From Jost's Archive

Sunday, 27 October to Sunday, 10 November
For several years now, the archive of works of the St. Gallen graphic designer Jost Hochuli has been placed at the Zentrum für das ...

Open Studio with Aaron Flint Jamison, Lisa Radon and Christoph Schifferli

21 October, from 17:00-20:00, at the Sitterwerk Art Library
On Friday, 25 October, the artist Aaron Flint Jamison will open an exhibition at the Kunst Halle Sankt Gallen. ...

Simone Truong: «In the middle of Nowhere – Your absence fills the space»

September 7, 2019, 22:30 

In the middle of Nowhere – Your absence fills the space deals with the topic of migration in an ever-changing society, ...

St. Galler Museumsnacht

07. September 2019, 18 – 1 Uhr

Wir öffnen ab 18 Uhr die Türen zu unseren Sammlungen und den Werkstätten. Im Werkstoffarchiv ist die ...

Josephsohn in Rome
Kairos e Kronos, curated by Lorenzo Benedetti

Kairos and Chronos, a conceptual pair from antiquity, denote two different understandings of time. “Chronos” refers to the regularly flowing, measurable passage of time, which is also ...

July 18, 2019 to November 03, 2019

Open Studios – Lorenza Longhi and Ani Schulze

Ani Schulze and Lorenza Longhi were guests in the Sitterwerk studios from May to June respectively August. On June 27, the two artists opened their studios for friends and ...

June 27, 2019 Event date: 17.00 to 21.00

edel unedel

An exhibition in the Material Archive on the coloring and coating of metals. In cooperation with the artist Anita Tarnutzer and the Material-Archiv S8 of the Hochschule der Künste ...

June 17, 2019 to September 08, 2019

Josephsohn Exhibition at the ICA Milano

For Hans Josephsohn, Italy was a country of inspiration, which regularly drew him to Assisi, Arezzo, or Tarquinia. He marveled at the reclining figures on the cover panels of Etruscan ...

March 23, 2019 to June 02, 2019

Ilona Ruegg at the Sitterwerk

The large studio window provides a view of the winter landscape of the Sitter River, of tree branches, bushes, stone formations, and moss — a landscape as if out of a Japanese woodcut. ...

Change of Management

After around two years of positive and enriching collaboration, Duscha Kistler has decided to relinquish the management of the Sitterwerk Foundation at the end of the year. Her ...

Erbprozent Kultur— «Forum 8» in the Sitterwerk

In 2018, Erbprozent Kultur, the Swiss foundation for the promotion of culture across generations, supported the Sitterwerk with a notable contribution. On November 24, 2018, the ...

November 24, 2018 Event date: 11.00

Fluid Libraries—Automated Processes and RFID

The Art Library in the Sitterwerk is dedicating an afternoon to new perspectives and technical possibilities in the field of libraries and archives. International speakers present ...

November 30, 2018 Event date: 14.00 to 16.30

A Talk with Ursula Palla and Tina Schulz

For over ten years now, the Sitterwerk has been maintaining the Studio House where invited artists can develop new projects. The artists also have access to the collections found in ...

October 05, 2018 Event date: 18.15

Tina Schulz as a Visiting Artist at Sitterwerk

The German artist Tina Schulz (*1975) is at the Sitterwerk this fall for two and a half months as a visiting artist. She intends to devote her time spent in the guest studio to open, ...

Material, Wissen und Kunst versammelt im Sitterwerk

Im Rahmen der Öffentlichen Vorlesungen der Universität St.Gallen gibt das Sitterwerk an drei Abenden Einblick in die Tätigkeiten der Stiftung. In drei Vorträgen werden die ...

Josephsohn in Bergamo

In the fall, the Galeria d’arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo GAMeC is opening the group exhibition Black Hole—Art and Materiality, from Informal to Invisible. The ...

October 05, 2018 to January 06, 2019

Ursula Palla in the Guest Studio

In early September, Ursula Palla (*1961) moved into the Guest Studio of the Sitterwerk for a stay lasting several weeks. The Swiss artist studied drawing and painting at the F+F ...

On a Search for Clues in the Sitterwerk: Museum Night 2018

On Saturday, September 8, 2018, the Museum Night is taking place in St. Gallen. A good reason for the Sitterwerk, in cooperation with the neighboring Kunstgiesserei and the Fotolabor ...

September 08, 2018 Event date: 18.00 to 00.00

Elizabeth Hatz im Atelierhaus

Die schwedische Architekturprofessorin, Kuratorin und Künstlerin Elisabeth Hatz erfüllte sich bei ihrem Aufenthalt im Gastatelier einen lang gehegten Traum. Sie realisierte im ...

Hommage à Josephsohn (V) im Museum La Congiunta in Giornico

La Congiunta, Haus für Reliefs und Halbfiguren von Josephsohn
Giornico, TI

Seit der Uraufführung 2012 im Kesselhaus Josephsohn wird im Josephsohn-Museum La ...

September 01, 2018 Event date: 16.00

Blank books – A lecture by Moritz Küng on invitation by Werkplaats Typografie

Saturday May 5, 2018
Event with presentations by the participants of the Werkplaats Typografie from 16.00 and a lecture by Moritz Küng from 18.00
Program ...

World Book Day

In 2018, the Sitterwerk is once again participating in “World Book Day”. With a loose overview of the topic “the material from which books are made,” we titillate all the senses and ...

April 23, 2018 Event date: 09.00 to 17.00

Change in the Management of the Material-Archiv

After ten years, the management of the Material-Archiv association passed from Christoph Flury to Yvonne Radecker at the beginning of 2018.

Lena Henke in the Project Studio

When Lena Henke came to visit the Sitterwerk last summer, it was immediately clear that it would work. The Kunsthalle Zürich had asked us beforehand whether we might consider offering ...

The Sitterwerk Catalogue with New Functions

You can now access our online catalogue with subtle, but significant improvements. At

Ani Schulze im Gastatelier

Ani Schulze (*1982) in Frankenberg, lebt und arbeitet in Köln. Die Künstlerin verbrachte im Mai/Juni 2018 vier Wochen im Gastatelier des Sitterwerks. Das offene Atelier fand am 14. ...

Metal – Surfaces

The Coloring and Coating of Metals

Josephsohn Exhibition at the Museum Folkwang in Essen

The Folkwang Museum in Essen is presenting the up to now biggest Josephsohn retrospective—over fifty sculptures and reliefs, including larger groups of sculptural relief sketches and ...

March 30, 2018 to June 24, 2018

Two Works by Josephsohn at Lago Maggiore

In the summer months of 2018, one relief and one half-figure by Hans Josephsohn will be presented in the historical center of the village of Vira Gambarogno in Ticino. The two works ...

June 17, 2018 to September 09, 2018

Josephsohn at Westbund Art & Design in Shanghai

In the outdoor area of the entrance to the Westbund Art & Design art fair in Shanghai, it will be possible to see a group of large half-figures and reclining ...

November 10, 2017 to November 12, 2017

Robots in Libraries?—An Evening of Conversation in the Art Library

What do robots, digital tools, and RFID technology do between bookshelves? Can structures of order be broken up with automated processes, and do we now find everything in chaos? ...

November 23, 2017 Event date: 19.00

Hauser & Wirth Somerset:
«Josephsohn / Märkli - A Conjunction»

The exhibition curated by Niall Hobhouse at the Hauser & Wirth site in Bruton, Somerset (UK), is dedicated to the link between the architect Peter Märkli and the sculptor Hans ...

September 30, 2017 to January 01, 2018

Ueli Torgler - Open Studio

Ueli Torgler was a guest artist in the Sitterwerk in 2014/2015. Since then, the artist from Glarus has been working on a clay garden in the open air behind the work halls of the ...

October 03, 2017 Event date: 18.00

Pisé – From Lyon to St. Gallen

Pisé is the French term for rammed earth, a building technique in which earth-moist, loamy-gravelly material is compacted by ramming and then built up. As of the seventeenth century, ...

August 21, 2017 to October 15, 2017

Vaclav Pozarek as a Guest in the Sitterwerk


August 15, 2017 Event date: 18.00

Traces of the Sitterwerk at Documenta 14

Nevin Aladag
Jali, Landesmuseum Kassel
Documenta 14, June 10 to September 17, 2017  
Keeping out and letting in, showing and concealing, ...

Salome Schmuki and Katalin Deér in the Art Library

Within the framework of “5ünfstern, offene Künstlerateliers in der Ostschweiz” (Open Artists’ Studios in Eastern Switzerland),” Salome Schmuki and Katalin Deér provided insight into ...

April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017

World Book Day 2017 in the Sitterwerk

Since 2004, the “World Book Day” initiated by UNESCO has also been celebrated in Switzerland. In 2017, the Verein Buchstadt St. Gallen in cooperation with the Cantonal Library St. ...

April 23, 2017

17 Meters of Picasso

For some time, with the Magazin, the Sitterwerk Foundation has had at its disposal a second work and library space that we would also like to use for exhibitions. To venture a ...

April 18, 2017 to April 24, 2017

Traces of the Sitterwerk at the 57th Venice Biennale

Geoffrey Farmer
A Way Out of the Mirror, Canadian Pavilion
Venice Biennale, May 13 to November 26, 2017
Last summer, the Canadian artist Geoffrey Farmer ...

Josephsohn at Kloster Schönthal

During the summer of 2017 it is possible to see a larger group of works by Josephsohn on the grounds of the Romanesque monastery of Schönthal near Langenbruck, which was ...

May 07, 2017 to November 05, 2017

Material Perspectives - A Look into the Drawers

Within the context of the Material Perspectives project, work on indexing samples is currently being done in the storage space of the Sitterwerk. In a temporarily set-up photo studio, ...


«Hans Josephsohn, Sculptures – Photographs by Jürg Hassler»

At the beginning of March 2017, the book «Hans Josephsohn, Sculptures—Photographs by Jürg Hassler» was published by Scheidegger & Spiess.  Edited by the Kesselhaus ...

Sculptures by Hansjürg Buchmeier,
An Exhibition in the Sitterwerk

Opening: Sunday, February 12, 2017, 2 to 5 pm
Book launch of the publication africana, edition typoundso
Welcome speech at ca. 3 ...

February 12, 2017 to March 26, 2017

Lokremise St. Gallen – Hans Josephsohn and Franz West

Works by Hans Josephsohn and Franz West (1947–2012) are being shown together for the first time in the exhibition space of the ...

February 04, 2017 to June 25, 2017

Solothurn Film Days 2017: «Josephsohn—Stein des Anstosses» (1977) by Jürg Hassler

Forty years after its premiere, the Solothurn Film Days and the Swiss TV SRF are presenting Jürg Hassler’s documentary film about Josephsohn in a newly restored original version. ...

January 22, 2017 Event date: 05.15 Film Screening

Salome Schmuki & Theo Cowley as Guests in the Sitterwerk

Salome Schmuki and Theo Cowley live and work in St. Gallen and Brussels. From October 2016 to January 2017, they are ...

Discussion Evening: Between Accumulating and Collecting — Archiving Materials in/as a Network

On Thursday, November 24, 7 pm, there will be another discussion and exchange of ideas with guests on ...

November 24, 2016 Event date: 19.00

The Sitterwerk is one of the most beautiful Swiss Museums

In the second edition of Die Schönsten Museen der Schweiz (The Most Beautiful Swiss Museums), the Swiss Heritage Society presents fifty sculpture parks and various small, fine ...

October 21, 2019

Specialist Presentation by Ralph Schraivogel

He is one of the most well-known contemporary Swiss poster designers. His works are visually distinctive as a result of the complex structural patterns and the handling of images. ...

December 02, 2016 Event date: 19.00

Werkstoffperspektiven (Material Perspectives) - An exhibition

Opening: Sunday, October 23, 2016
2 to 5 pm, introduction at 3 pm
The ten-year anniversary of the Sitterwerk — in 2016, the Material Archive is focusing on particular contexts ...

October 24, 2016 to January 15, 2017

Kunstmuseum Bern—Sculptural Accents in the Lucchini Exhibition

with works by Giacometti, de Bruyckere, Josephsohn, and others

September 23, 2016 to January 08, 2017

Talk by Peter Piller in the Sitterwerk

The German artist Peter Piller (*1968) works in photos, drawings, and conceptually, and also teaches at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst (Academy of Visual Arts) in ...

September 12, 2016 Event date: 18.00

Museum Night

The Sitterwerk, Kunstgiesserei, and Fotolabor are also participating again in this year’s St. Gallen Museum Night, which takes place on Saturday, September 10, 2016, ...

September 10, 2016 Event date: 18.00 to 00.00

Edition: Ten Years of the Sitterwerk

In 2016 we are celebrating the ten-year anniversary of the Sitterwerk Foundation, an occasion that happily gives us the opportunity to review what has taken ...

«Hommage à Josephsohn» Version IV at the Museum La Congiunta in Giornico

Every two years, the ensemble für neue musik zürich performs a new version of the «Hommage à Josephsohn» at the Josephsohn museum, La Congiunta, in Giornico, Ticino, in memory of Hans ...

September 10, 2016 Event date: 16.00 Giornico, TI

Between Cabinet of Curiosities and High-Density Storage—An Evening at the Art Library

On activating and mediating libraries, estates, and other collections.
The Sitterwerk Foundation is celebrating its tenth anniversary in 2016. We are taking this as an ...

June 23, 2016 Event date: 19.00

Josephsohn at the Art Parcours

A group of works by Hans Josephsohn can be seen this week on the Münsterplatz in Basel. The occasion is the Art Parcours, which takes place in public spaces in Basel during Art Basel. ...

June 13, 2016 to June 19, 2016

The Artist Ayami Awazuhara as Guest in the Studio of the Sitterwerk

The guest artist Ayami Awazuhara began her stay in the Sitterwerk with research in the Art Library. The Berlin-based artist is spending two months in the guest studio, during which she ...

Foto: Jürg Hassler. Photographic Views of Josephsohn’s Sculptures I—Start of a New Exhibition Series in the Sitterwerk

Wednesday, June 22, 7 pm: Screening of the film Josephsohn — Stein des Anstosses (1977) by Jürg Hassler

The photographer ...

April 24, 2016 to June 26, 2016

392 Drawers Offer Insight into Ten Years of Collecting Activities

Ten years of the Sitterwerk—in 2016, the Material Archive is taking a look a special connections and stories relating to the material samples. Many of the material samples have a ...

«Das Denken unterbrechen»: An Exhibition on Drawings, Notes, Idea Sketches

The exhibition «Das Denken unterbrechen» (Suspending Thought) takes up an element of interest to both the Sitterwerk and the Kunstgiesserei: drawings as idea sketches, as a ...

November 22, 2015 to February 14, 2016

Between Pixel and Print—Physical Archives in the Digital World

An evening at the Art Library

February 25, 2016 Event date: 19.00

A Group Exhibition with Josephsohn at the Kunstmuseum Lucerne

At the Kunstmuseum Luzern, a group exhibition curated by Fanni Fetzer with Hans Josephsohn, Katinka Bock (*1976), and Fabian Marti (*1979) was opened on February 26, 2016. What the ...

February 27, 2016 to May 29, 2016

«La Règle et l’Intuition» — Josephsohn in a Group Exhibition in Arles

Gérard Traquandi, a painter from Marseille, was given carte blanche by the French Centre des monuments nationaux for an exhibition in the former Montmajour Abbey near Arles in ...

April 03, 2016 to September 18, 2016

Group Exhibition at the Hamburger Bahnhof with a Half-Figure by Hans Josephsohn

Between 2008 and 2014, the collector Friedrich Christian Flick donated over 260 works of contemporary art to the Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. They comprise photographs, videos, ...

November 28, 2015 to March 13, 2016

Beatrice Dörig in the Guest Studio

Open Studio on tuesday, January 12, 2016, beginning at 6 p.m.

January 12, 2016

«The Dynamic Library»: English Publication about Organizing Knowledge in the Sitterwerk

«The Dynamic Library» was published by Soberscove Press in mid-October 2015. We are taking the publication of the English translation of ...

Ueli Torgler–clay garden

The artist Ueli Torgler from Glarus has been a guest in the studio of the Sitterwerk in stages since September 2014. He is working here on a clay garden, examining the ...

«Anpfiff: Cello-Match»— Musical Theater Concert by new art music/contrapunkt

On Friday, September 18, there is a performance of the piece «Match» by Mauricio Kagel (1931–2008), supplemented with compositions by Carola Bauckholt, Stephanie Haensler, and Dennis ...

September 18, 2015 Event date: 20.00

Museum Night 2015

Sitterwerk unplugged

September 05, 2015 Event date: 18.00

Artist Daniela Gugg in the Guest Studio

«I asked my grandfather how it felt to live on this world for one hundred years. That’s a hard question; he would have to think about it.»

Plaster—Its Forms

Starting on July 2, 2015, the Material Archive is presenting the exhibition «Plaster—Its Forms.» It presents plaster in its varieties as a material and in its use as a material ...

July 26, 2015 to October 18, 2015

Large Half-Figures by Josephsohn at
Hauser & Wirth in Zurich

This fall, Hauser & Wirth is hosting a solo presentation of Hans Josephsohn focusing on his large half-figures at the Löwenbräu in Zurich. Several half-figures created starting in ...

August 28, 2015 to October 30, 2015

Plaster – Its Forms in Art and Architecture

Workshop in the Sitterwerk St.Gallen

June 29, 2015 to July 04, 2015

Frédéric Dedelley—Guest Artist Stay in the Sitterwerk

Models for vessels and vases stand on the table and floor, and remains of white model-building boxes, from which geometric forms have been cut out, lean against the wall of the guest ...

“Feuer & Flamme” Available on DVD

In the last ten years, the filmmaker Iwan Schumacher filmed the creation of various art works in the 

Group Exhibition with Josephsohn at the Laurent Godin Gallery, Paris

In early summer this year, the Parisian gallerist Laurent Godin is presenting a group exhibition with the title Substance including eight artistic positions whose works develop ...

May 28, 2015 to July 25, 2015

Works by Hans Josephsohn at the ArtZuid Sculpture Exhibition in Amsterdam

Over the summer months, it will be possible to see four works by Hans Josephsohn in the public space in Amsterdam. They are part of the

May 22, 2015 to September 22, 2015

Du—The Culture Magazine: May Issue on Hans Josephsohn

Du magazine, which was founded by the journalist Arnold Kübler in 1941, is considered to be the most important culture magazine in Switzerland. Since the beginning, thematic ...

«The Dream of Perfect Order: Library Stories»

On April 30, the Sitterwerk is hosting the literature theorist Martina Süess. Within the framework of the «langen Donnerstag» (long Thursday) the ...

April 30, 2015 Event date: 19.00

Solo Exhibition of Hans Josephsohn at the Kunstparterre in Munich

The «Kunstparterre» in Munich is the private initiative of some passionate art collectors: the ground floor of the residential building at Nördliche Auffahrtsallee 29, where two ...

April 25, 2015 to June 06, 2015

Vera Marke Learns Fresco Painting in the Guest Studio of the Sitterwerk

Open studio: Tuesday, March 31, 2015, 6 pm

The artist Vera Marke has been working in the guest studio of the Sitterwerk this month. Over three weeks, she has been ...

Old Techniques – New Forms of Expression: Results of the Stucco Workshops of the ETH

A seminar week of the ETH Zurich took place in the Sitterwerk from March 16 to 20. The topic was stucco works. With reference to the plaster project in the Material Archive, Annette ...

March 20, 2015 to April 19, 2015

Two Half-Figures by Josephsohn in the Fachhochschule St. Gallen

Two works by Josephsohn from the work group of large half-figures have been on exhibit in the foyer of the Fachhochschule St.Gallen since the end of February 2015 and are expected to ...

«Who's There – A Dance Piece with Text»

«While asleep, I once saw all of Europe’s mountains collapse.»

On February 27 and 28, the premiere of «Who’s There – A Dance Piece with Text» is taking place in the studio ...

February 27, 2015 to February 28, 2015

Mirko Baselgia on the Queen of the Plant Kingdom: The Artist from Graubünden as Guest

On February 11, Mirko Baselgia, an artist from Graubünden, was a guest of the Sitterwerk, where he took wood as a material as the starting point for research along with Annett Höland ...

February 11, 2015

With / Without a Claim to Completeness – Rare Wooden Library

Starting on January 25, one of the two wooden libraries still extant in Switzerland will be exhibited in the Sitterwerk. For the exhibition «Mit / Ohne Anspruch auf Vollständigkeit» ...

January 25, 2015 to March 22, 2015

Three large half-figures of Hans Josephsohn in the Kunstmuseum St.Gallen

In conjunction with its merger with the municipality of St.Gallen, this year, the municipality of Straubenzell donated a work from Josephsohn’s work group of large half-figures to the ...

December 11, 2014 to February 15, 2015


On Sunday, November 23, 2014, in the Art Library, the Bibliozine project will be presented and introduced as a working tool. Bibliozine consists of a table equipped with radio ...

November 23, 2014 Event date: 14.00 to 18.00

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books 2013 at Sitterwerk

The book designer and typographer Jan Tschichold is said to have warned that, «Poor typography is bad for your health» — a quote that on the one hand best ...

October 26, 2014 to November 23, 2014

«Wax—Tablets and Blocks» at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

The Sitterwerk’s wax exhibition makes a stop in Lucerne. On October 16, the exhibition «Wax – Tablets and Blocks» will open at the Lucerne University of Applied ...

October 16, 2014 to November 07, 2014

Josephsohn at the Shanghai Westbund
Art & Design Fair

This fall the Westbund Art & Design Fair is being held for the first time on a former industrial site in Shanghai. At the art fair, which takes place from September 25 to 29, 2014, ...

September 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014

汉斯·约瑟夫松 (1920生于柯尼斯堡,2012逝于苏黎世)

约瑟夫松和贾科梅蒂(Giacometti)被认为是20世纪瑞士最重要 的两位雕塑大师。和英国雕塑家亨利·摩尔(Henry Moore)一样,两 人均经过古典雕塑艺术的教育和训练。与其他二人相比,汉斯·约瑟夫 松的创作具有强烈的现代感,深受众多策展人、艺术家及收藏家的重视 和赞赏。在2013年的威尼斯双年展上,总策展人马西米利亚诺·吉奥尼 (Massimiliano ...

September 25, 2014 to October 26, 2014

“Hommage à Josephsohn”, Version III 

Performance at the La Congiunta Museum, Giornico

The composition “Hommage à Josephsohn” (Version III) by Hans-Peter Frehner will be performed at the La Congiunta museum this September. Version II of the composition, which was ...

September 20, 2014 Event date: 16.00

Adam Feldmeth – Project in the Art Library

September 14th, 3 p.m.: public discussion between Adam Feldmeth and Akiko Bernhöft (in english)

Peter Märkli and Hans Josephsohn at the Swiss Architecture Museum in Basel

In conjunction with the thirty-year anniversary of the Architecture Museum in Basel, the current director Hubertus Adam invited his predecessor Ulrike Jehle-Schulte Strathaus to curate ...

September 06, 2014 to October 19, 2014

Museum Night 2014

During the Museum Night 2014, taking place on Saturday, September 6, from 6 pm to 1 am, visitors are invited to visit the Art Library, Material Archive, Kesselhaus Josephsohn, and ...

September 06, 2014 Event date: 18.00 to 01.00

Guest Artists at the Sitterwerk: Aglaia Konrad and Willem Oorebeek

Aglaia Konrad and Willem Oorebeek have been guest artists in the Sitterwerk in August 2014. For her visual examinations of architecture and urbanity, Aglaia Konrad (*1960, Austria) ...

Bruno Jakob – hidden pictures

«Everything that is hidden has a place, since what does not exist cannot be hidden.»*

Bruno Jakob has been working in the Studio House in the Sitterwerk in July and August ...

Remote Material Deposition – Workshop in Cooperation with the ETH

Remote Material Deposition (RMD) – This is the name of a current research and teaching project of the Chair of Architecture and Digital Fabrication (Prof. Fabio Gramazio, Prof. ...

Wax as Material – A Special Presentation at the Gewerbemuseum Winterthur

Opening: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 1 pm, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Kirchplatz 14

May 18, 2014 to June 09, 2014

Architectural Drawings by Peter Märkli at Betts Project London – With Three Relief Sketches by Josephsohn

As its inaugural exhibition, the Betts Project architecture gallery of Marie Coulon, which just opened in London, is presenting drawings by the Zurich architect

May 16, 2014 to June 28, 2014

Spector Books at the Sitterwerk

Applied Publishing Studies – An Improvisation
Symposium on book design and book-making

May 10, 2014 Event date: 11.30 to 18.00

The Sitterwerk Art Library at Herrmann Germann Contemporary, Zurich

«Echo Travel Echo Star»
Vera Ida Müller, Sebastian Utzni, Marina Schütz, Sitterwerk Art Library

March 29, 2014 to May 10, 2014

Book Design for the Sitterwerk – Presentation of the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

In September and October 2013, fifteen students of graphic design under the direction of the designers Megi ...

March 04, 2014 to April 06, 2014

contrapunkt: NONO 90 – The Minguet Quartett at the Art Library

On Friday, February 28, 2014, starting at 7 pm, contrapunkt / new art music, the St. Gallen Forum für neue Musik, is guest in the Sitterwerk. Established in 1987, contrapunkt – which ...

February 28, 2014 Event date: 19.00 to 22.00

Josephsohn Exhibition at the Ernst Barlach Haus in Hamburg

In an impressively clear museum building by Werner Kallmorgen, the Ernst ...

February 16, 2014 to June 15, 2014

Karin Karinna Bühler –
Guest Artist in Winter 2014

Karin Karinna Bühler (born in 1974) has been a guest artist in the Sitterwerk for three months since January. At the beginning of her stay, she spent time looking through the Art ...

April 01, 2014 Event date: 18.00

«Wax—Tablets and Blocks»

An Exhibition in the Material Archive
Wax is a plastic material—malleable and pliable. This also applies in a figurative sense to its definition. "Wax" is a collective ...

January 20, 2014 to February 23, 2014

Josephsohn in New York at Hauser & Wirth

Hauser & Wirth
32 East 69th Street, between Madison and Park Avenue
New York NY 10021

Josephsohn's work has already received some attention in NY in ...

January 15, 2014 to February 22, 2014

Neighborly Relations – Archival Exhibition on Aby Warburg and Positions in Contemporary Art from the Holdings of the Sitterwerk Art Library

The Sitterwerk Art Library invites interested individuals to a dialogue with the exhibition

October 18, 2013 to November 17, 2013

Open Studio in the Sitterwerk: Jochen Lempert

From September to October 2013, Jochen Lempert, who lives and works in Hamburg, is a guest artist in the Sitterwerk. He studied biology, and has been working as a photographer since ...

October 15, 2013 Event date: 18.00

Plastic Wax
Workshop Talk in the Sitterwerk

Guests: Sabina Carraro, moulage collection of the University of Zurich, Sibylle Obrecht and Emil Meier, Kunstgiesserei St. Gallen
Moderation: Julia Lütolf, Material Archive in the ...

September 19, 2013 Event date: 18.00

Tour of the industrial site in the Sittertal
– with Felix Lehner and Richard Dindo

“Warum Meienberg? Pourquoi Meienberg?” is an exhibition on the work of Niklaus Meienberg (1940–1993) that will be presented in the

September 08, 2013 Event date: 17.00 to 21.30

Museum Night 2013

The Sitterwerk Foundation with the Art Library, Material Archive, Kesselhaus Josephsohn, and Studio House is also participating along with the

September 07, 2013 Event date: 18.00 to 01.00

Allyson Vieira – Guest Artist
in Summer 2013

Allyson Vieira (*1979) has been a guest artist in the large project studio of the Sitterwerk since the beginning of July. The invitation of the studio advisory committee was extended ...

Venice Biennale 2013
Josephsohn in the Arsenal

June 01, 2013 to November 24, 2013

Annina Frehner – Guest Artist in May 2013

Annina Frehner (born in Winterthur in 1983) was a guest artist in the Sitterwerk in May 2013. Many of her works are related to the topic of working with space. Her interest is above ...

Josephsohn Exhibition at
 Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Opening May 10, 2013

May 11, 2013 to April 27, 2014

Veronika Spierenburg: «Between Handle and Blade»

Opening: Sunday, May 5, 2013, 2–6 pm
3 pm: Introduction by Winfried Heininger, Kodoji Press

May 05, 2013 to June 23, 2013

Josephsohn in the Carré d’Art, Nîmes

For the twenty-year anniversary of the Carré d’Art in Nîmes, its architect Norman Foster was invited to curate a jubilee exhibition. Under the title “Moving”, he has brought together ...

May 03, 2013 to September 15, 2013

Presentation: Publication on New Systems of Order

A Symposium took place in the Sitterwerk in the fall of 2011: under the title «Archive of the Future – New Systems of Order ...

April 24, 2013 Event date: 19.30

The Sitterwerk as Guest at Peep-Hole
in Milan

The Sitterwerk will be a guest in the rooms of Peep-Hole in Milan with ...

April 02, 2013 to May 12, 2013

Sitterwerk is a «Shaper of the Future in
Libraries 2013»

award for the project of dynamic order


The first institutional solo exhibition of Josephsohn’s works will open in Oxford, England in February. The exhibition spaces in the art gallery

February 23, 2013 to April 14, 2013

«Yuan Trio» – Jazz Concert in the Sitterwerk

Claude Diallo | piano
Wen Hui Tsai | vocals
Martijn Vanbuel | double bass


January 19, 2013 Event date: 19.30

Publication on New Systems of Order

Dynamic order is a distinguishing characteristic of the Art Library. The books do not have a fixed location on the shelves: users may rearrange the books as they wish—and they can ...

Josephsohn at Hauser & Wirth in London

Opening on November 21, 2012, 6 pm–8 pm

In remembrance of Hans Josephsohn, who passed away in August 2012 at the age of 92, Galerie Hauser & Wirth is presenting an ...

November 22, 2012 to January 19, 2013

The Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2011

The Bundesamt für Kultur (BAK) is holding “The Most Beautiful Swiss Books” competition each year. With this award, the BAK, on the one hand, acknowledges outstanding achievements in ...

November 18, 2012 to December 16, 2012

Trio Onyx – Concert in the Sitterwerk

Eva Boesch: Violoncello | Maria Schmit: Violoncello | Brian Archinal: Drums
The piece «Match» by the composer Mauricio Kagel first interested the three musicians primarily because of ...

November 02, 2012 Event date: 20.00

Presentation by Vaclav Pozarek

The archival exhibition

October 23, 2012 Event date: 18.30

London, Regent’s Park: Josephsohn in the Frieze Art Fair Sculpture Park

The sculpture park set up in the «English Gardens» of Regent's Park for the length of the Frieze Art Fair gives the public unrestricted access. Clare Lilley, the program director for ...

October 11, 2012 to October 14, 2012

«Hommage à Josephsohn» – Premiere of

Version II in the Museum La Congiunta

Hans Peter Frehner has created a new arrangement of his composition «Hommage à Josephsohn», which was already performed in May 2011 in the ...

September 29, 2012 Event date: 17.00

«ein Gebäude sein – être un bâtiment»

 A theater piece by the Compagnie un tour de Suisse in the Art Library.

September 21, 2012 Event date: 18.30 to 21.30

Museum Night 2012

A museum night is being held in St.Gallen once again this year. On Saturday, September 8, 2012, from 6 pm until after midnight, a total of 35 cultural institutions receive interested ...

September 08, 2012

Venice: Märkli shows Josephsohn and Giacometti at the Biennale Architettura

In his contribution to the Biennale Architettura in Venice, Peter Märkli examines two central elements in the history of architecture: the standing human figure as sculpture in ...

August 27, 2012 to November 25, 2012

Anastasia Katsidis – Guest Artist in the Sitterwerk

September 25, 2012 Event date: 17.30

Books, Bridges, Images – An Archival Exhibition in the Art Library

In an allusion to the exhibition «Landschaft und Kunstbauten» in the neighboring ...

August 18, 2012 to November 04, 2012

Phil Dobson – Guest Artist in July 2012

 The English artist Phil Dobson was a guest artist in the Studio House of the Sitterwerk in the month of July. 

Display of Materials in the Material Archive

From June 27 to approximately August 8, an inventory is taking place in the Material Archive of the Sitterwerk, which means that all the materials will be taken out of the cabinet ...

June 27, 2012 to August 08, 2012

Josephsohn in the «Art and the City» Group Exhibition in Zurich West

Within the framework of the «Art and the City» exhibition project this summer, ...

June 09, 2012 to September 23, 2012

Raphael Langmair – As Guest in the Sitterwerk

Raphael Langmair (*1985) lives in Amsterdam. His stay in the Sitterwerk came about in cooperation with Nadia Veronese and Kathrin Doerig, the two initiators of the Guerilla Galerie: ...

Josephsohn in Lismore Castle

Castle Lismore in Southern Ireland, which was founded in 1170, today provides premium accommodations for private events. During the summer months, the west wing is open to the public: ...

May 12, 2012 to September 30, 2012

Art-Public Chur
Group Exhibition with Josephsohn in
Fontana Park

Fontana Park in the heart of the city of Chur, which was laid out as a garden for one of the most magnificent stately homes in Graubünden in the eighteenth century, has long been a ...

May 06, 2012 to October 28, 2012

Material Archive as an App

The multifaceted database at can now also be used as an ...

Gladstone Gallery, New York: Rondinone Shows Josephsohn in a Group Exhibition

Ugo Rondinone took the title of the exhibition – «The Spirit Level» – from a book of poetry by the Irish writer Seamus Heaney. This in turn makes reference to the water level, which ...

March 24, 2012 to April 21, 2012

Josephsohn at Art Basel Miami Beach 2011

Three large half-figures by Hans Josephsohn can be seen at the stand of Gavin Brown's Enterprise from December 1 to December 4, 2011 in Miami. The presentation was ...

Andrea Vogel in the Guest Studio

From November 2011 to January 2012 Andrea Vogel worked in the guest studio. During the winter months, it is not possible to give artists the opportunity to use the guest studio in ...

The Archive of the Future —
New Orders of Knowledge

November 04, 2011 to November 05, 2011

The Archive of the Future: Workshop in the Sitterwerk

October 21, 2011 to October 23, 2011

Museum Night St. Gallen 2011

September 10, 2011 Event date: 18.00

Kunikazu Kadota - Japanese Guest Artist

In the months of August and September 2011 the Japanese artist Kunikazu Kadota (*1985) was a guest in the studio in the Sitterwerk. On Tuesday September 6, he gave an insight into his ...

New Presentation of Josephsohn's Work in the Aargauer Kunsthaus

The museum in Aarau has played a quite significant role in the reception of Josephsohn's work in the last two decades. An extensive, retrospective exhibition of some 150 works from the ...

Guest Artists in June and July 2011:
Minze Tummescheit and Arne Hector

Minze Tummescheit and Arne Hector, two filmmakers who live in Berlin, were guest artists in the Sitterwerk in the months of June and July 2011. They were working on the editing of ...

Studio Mumbai Exhibition


June 06, 2011 to August 28, 2011

Hommage à Josephsohn
A Sound Installation by Hans-Peter Frehner

ensemble für neue musik zürich
Kesselhaus Josephsohn, St.Gallen

May 29, 2011 Event date: 15.00

«Caravan, descending a staircase»
– from the sound poem to the speech bubble


Start of the trilogy: «Sprechmusiksprachen – Crossing Frontiers between Lecture, Concert, and Theater»
Organized by «bibliOnzert» – Ueli Vogt and Jürg Hochuli


May 18, 2011 Event date: 20.00

Kulturlandsgemeinde Appenzell Ausserrhoden 2011


The Kulturlandsgemeinde Appenzell Ausserrhoden
as guest in the Sitterwerk


May 08, 2011

Shana Lutker – Guest Artist in May 2011

While staying in the guest studio of the Sitterwerk, the American artist Shana Lutker prepared for her exhibition «A. G. L. & X.» at the Galerie Barbara Seiler, which opened in ...

Josephsohn Exhibitions in Japan

With this exhibition of several large half-figures, one large reclining figure, and various smaller works in the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo, Josephsohn's work is presented to ...

March 26, 2011 to August 07, 2011

Andreas Karl Schulze in the Guest Studio

At the close of his stay in the Guest Studio of the Sitterwerk, Andreas Karl Schulze presented at the «open studio» on December 2010 works created on-site. Although the title may at ...

Kesselhaus Josephsohn – New Rooms

Since the beginning of November 2010, the expanded rooms in the old annex building of the Kesselhaus have also been opened up for the work of Josephsohn as exhibition and storage space ...

FADING OUT «Fasson Theater» at Studio House

September 30, 2010 to October 02, 2010

F. P. Boué in the guest studio

In summer 2010 the New York artist F. P. Boué was a guest in the studio of the Sitterwerk for three months. He was preparing for an exhibition that he presented in February 2011 ...

Library of the Future:
Flexible and associative organization systems

The organization of the Library in the Sitterwerk is flexible. In the catalogue, the current location of every book is shown along with the surroundings in which the book is located at ...

Josephsohn on the terrace of the
Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin

Between the epochal works of Moore, Serra, Calder and Chillida, a half-figure by Hans Josephsohn also recently found its permanent location in front of the Neue Nationalgalerie in ...

Löwenbräu Zurich:

An exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, curated by Peter Märkli

March 27, 2010 to May 29, 2010

Limerick, Ireland
Josephsohn in the EV+A Group Exhibition

The ev+a exhibition that takes place annually in Limerick is considered in Ireland to be the most important event in the field of contemporary art: A guest curator of international ...

March 13, 2010 to May 23, 2010

Continuous Library Inventory
using RFID Technology

To mark the launch of the RFID system in the Art Library, the Sitterwerk presents a thematic evening

February 17, 2010 Event date: 19.30

The Andreas Züst Library makes a stop in the Sitterwerk

For over three months, the Art Library of Daniel Rohner in the Sitterwerk is receiving a visit from an intellectual kin - from the library of Andreas Züst. Around 10,000 volumes ...

November 30, 2009 to March 07, 2010

Josephsohn at Parasol Unit, foundation for contemporary art, London

«Visible Invisible: Against the Security of the Real»
Group exhibition with Cecily Brown, Hans Josephsohn, Shaun McDowell, Katy Moran and Maaike Schoorel.

November 25, 2009 to February 07, 2010

Jackie Wullschlager presents Josephsohn in the exhibition «The Discerning Eye»

The exhibition «The Discerning Eye» has taken place annually each November since 1990 in the Mall Galleries on Trafalgar Square in London. With this group exhibition, the organizers ...

November 12, 2009 to November 22, 2009

«The Xanten Boy: Original or Roman Copy? - A Technological Excursus»

 Presentation by Uwe Peltz, restorer at the Collection of Classical Antiquities, Berlin 

October 19, 2009 Event date: 19.30 to 22.00

Josephsohn – Southwood Garden, London: Outdoor Sculpture I

Hauser & Wirth has initiated an outdoor sculpture project consisting of a series of exhibitions of sculptural positions in Southwood Garden, a charming, slightly neglected park ...

September 28, 2009 to February 27, 2010

From Reproduction to Ornament

Experiments with Plaster in the Material Archive and the Art Library

Museum Night 2009

Museum Night bus: stop at the Sitterwerk or shuttle from the Stocken bus stop

September 05, 2009 Event date: 18.00 to September 06, 2009 Event date: 01.00

Flora Cohen, Guest Artist

In August 2009, Flora Cohen, a Columbian artist from Miami, moved into the guest studio. Here she is working on the subject of the human tongue using a wide range of diverse media. Her ...

Plaster Tartlets with Strawberry Cream

Workshop for children within the framework of the St.Gallen Sommerplausch

July 13, 2009

Prof. Monika Wagner, University of Hamburg
«Clay and Plaster - History and Function in the Artistic Design Process»

The presentation by Monika Wagner addresses the question of why clay and plaster were already assessed in extremely contrary manners during the 19th century and how ...

June 18, 2009 Event date: 19.30 to 22.00

Open Studios

5pm - open studios
6pm - bratwurst and beer
7:30pm - presentation by Prof. Monika Wagner, University of Hamburg

June 18, 2009 Event date: 17.00

Katja Schenker — Guest Artist in the Sitterwerk

Summer 2009 – Artificial Sediments

Michelle Grob — Guest Artist in the Sitterwerk

April to June 2009 – Sugar-starched object-contours 

Katalin Deér

Two, two-and-a-half, and three dimensions

Art Basel 09

Ian Wallace's Homage to Hans Josephsohn

STUCK A TOUR Excursion

Car trip to visit stucco ceilings and to the Schleitheim Gipsmuseum 

June 06, 2009

Film cycle «Stone, Steel, Styrofoam»

In cooperation with Kinok, Christoph Holenstein stonemason atelier, and the Kunstgiesserei St.Gallen AG
April 22, May 15, July 02, 2009 

Exhibition «On Materials and Artworks»

Exhibition to mark the opening of the Material Archive

March 23, 2009 to September 06, 2009

Josephsohn at the Armory Show in New York

Positive response to the solo-presentation by Hauser & Wirth

March 05, 2009 to March 08, 2009

Launch of the Online Database, with its online database and the various collections of materials included in it, ...

February 25, 2009

Mariana Castillo Deball

Kaleidoscopic Eye — Artistic intervention in the Sitterwerk and in the Kunsthalle St.Gallen

February 14, 2009 to April 12, 2009

If One Thing Matters
a film about Wolfgang Tillmans

D/USA 2008, 72 Min
Swiss film premiere of Heiko Kalmbach's film in the Sitterwerk

December 11, 2008

Regula Engeler and Susa Gunzner

Summer 2008 — On the Life of Death

Asi Föcker / Henrik Strömberg

Summer 2008 — In Search of the Holy Barbara

Hauser & Wirth London Piccadilly

Josephsohn exhibition in London

May 28, 2008 to July 26, 2008

Gregor Passens

Spring 2008 — Pencil Sharpener and Excavator Shovel

Volume of photographs «Kesselhaus Josephsohn»

Book presentation and exhibition of hand proofs of the photographs by Katalin Deér

February 24, 2008 to April 05, 2008

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main

«Josephsohn Bildhauer»

February 08, 2008 to April 06, 2008

Sculpture at Schoenthal

Josephsohn in the context of the former Schoenthal Monastery

November 03, 2007 to April 27, 2008

Jason Klimatsas

Autumn 2007 — Sculptural Building Ruins
The Zurich artist Jason Klimatsas in the guest studio.

Farewell to Daniel Rohner

May 20, 1948 – October 9, 2007

Palais de Tokyo, Paris: Rondinone Shows Josephsohn in a Group Exhibition

In the fall of 2007, Ugo Rondinone as guest-artist-curator in the Palais de Tokyo in Paris presented a group exhibition with the title «the third mind» with larger work groups by ...

September 27, 2007 to January 03, 2008

Museum Strauhof, Zurich

Der gestillte Blick - Klaus Merz and the images

September 19, 2007 to November 25, 2007

Kolumba – in the new Art Museum of the Archbishopric of Cologne

Peter Zumthor integrated a large reclining figure by Josephsohn into the new building.

September 15, 2007

Joe Fyfe

Summer 2007 — Textile Paintings

«Aus dem Off legen»

Six publishing houses for art and one collector

June 04, 2007 to September 09, 2007

«Book Design in St.Gallen»

Spring 2007 - an exhibition catalogue is created in the Sitterwerk

Anne Chu

Spring 2007 — New Yorker Sculptor in the Guest Studio

«Josephsohn Bildhauer»

A documentary film by Matthias Kälin and Laurin Merz

May 01, 2007

Andro Wekua

Summer 2006 — Manor Prize Exhibition in Winterthur

Eliza Proctor

Spring / Summer 2006 — Fleeting Artworks

Peter Fischli/David Weiss:
«Bücher, Editionen und Ähnliches»

An exhibition to mark the opening of the Art Library in the Sitterwerk

April 22, 2006 to May 02, 2006

Ugo Rondinone

Spring 2006 — Caricatured Masks

Stefan Banz

Autumn 2005 «The Dent Blanche» in Styrofoam

Heiko Kalmbach

Summer 2005 «If One Thing Matters» a film about Wolfgang Tillmans

Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture

Workshop for Architecture Students

April 04, 2005 to April 09, 2005

Nic Bezemer

Spring 2005: First Guest in the Studio House in the Sitterwerk

Daniele Buetti

2004 - Le Grand Rhume

Offenes Atelier mit Markus Müller

Der in Teufen aufgewachsene Künstler Markus Müller kommt zurück in die Gegend seiner Heimat, um im Gastatelier des Sitterwerks eine zeichnerische Recherche zum Möbelstück als ...

September 26, 2019 Event date: 17.00

Kursausschreibung Metallfärbung

Die Eigenfarben der metallischen Elemente beschränken sich, mit Ausnahme der gelblichen Färbung von Gold und der rötlichen von Kupfer, auf Grautöne und deren Nuancen. Dieses ...

August 15, 2019 to August 17, 2019

Kunsthaus Aarau: Josephsohns Halbfigur – Objekt des Monats Mai 2018

In monatlichem Turnus stellt das Kunsthaus Aarau ein ausgewähltes Werk aus seiner Sammlung in den Mittelpunkt. Wöchentlich findet dazu eine öffentliche Mittagsführung statt, welche ...

The Stiftung Erbprozent Honors the Sitterwerk

In 2018, the Sitterwerk has received a considerable contribution from the Stiftung Erbprozent. The Swiss foundation for the promotion of culture across generations by civil society ...

From A to Z (minus Q, X, and Y)
André Tavares as Guest in the Depot of the Sitterwerk Art Library

October 31, 2017

In the depot of the Sitterwerk Art Library ...