best "new" replace- ment: swiss institute at the old deitch wooster space. shar was distraught when deitch closed its doors and was wondering what would occupy their former loft space on wooster street. when i saw the silver swiss institute banner go up, this art lover was psyched. walk through the door and the playful graphical whimsy of nicolas party welcomes you.
in the main space there is a group show of biennial artist oscar tuazon and others. downstairs is jimmie durham's maquette for a museum of switzerland.