During the month of November, within the frame of Marianne Mueller’s solo exhibition, Sliding Self on Shelf, we are inviting personalities from French-speaking Switzerland, German-speaking Switzerland, Italy, US and Berlin, Germany, to join us by transmitting a sound contribution. The individual proposals take the form of interviews, poetry readings, DJ sets and sound pieces, and are broadcast on our platform.

Here we are glad to publish the readings of Barry Schwabsky’s 5 Poems, in Italian, read by Luisa Rabbia, and in English read by Barry Schwabsky. 

Barry Schwabsky is an American poet and art critic. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, Pratt Institute, New York University, Yale University, and Goldsmiths College, among others. Schwabsky is art critic for The Nation (the oldest continuously published weekly magazine in the United States) and editor of the international reviews section of Artforum

His recent books include The Observer Effect: On Contemporary Painting (Sternberg Press, 2019) and Gillian Carnegie (Lund Humphries, 2020) as well as two collections of poetry, Feelings of And (Black Square Editions, 2022) and Water from Another Source  (Spuyten Duyvil, 2023). He is co-director of the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art.