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Wine & Food Festival
Swiss Peaks’ Wine & Food Festival April 19 – May 2, 2004
Eating and drinking in Switzerland can be a voyage of discovery through four distinctive languages and cultural zones. Over the years, the influence of surrounding countries has given Switzerland an exceptionally rich and diverse culinary history and viniculture.

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Dani Levy in MESCHUGGE
An Interview with Swiss Filmmaker and Artist Dani Levy
A Global Swiss-Jewish New Yorker

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Jean-Marc Houmard
Jean-Marc Houmard: Lawyer Turns Waiter Turns Top Restaurant Owner – Or, How to «Make it» in New York
«We had a Swiss wine on our menu,» says Jean-Marc Houmard, co-owner of Indochine in Manhattan. «But hardly anybody ordered it – I was the only one drinking it.,» High time, then, to introduce the USA to Switzerland’s best-kept secret, its delicious wines. Swiss-born Houmard invites you to taste some of these at his new restaurant, Kittichai, which opens this April in New York.

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Bruno Ganz in Pane e tulipani (Bread and Tulips)
Bruno Ganz – An Actor in the Service of His Characters
It’s astonishing: The man gets 124,000 hits on the Internet search engine “Google”, far in advance of compatriots Federal Councilor Kaspar Villiger (17,900), who retired last year, or new Swiss Justice Minister Christoph Blocher (39,400). But if you asked the Swiss person on the street, Ganz might not even figure among the top ten Swiss celebrities.

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CHRISTOPH BUECHEL AND BOB GRAMSMA, OI#0065, 2000/2003
Swiss Institute - Contemporary Art
The Swiss Institute - Contemporary Art enjoys a unique position in New York’s contemporary art scene. The program for 2004 will bring new voices into the dialogue between Switzerland and the United States. A strong belief in the importance of collaboration and dialogue enriches the SI’s distinctive angle on contemporary art, bringing unlikely combinations of artists and curators together.

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from the film DIETER ROTH
Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective: March 12 - June 7, 2004
Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective marks the first comprehensive overview of the work of Swiss artist Dieter Roth (1930-1998), one of the most influential European artists of the postwar period.

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