VOLUMES Archive by M. Paradoxa at Visarte

We are very happy to showcase S-motion, a VOLUMES archive section and installation by M. Paradoxa at the Visarte and friends exhibition opening this Friday at Photobastei Zurich!

Opening: 8. Dez. 17–22 Uhr
Opening hours: 14–20 Uhr
Finissage: 17. Dez. 17–22 Uhr
Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich, Switzerland

“S-motion” is a section of the VOLUMES archive curated by M.Paradoxa artist collective (Balca Ergener, Ziqi Jiang, Esther Schena, Lisa Biedlingmaier). It brings together publications that concern or are products of collaborative work taking different forms. M.Paradoxa has been guided by a feminist approach. For them, “S-motion” is an unfolding where their different speeds and time perceptions meet each other. There are turbulences and currents, possibilities to linger and to swerve, to be carried or pulled along. Like many collectives with members who are citizens of different countries, they are increasingly confronted with the need to work together from a distance and are continuing to find different ways to do this. Several works in the archive section therefore address translation, working with different languages and transgressing borders.

The VOLUMES Archive is based on a collection of zines, artist books and publications, which exists thanks to the donations received since 2013 for our International Open Call exhibition and Book Awards. Since 2015, we have worked towards cataloguing sections of this collection, in collaboration with artists, historians and curators. Each archive section compiles and activates content from our existing collection, while suggesting new acquisitions to complement and expand this curated constellation of publications. This final compilation is what gets archived as a section.


Jan Tschichold Award 2022

We have received the Jan Tschichold Award 2022!

And we are overwhelmed. Thank you to everyone who has been with us along the way! ❤️



VOLUMES 2019 will take place at Kunsthalle Zürich from Friday, 29th of November until Sunday, 2nd of December 2019.

Applications are now open until Sunday, 18th of August 2019.


Friday, 23rd - Sunday, 25th of November 2018 at Kunsthalle Zürich

(applications are now closed)

VOLUMES library within the exhibition "Hinterland" at Corner College

Hinterland, Part 1: The eyes of the lighthouse

A TETI Group exhibition in two parts for Corner College

Curated by Gabriel Gee & Anne-Laure Franchette

Saturday, 5 – Saturday, 26 May 2018 (Part 1: The eyes of the lighthouse)

Opening Hours: Wed/Thu/Fri 16:00h-19:00h & Sat 14:00h-19:00h

With works and interventions by Cliona Harmey, Monica Ursina Jäger, Salvatore Vitale, & VOLUMES library

Opening: Saturday 5 May 18:00h

Discussion Friday 11 May, 18h30: Seen Unseen, Salvatore Vitale in conversation with Nadine Wietlisbach

Research encounter 25-27 May: Maritime Poetics: from Coast to Hinterland, limited seats, booking necessary, contact gabriel@tetigroup.org

Finissage: Saturday 26 May 18:00h artists talk Light and land with Cliona Harmey & Monica Ursina Jäger





The Zurich archive at KeineKlasse


The Zurich Archive is a project by VOLUMES which compiles publications, artist books and zines connected to Zürich. Anyone is invited to contribute with a publication directly or indirectly related to the city. The first stage of the archive was exhibited at VOLUMES 2016 in Gessneralllee. The second stage of the archive will be showcased in Keine Classe's container at Toni-Areal until the summer of 2018.

A variety of events interacting with the archive will be taking place during this length of time.

Please get in touch if you would like to showcase a publication or/and project related to Zurich (present, past and future).


KeineKlasse is an initiative for self teaching, learning and unlearning which is open to all.

We invite you on Friday the 23d of February to join the inauguration of KeineKlasse ?

Food and drinks from 18:00,
Performances between 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm
Music for dancing people from 11:00 pm

Where: container on the ramp of Toni-areal (level 5)
More informations: www.keineklasse.org




⚡️ ⚡️VOLUMES 2017, Independent Art Publishing Fair 2017 ⚡️⚡️

60 Exhibitors
+ Workshops, Exhibitions, Performances, Presentations, 
& Drinks & Music

Special Focus: MEXA! Independent Publications from Mexico
Curated by Paloma Ayala & Adriana Domínguez

Friday, 24. November 2017: 16 - 22h
Saturday, 25. November 2017: 12 - 20h

Helmhaus, Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zürich

Free entrance & Free workshops (no registration needed)

See you there


Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1917747485108984/