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Elmgreen & Dragset: Landscapes

Elmgreen & Dragset: Landscapes

Together, Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset make up the art duo Elmgreen & Dragset, whose show Landscapes has just opened at Pace Gallery, Geneva. In their artistic practice, they pursue questions of identity and belonging and investigate social, cultural, and...

Lee Cavaliere at VOLTA: Platforming the Unexpected

Lee Cavaliere at VOLTA: Platforming the Unexpected

In July 2023, Ramsay Fairs announced the appointment of Lee Cavaliere as Artistic Director of VOLTA art fair. Cavaliere is an arts professional with experience in both the institutional and gallery sectors. After working with the Tate Collection’s displays, Cavaliere...

William Monk: Angels and Smoke Rings

William Monk: Angels and Smoke Rings

William Monk’s Long Museum show from January 13 to March 24, 2024, was his first solo museum exhibition in Asia. It featured nineteen pieces created over four years, from 2019 to 2023, with the title: Psychopomp. This title refers to the guide of the souls; the angels...

Melinda Infante: Exploring Delicate Skin

Melinda Infante: Exploring Delicate Skin

Melinda Infante was born in 1994, and lives and works in Geneva, Switzerland. Trained in the medical field, she is an artist focused on recreating the intricate processes of the body, often working on material at a detailed, cellular level. Infante explores various...

Transformative Boundaries at Fabienne Levy Gallery

Transformative Boundaries at Fabienne Levy Gallery

In art, there are no borders.” This very relevant quote from Victor Hugo serves as the key to opening the doors to the collaborative exhibition Transformative Boundaries between Fabienne Levy of the eponymous gallery and Monique Deul, founder of Taste Contemporary. In...

New direction at artgenève

New direction at artgenève

Two months before the opening of artgenève 2024, Art Vista contributor Sonia Jebsen caught up with the new director of the fair, Charlotte Diwan, to ask her about the direction of the fair, the "salon d'art" or "living room" concept, and new VIP offerings. Sonia...

Nacoca Ko: L’effet Ferdinand at Espace L

Nacoca Ko: L’effet Ferdinand at Espace L

Nacoca Ko’s work at the  L’effet Ferdinand exhibition at Espace L in Geneva represents a counterpoint to the other pieces on display. Through her digital pieces and performances, Ko brings a feminine perspective that responds to work by Fernando de la Rocque and...

Chloe West: At Your Altar

Chloe West: At Your Altar

Paintings by Chloe West are on display in At Your Altar at Galerie Mighela Shama. West is an American artist born in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1993, now living and working in St. Louis, Missouri. West is continually inspired by European art from the Medieval and...

Man Ray at the Palais Lumière

Man Ray at the Palais Lumière

Emmanuel Radnitsky known as Man Ray Fleeing the pogroms of Imperial Russia, Emmanuel Radnitsky's parents landed in the United States and settled in Philadelphia, his hometown. Is the Anglo-Saxon surname they choose, Ray, a sign of destiny for their eldest son? Ray of...

Loie Hollowell: The Third Stage

Loie Hollowell: The Third Stage

In anticipation of Loie Hollowell’s first exhibition in Switzerland at Pace Gallery, Geneva, Art Vista Magazine spoke to Hollowell about her upcoming show, as well as her expanding color palette, Transcendentalist art, kaleidoscopic experiences, the microcosm and the...

Contemporary African Art in Geneva: An Update

Contemporary African Art in Geneva: An Update

The contemporary African art market is booming. According to Pavillon 54, 2022 saw a record number of works by African artists sold at auction (more than 2,700), almost twice as many as before the Covid pandemic. Last year, works by Contemporary artists born in Africa...

Andy Denzler at Opera Gallery

Andy Denzler at Opera Gallery

The space of Opera Gallery located at 19 Place Longemalle, Geneva, is bathed in an atmosphere of contemplation emanating from the eighteen new paintings by Swiss artist Andy Denzler. In the series The Drift, created especially for the gallery, the public is confronted...

Art Basel 2023 Review

Art Basel 2023 Review

It was a scorching week at Art Basel this year in terms of temperature and art. The coolest hangout was on the bank of the Rhine River in front of Grand Hotel Les Trois Rois. Apart from swimming in the river, there was the main fair, Liste Art Fair, Volta Basel, Photo...

Alice Quaresma: Abstracting Archives

Alice Quaresma: Abstracting Archives

Alice Quaresma, Old Romance, 2023. Photograph printed on cotton paper with acrylic paint. 50 x 45 cm. Kristen Knupp: As the week of art in Basel opens, what work will you be exhibiting with Sobering Gallery at the Volta Fair? Alice Quaresma: The work I am showing at...

Petrit Halilaj: Unfinished Histories

Petrit Halilaj: Unfinished Histories

Petrit Halilaj's Unfinished Histories, Very Volcanic over this Green Feather at the Musée International de la Croix-rouge is part of the museum's year-long focus on mental health. First created in collaboration with the Tate St Ives in 2021, the piece comprises 53...

The Bally Foundation’s “Un Lac Inconnu”

The Bally Foundation’s “Un Lac Inconnu”

The luxury company Bally has found what it's looking for by moving into the sumptuous Villa Heleneum in Lugano, in the Swiss Canton of Ticino, whose doors opened on April 20, 2023. Founded in 1851 by Carl Frantz and Fritz Bally in Schönenwerd, Switzerland, the iconic...

Salomé Monpetit: Matching with Art

Salomé Monpetit: Matching with Art

Salomé Monpetit, founder of the Matchwithart concept, has been delighting us visually with her Instagram posts since 2018. Passionate about fashion, she takes on the aesthetic challenge of harmonizing her clothes with works of art. Beyond the playful aspect, her...

Ugo Rondinone at MAH

Ugo Rondinone at MAH

The Ugo Rondinone takeover or "carte blanche” of the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva marks a turning point for the museum. Established in 1910, the MAH is a repository of disparate collections that have been gathered over its 113 years of existence. It holds...

Frida Kahlo at Palais de Beaulieu

Frida Kahlo at Palais de Beaulieu

Following this artistic multimedia immersion in Lausanne, we plunged back into the intimate and very detailed biography written by Rauda Jamis in 1985, Frida Kahlo: Self-portrait of a Woman. Frida Kahlo would have preferred to have been born on July 6, 1910, the year...

Leo Villareal: Nebulae

Leo Villareal: Nebulae

Kristen Knupp of Art Vista Magazine met with Leo Villareal at Pace Gallery, Geneva, on the eve of the opening of his show Nebulae and during the week of artgenève, which will feature a special presentation of a work by Villareal, Optical Machine 1. Leo Villareal is an...

Nicolas Boyer: In Dialogue with Hokusai

Nicolas Boyer: In Dialogue with Hokusai

Born in 1972, Nicolas Boyer was educated at Sciences Po Paris and HEC before he trained as a photographer and cameraman at the École des Gobelins. Photoreporter between 2003 and 2005 for the French and international press ( Libération, Le Nouvel Obs, Paris-Match,...

“A Chair and You” at Mudac

“A Chair and You” at Mudac

In the Barbier-Mueller family, collecting is second nature. Two generations have created a museum in Geneva that houses the largest private collection of tribal and antique objects from countries including Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas. Nowadays, the heirs...

Philippe Cramer’s Aesthetic Metaverse

Philippe Cramer’s Aesthetic Metaverse

You may think that the NFT wave might be receding due to the recent volatility of cryptocurrencies in the headlines, however, the rise of artworld NFTs since the sale of Beeple's digital artwork at Christie's for $69 million in March 2021, is undeniable. Digital art...

Charlotte Hopkins Hall: Being Disruptive

Charlotte Hopkins Hall: Being Disruptive

Charlotte Hopkins Hall was interviewed by Kristen Knupp of Art Vista Magazine on October 6, 2022, at the vernissage of her exhibition in Geneva. Kristen Knupp: Could you tell me a little about your background? Charlotte Hopkins Hall: I was born in Geneva and grew up...

Melting Pot at Gowen Contemporary

Melting Pot at Gowen Contemporary

The Grand Rue is host to the artistic collaboration of Ai Weiwei and Joana Vasconcelos at Gowen Contemporary. This exhibition, part of "Melting Pot", the theme of the International Academy of Ceramics 70th-anniversary celebration, as well as its 50th congress, is part...

Matthieu Gafsou: Le voile du réel at Musée d’art de Pully

Matthieu Gafsou: Le voile du réel at Musée d’art de Pully

Matthieu Gafsou, a Lausanne native born in 1981, did not start learning about photography when he was very young, however, his university studies in philosophy, literature, and cinema were evidence of his interest in and concern for our world. With an intellectual and...

Sculpture that Philosophizes: The Avatars of Dr. Gindi

Sculpture that Philosophizes: The Avatars of Dr. Gindi

This review first appeared in Philosophical Practice, Volume 17.2, July 2022, and is republished by permission of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. https://appa.edu The works of German-Egyptian sculptor Dr. Gindi, who launched her...

VOLTA Basel focuses on ATHR Foundation

VOLTA Basel focuses on ATHR Foundation

With its first-ever Cultural Spotlight Pavilion, VOLTA Basel sets the focus on Saudi-based artists: ATHR Foundation presents works by twelve independent emerging artists in a fair pavilion measuring 70 square meters. Complementing the fair’s international lineup of...

6th Edition of IWPA Photo Award

6th Edition of IWPA Photo Award

The Geneva exhibition of the 6th edition of the IWPA Award will be at WRP Foundation. After exhibitions in Paris, Dubai, Tokyo, and Almeria, IWPA presents the best female talents of the IWPA Award 2022 at the WRP Foundation, Geneva. The exhibition presents the...

Les Equilibres by Rebecca Brodskis at Fabienne Lévy Gallery

Les Equilibres by Rebecca Brodskis at Fabienne Lévy Gallery

A nomadic artist Rebecca Brodskis (1988) grew up in contact with her painter-grandmother living in Morocco. Her father, Lu, surrounded himself with artists. At 18, she began studying at the Beaux-Arts in Paris, then at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design...

VOLTA Art Fair: Interview with Director Kamiar Maleki

VOLTA Art Fair: Interview with Director Kamiar Maleki

Kristen Knupp, Art Vista Magazine: VOLTA has a new location for the New York fair, at the former Dia building and Hauser & Wirth gallery space in Chelsea. What excites you about this new location, and about the VOLTA Art Fair New York in general? Kamiar Maleki,...

Living our Infinite Existence

Living our Infinite Existence

Rejoicing in the renewal of springtime, I am always enthralled with the tenacity and resilience of the natural world. Tender green leaves unfurling from the bare twisted boughs of chestnut and lime trees, spiky branches miraculously sprouting from the arthritic...

iazzu: bridging the gap between the physical and the digital

iazzu: bridging the gap between the physical and the digital

Sonia Jebsen: Could you explain how the concept of iazzu came to be? Romana Kunz: We are challenging ourselves constantly to stay ahead of the curve. Be international, be social, be physical. They are all one! I grew up in a physical world, and I speak German. The...

Billy Gerard Frank: Tales Spun from Sea and Memories

Billy Gerard Frank: Tales Spun from Sea and Memories

Kristen Knupp: You moved to London from Grenada as a teenager, and it seems that while you were there you became interested in art and becoming an artist. What events or people moved you or attracted you to art? BGF: My first encounter and exposure to art and the...

Bernard Garo: The Fragility and Power of Nature

Bernard Garo: The Fragility and Power of Nature

Bernard Garo was born in 1964. After graduating with distinction from the Lausanne Art School (ECAL) in 1989, he has lived and worked in his studio in Nyon, between Lausanne and Geneva. His projects have also led him frequently to Paris, Barcelona, Berlin and in more...

Slowing Down to Feel the Breeze of Infinity

Slowing Down to Feel the Breeze of Infinity

Acceleration aptly describes the often frantic pace of contemporary life. Deadlines looming, “by yesterday” has replaced “asap” to express the ever more urgent nature of the rat race we may increasingly find ourselves caught up in. Portable electronic devices...

King Houndekpinkou: Connecting in a Creative World

King Houndekpinkou: Connecting in a Creative World

Born in Montreuil, France, in 1987, King Houndekpinkou is a Franco-Beninese ceramicist who lives in Paris and works in France, Benin, and Japan. In 2012, his discovery of the six ancient pottery kilns of Japan encouraged him to visit Bizen, Japan, each year to acquire...

Frédéric Elkaïm on Artgenève 2022

Frédéric Elkaïm on Artgenève 2022

Sonia Jebsen: You visited Artgenève while giving several art tours to groups, what are your impressions? Frédéric Elkaïm: I rate it as excellent in terms of the quality and standard of the galleries, the works, and the way of presenting them. On the other hand, we...

Rising Up Against Human Depravity

Rising Up Against Human Depravity

Just as there seemed to be a light beginning to glimmer at the end of the pandemic tunnel, our world has been blindsided with another daunting and devastating crisis of global geo-political scale. In the weeks leading up to the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late...

In the Studio with Gregory Thielker

In the Studio with Gregory Thielker

Sonia Jebsen: What paths did you take leading to your career as an artist? Gregory Thielker: I did everything not to be one. More exactly, I did not imagine becoming an artist in our current world. Painting and drawing have been part of my life since childhood. During...

The Winding Way to Finding Our True Selves

The Winding Way to Finding Our True Selves

In my last two columns, I have reflected on some of the obstacles that hinder our potential and are central to my sculptures in the series “Fractured Reality.” The accelerated pace of our media-saturated world today bombards us with an overwhelming stream of...

ArtCan: Building an Artistic Community

ArtCan: Building an Artistic Community

ArtCan is an international artist-led non-profit organization dedicated to creating exhibition opportunities for artists and building an artistic community. Each year in March, ArtCan celebrates its community through 3 Days for ArtCan. The 2022 edition will run from 2...

Picasso and David Douglas Duncan: In the Name of Art and Friendship

Picasso and David Douglas Duncan: In the Name of Art and Friendship

The year 2022 is off to an auspicious start for the Photo Elysée Museum in Lausanne. The institution's fund is enriched by an exceptional donation of 100 vintage photographs by David Douglas Duncan (1916-2018) from a private collection. Taken between 1956 and 1973,...

Turning the Tables on Fear

Turning the Tables on Fear

Heralding renewal and promise, the new year offers a chance to review and revise, to begin again with the hope of progress and improvement. Regrettably, 2022 has thus far been a repeat of the last, unfurling yet another crushing wave of the COVID19 pandemic with new...

Thomas Lesigne: More News From Nowhere

Thomas Lesigne: More News From Nowhere

Thomas Lesigne’s solo show “More News from Nowhere” at Galerie Mighela Shama explores themes of discovery, memory, exoticism and the relationship between color and light. The watercolors and pencil drawings demonstrate his mastery of these two forms of artistic...

Laurence de Valmy: Exploring Timelessness

Laurence de Valmy: Exploring Timelessness

Laurence de Valmy’s artwork invites us to reflect on the links between present and past, and the relationship between art and social media today. She explores the impact of social media on the way we learn about and appreciate artists and artworks. Inspired...

I-LAB Design: 100% African-made

I-LAB Design: 100% African-made

A story of art and friendship Besigin Tonwe-Gold is from Nigeria. She arrived in Geneva as part of her medical studies (her diplomat parents were residing there at the time) and specialized in infectious diseases. She traveled all over West Africa during her youth....

The Unbearable Burden of Shame

The Unbearable Burden of Shame

The promise of global interconnectedness on the internet often masks a far less alluring reality—the crushing alienation that can arise. With the ubiquity of social media in this day and age, the fear of ridicule, stigma, and rejection for violating social codes and...

Sarah Watson: Meticulous Construction

Sarah Watson: Meticulous Construction

Kristen Knupp for Art Vista Magazine: I know you were trained as an architect, how did you go from architecture to art, and what inspired you to make that transition? Sarah Watson: I was an undergraduate at Yale University, which is not an art school, but...

Thibault de Watrigant: Art Shortlist

Thibault de Watrigant: Art Shortlist

Sonia Jebsen: What were your motivations for creating the online platform? Why the name Art Shortlist? Thibault de Watrigant: I graduated from the IESA (School of Art and Culture in Paris) then I trained in various companies such as galleries, auction houses. I have...

Flying Into Life: Making the Infinite Tangible

Flying Into Life: Making the Infinite Tangible

Facing hardship, upheaval, loss, we are often confronted head-on with the starkest aspects of the human condition. Brought to the forefront as the pandemic follows its unruly course, wreaking havoc in its wake, these relentless ordeals persistently plague (no pun...

Limna: An AI-powered Art Advisor

Limna: An AI-powered Art Advisor

Limna, the world’s first AI-powered art advisor, analyses millions of art world data points to provide users with price estimates about the art that inspires them. This dataset contains more than 700,000 artists, and has been tracked since 1863 across 1,000,000...

IWPA: Equality in Photography

IWPA: Equality in Photography

Kristen Knupp, Art Vista: Could you tell me about the International Women Photographer Association or IWPA. I read that the IWPA addresses the two goals of equality through photography in the world, and the promotion of women photographers of all origins and...

Dean Monogenis: Creating Reality

Dean Monogenis: Creating Reality

On the opening of his solo show at Xippas Gallery, Paris, Art Vista does a flashback to our interview with Dean Monogenis at the Xippas Gallery stand at Artgenève, 2019, in which he talked about creating his own reality, and adding light to a dark world. Dean...

Transcending Death: How art helps us to reimagine human continuity

Transcending Death: How art helps us to reimagine human continuity

The pandemic has brought with it a heightened awareness of many social and human issues – racial and class inequality, questions of ecology and our relationship with other species, for example. But most profoundly, it has brought us face to face with death. Nearly...

Michaël Cailloux: Luxuriance

Michaël Cailloux: Luxuriance

“Art is beautiful when a man's hand, head and heart work together”. This quote from John Ruskin fits very well with the poetic and original work of the French artist Michaël Cailloux. The "Luxuriance" exhibition created by curator Julia Hountou offers us the...

Dr Gindi on Nature, Infinity and Descartes

Dr Gindi on Nature, Infinity and Descartes

Dr Gindi is a medical doctor turned sculptor based near Zurich, who is interested in the connection between the mental and the physical being, and who has a deeply philosophical approach to her work. Her sculptures convey a sweeping immediacy and unwavering...

MeetFrida Gallery: Using New Technology to Reach New Audiences

MeetFrida Gallery: Using New Technology to Reach New Audiences

Dr. Anna Schwan, Founder of MeetFrida. I met MeetFrida, Germany’s “leading outdoor and online gallery for young contemporary art” at the Volta Fair, a satellite fair to Art Basel, where it presented pieces linked with new, innovative technology. Founded and directed...

Didier Schwarz – Collectif 1m83

Didier Schwarz – Collectif 1m83

The Blue Bird, Tempus building at the Palais des Nations, Yoshinori Mizutani, Tokyo Parrots, 2013. Courtesy of IMA gallery. A few years ago, Didier Schwarz discovered a wonderful island, that of Naoshima in Japan. This little piece of land is famous for its modern...

Art Basel 2021 Review

Art Basel 2021 Review

After a long wait, it was fantastic to be back at Art Basel seeing artwork in real life. What were the main themes at Art Basel this year? After being locked in their studios for over a year, it seems that artists have moved towards the homemade, with...

Hors d’âge at Fondation WRP

Hors d’âge at Fondation WRP

The WRP Foundation, in collaboration with Art Bongard, presents the works of a couple united in love and in artistic creation: the painter Jean Scheurer (1942) and the sculptor Chantal Carrel (1954). The title of the exhibition, Hors d’âge or Ageless, may sound...

Sixtine Crutchfield and the new Art MBA at Geneva Business School

Sixtine Crutchfield and the new Art MBA at Geneva Business School

Kristen Knupp: I understand that there is a new program at Geneva Business School that focuses on the art world, and I wanted to hear more about the new program, how it started, and how you are involved with it. Sixtine Crutchfield: I am an alumni of Geneva Business...

The Red Cross Museum: Linking Art and Humanity

The Red Cross Museum: Linking Art and Humanity

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum is currently showing the Concerné.e.s/Concerned exhibition of the work of thirty student artists from the Geneva School of Art and Design (HEAD). From these pieces, two students will be selected for the...

In the Studio with Stéphane Ducret

In the Studio with Stéphane Ducret

Meeting an artist in his studio is often the promise of a motionless journey, a face-to-face that has a certain intimacy. All the more so when it is conducted in his living room. Swiss artist Stéphane Ducret welcomed us to his apartment in Pâquis to discuss his long...

Both Directions at Once: Karolina Orzelek and Thomas Lesigne

Both Directions at Once: Karolina Orzelek and Thomas Lesigne

Art Vista Magazine recently met with Galerie Untitled 1983's Mighela Shama Lorenceau and artists Karolina Orzelek and Thomas Lesigne to discuss their artist’s residency and exhibition of the pieces created during this period of collaboration. Galerie Untitled 1983 was...

Sam Gilliam: Watercolors

Sam Gilliam: Watercolors

Walking into the Sam Gilliam exhibition at Pace Gallery is like entering an exotic rainforest after being in the desert for months.  The colors are surprisingly lush and almost overwhelming. Large-scale works saturated with vibrant hues reach out from the...

Nigel Cooke: The Ebb and Flow of Painting

Nigel Cooke: The Ebb and Flow of Painting

Nigel Cooke’s Oceans exhibition at Pace Gallery, Geneva, marks his first show in Switzerland and features five large paintings and three works on paper.  Over his twenty-five year career, Cooke (b. 1973) has blurred the lines between figuration, abstraction,...

Kiki Smith: A Synesthetic World

Kiki Smith: A Synesthetic World

The Kiki Smith (b 1954) exhibition “Hearing You with My Eyes” at the Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts (MCBA) focuses on the senses, in particular, sight, hearing and touch.  The materials on display show Smith's full range of work, from a roomful of massive...

One, Two…Street Art: Exhibition Review

One, Two…Street Art: Exhibition Review

Street art is undoubtedly THE artistic movement of the 21st century. And 2020, marked by the health crisis, provoked the emergence of new talents, openly expressing what the public thinks to itself. Urban works are proudly displayed on the walls of our cities, the...

Fabienne Levy: A Conversation

Fabienne Levy: A Conversation

Laure Testard: You are an art historian, a gallerist, an art advisor, a collector… can you tell us about your career path in a few words? Fabienne Levy: I started being in love with art with my parents who were collectors and who brought me a bit everywhere. After...

Jean Dubuffet, A Barbarian in Europe

Jean Dubuffet, A Barbarian in Europe

Why use the term ‘barbarian’ in connection with one of Europe’s leading artists in the second half of the twentieth century? In fact, Jean Dubuffet himself would likely have been very pleased with the radical sounding title given to the temporary exhibition...

Cuban Contemporary Art in Geneva

Cuban Contemporary Art in Geneva

Cuba’s artistic scene, although rich and diverse, is little-known outside of its borders. The exhibition ‘EN PROCESO: Emergences Cubaines’ (In Process: Emerging Cuban Art) aimed to promote and give visibility to a selection of young Cuban artists who rarely exhibit...

The Absolute Presence of Place as Subject

The Absolute Presence of Place as Subject

From June 12 to September 30, the second edition of the Sculpture Garden takes place, a Biennale organized by artgenève this year under the curatorship of Balthazar Lovay, former director of Fri Art Kunsthalle in Fribourg.  I spent a Monday morning with Balthazar...

Paul Noble: A Cartography of the Self

Paul Noble: A Cartography of the Self

KK:  How did your shows in Switzerland come about?   PN: The Musee des Beaux-Arts La Chaux-de-Fonds has a new director, David Lemaire. He had previously worked at MAMCO and saw my show there (2001). Apparently, and I might have this wrong, but at his...

Urs Fischer’s Fairy-Tale World at Gagosian

Urs Fischer’s Fairy-Tale World at Gagosian

Gagosian Geneva has opened its latest exhibit with works by 46-year old Swiss artist Urs Fischer who was born in Zurich and now lives and works in New York. Fischer’s pieces are exhibited and collected by the most well-known contemporary art-lovers, including Peter...

Olivier Mosset: A Classic Radical

Olivier Mosset: A Classic Radical

In order to understand Olivier Mosset’s work it is important to mentally travel back to the heady 1960’s, when there was a radical re-thinking of societal norms in the art world and beyond.  Swiss-born Mosset moved to Paris in 1964, where he immersed himself in...

Marta Zgierska at Gowen Contemporary: Blush

Marta Zgierska at Gowen Contemporary: Blush

Marta was born in 1987 in Lublin, Poland and she has an MFA in Photography, as well as in Theatrology and Journalism. In her current work she explores the canons of feminine beauty and the pressure that contemporary society exerts on woman’s images. In 2016...

Atlas at the Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts in Lausanne

Atlas at the Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts in Lausanne

Inaugurating its new building on Plateforme 10, the emerging innovative cultural hub near the central train station in Lausanne, the Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts has come back, with a few surprises. If, from the outside, the modern new edifice looks stern and square...

Trevor Paglen and The Shape of Clouds

Trevor Paglen and The Shape of Clouds

Trevor Paglen was born in 1974 in Maryland, and his wide-ranging work includes sculpture, journalism, and engineering as well as image-making.  His solo shows include those at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Frankfurter Kunstverein, and the Eli &...

Dean Monogenis: Creating His Own Reality

Dean Monogenis: Creating His Own Reality

Dean Monogenis was born in New York in 1973.  He studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and he lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  His work has been exhibited at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Musee d’art moderne et contemporain of Saint-Etienne, and Mcnay Art...

Contemporary Art in China – The Sky Above Beijing

Contemporary Art in China – The Sky Above Beijing

The Middle Kingdom has undergone unprecedented development at a relentless pace. Since the end of the Cultural Revolution, only 35 years have been necessary for China to evolve from the Middle Ages to a dynamic and connected modernity. This radical...

Things Fall Apart: Swiss Art from Böcklin to Vallotton

Things Fall Apart: Swiss Art from Böcklin to Vallotton

How do groundbreaking revelations in science and their repercussions on the human self-perception reflect in the art of the respective epoch? The present exhibition at the Kunstmuseum in Bern zooms in on this question on a national level, looking at Swiss art from the...

Le Monde des Contes de Fées d’Urs Fischer à Gagosian

Le Monde des Contes de Fées d’Urs Fischer à Gagosian

La galerie Gagosian à Genève a inauguré sa dernière exposition avec des œuvres de l'artiste suisse Urs Fischer, 46 ans, né à Zurich et qui vit et travaille actuellement à New York. Les œuvres de Fischer sont exposées et collectionnées par les amateurs d'art...

Michal Rovner: Leaving a Permanent Mark

Michal Rovner: Leaving a Permanent Mark

I met with Michal Rovner at Pace Gallery to see the opening on January 30, 2019, of “Evolution” which is the gallery’s first exhibition of Rovner’s work in Geneva.  The show coincides with the opening of Rovner’s “Dislocation” show at Espace Muraille, also...

Pace Gallery Positioned in Geneva

Pace Gallery Positioned in Geneva

Kristen Knupp:  What was behind the decision to open Pace Gallery in Geneva? Valentina Volchkova:  Pace Gallery opened in Geneva in March, 2018, and it was based on my decision to move to Geneva.  Before, I was living and working in Paris where...

Picasso and QoQa: Buying a Masterpiece

Picasso and QoQa: Buying a Masterpiece

A Picasso painting hangs on the walls of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Mamco) in Geneva, and it wasn’t acquired by the museum, or donated by a generous benefactor.  It is in fact owned by 25,000 people who are all members of the online retailer...

Clothilde Gosset: Living with Nature

Clothilde Gosset: Living with Nature

When and why did you decide to become an artist? I don’t think you decide to become an artist, at least I didn’t.  I always knew I wanted to express my creativity as a profession. I have tested various mediums and nurtured my artistic process for years. Last year...

Ai Weiwei: Besides, It’s Always the Others

Ai Weiwei: Besides, It’s Always the Others

BESIDES, IT’S ALWAYS THE OTHERS / D’AILLEURS C’EST TOUJOURS LES AUTRES Ai Weiwei has taken over Musee Cantonal des Beaux Arts, also known as the Palais de Rumine, and his work infiltrates every corner of the museum.  This is the last exhibition in its present location...

Art Basel from A to Z

Art Basel from A to Z

Basel is truly a city immersed in art during Art Basel, and it is worth a trip to experience the energy  that this celebration brings to a small city in the middle of Switzerland.  Art Basel attracted 95,000 visitors this year with collectors from over 100...

Monique Deul: Taste Contemporary

Monique Deul: Taste Contemporary

How did you get started with your business? I’ve always had an interest in the arts. Early on in my career it was in music, however I have been collecting contemporary craft for many years and in 2012 I established Taste Contemporary Craft. I started with one...

Top 5 Sculptures at Artgenève

Top 5 Sculptures at Artgenève

Sculptures stole the show at Art Geneve this year with the sublime Max Bill Estate show among other sculptural offerings.  The Max Bill sculptures were set in a leafy park recreated inside the Palexpo, with dramatic lighting, boxed trees and autumn leaves...

The Gurlitt Art Trove: Tracking Down History

The Gurlitt Art Trove: Tracking Down History

The Gurlitt art trove currently exhibited at the Kunstmuseum Bern shows the “degenerate” art portion of the collection, that is, some of the 20,000 pieces of art confiscated from German museums during World War II by the National Socialists.  The rest of the...

Olafur Eliasson at Espace Muraille Geneva

Olafur Eliasson at Espace Muraille Geneva

All this excitement is understandable as Eliasson is an art-world star. A Danish – Icelandic artist born in 1967 in Copenhagen, he studied at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts from 1989 to 1995. In 1990 he went to New York where he worked as a gallery assistant...

David Hockney’s Double Portraits

David Hockney’s Double Portraits

The Hockney retrospective exhibition at Centre Georges Pompidou spans his career from 1952 until the present, including his early realistic work, up to his more recent large-scale landscapes.  His fascinating double portraits from 1968 to 1971 are also on display...

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