From January 30 to February 2, Geneva will host the third edition of artgenève-salon d’art , the young Swiss contemporary art fair, which this year will expand the number of participating galleries to 61, compared to 40 in 2013. Only 20 galleries from Switzerland, together with exhibitors from all over Europe, including the Italian Massimo De Carlo , maintaining a good degree of balance between established and younger galleries .
Inside the exhibition program, artgenève will showcase the collections of several institutions and projects specially prepared for the event, including the works from the Centre of Contemporary Art, the Centre d’ édition contemporaine , the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art ( MAMCO ) and design school HEAD, all of Geneva. From Lausanne , the Circuit, the center for contemporary art , the Kunsthalle Basel and independent spaces Piktogram Warsaw and Hotel Palenque in London. The exhibition program will be enriched by exhibitions from a curator in collaboration with non-profit spaces , as well as works from private collections.
Finally , the exhibition dedicated to contemporary Russian art My Joy, proposed by Katia Krupennikova and Conversation Piece , an exhibition “bar” which includes the works of the participating galleries, staged by Tirdad Zolghadr, a critic of the art magazine Frieze , and by the Swiss artist Peter Stoffel.
From Rome, Primamusa allow visitors to enrich their experience through multimedia content and the use of augmented reality, thanks to an application that allows you to capture a logo or an image by increasing the content of the show. The company will host an interactive stand, which will be presented in the works of the Italian Silvia Iorio and a work of Bill Claps from New York.
At the fair will be awarded the best proposal from a gallery exhibition participant, in partnership with the manufacture of fine watches FP Journe, chosen by a special jury composed by Caroline Bourgeois (François Pinault Collection) , Beatrix Ruf (Kunsthalle Zurich) and Andrea Bellini (Centre d’Art Contemporain in Geneva) .
Contemporary art will involve the entire city during these four days from the opening of the galleries of the extraordinary Quartier des Bains de la Vieille- Ville and the Quartier de l’Etoile, the inauguration of the FCAC with a work by Pieter Vermeersch in the public space and an evening in the Rue Basses artgenève with video projections .