The 12th edition of artgenève was held at Palexpo from 25 to 28 January. The Prix Solo artgenève - F.P. Journe, which is given to the best solo exhibition among the 30 candidate galleries, was awarded to the Lovay Fine Arts Gallery, for the Solo Show of Pascal Vonlanthen. Acquired by the watch brand, the works will be doonated to the MAMCO Geneva.
This year’s jury was composed of three leading figures in the art world: Mohamed Almusibli (curator), Véronique Bacchetta (director of the Centre d’édition contemporaine) and Marc Blondeau (international art consultant, Blondeau & Cie).
Inaugurated in 2012, artgenève aims to highlight modern and contemporary art. For this 2024 edition, the event welcomed 80 international galleries, renowned institutions, private collections, foundations and schools. Major cultural institutions of the region, such as the MAMCO with its “in course of acquisition” booth and the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire were also present. Special exhibitions and conferences were held throughout the fair, encouraging interaction between artists, experts and enthusiasts.
Among the new initiatives, artgenève/sur-mesure reinvents the concept of the fair with singular works and large-scale installations that explore the theme of attraction parks. For the first time ever, the Orchestre de la Suisse romande staged a symphonic concert in hologram form, with 73 musicians performing Modest Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition in a dedicated area.
February 08, 2024