Must-See Art Guide: Geneva
This week's guide includes Balthus, Richard Kern, Lesar Segall, and more.
We’ve reached the dog days of summer, but galleries and museums around the world are soldiering on with must-see shows of some of our favorite artists. This week, we’re taking a trip to Switzerland to sample Geneva’s best exhibitions, and it does not disappoint: Galerie Artvera’s group exhibition explores the Russian artistic diaspora in all its forms, including the likes of Sonia Delaunay, Marc Chagall, Alexej Jawlensky, and many more. Then, Galerie Xippas presents the quiet paintings of Céleste Boursier-Mougenot—an artist best known for his work with sound, but conspicuously silent here as he represents music in the form of monochromes. For work that’s graphic and playful, visit Art Bärtschi & Cie two-person show “Homework Edit,” and for portraits of the distinctly melancholy (and sometimes disturbing) variety, hit up Gagosian’s potent Balthus survey. Lastly, be sure to include Geneva’s world-class museums on your itinerary, especially the colorful “Swiss Pop” retrospective at MAMCO.
Find our full list of picks below, and enjoy the rest of your summer.
Exhibition: “Richard Kern: USED”
When:May 25–September 2, 2017
Where: Galerie Sébastien Bertrand, Rue du Simplon 16, Geneva Switzerland
Exhibition: “1917 Russian Phoenixes in the West / 1917 Phoenix Russes en Occident”
When: April 28–July 29, 2017
Where: Galerie Artvera’s, 1 Rue Etienne Dumont, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Céleste Boursier-Mougenot: Solidvideo”
When:May 19–July 29, 2017
Where: Galerie Xippas, Rue de Bains 61, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Léonard De Muralt et Kevin Gotkovsky: Homework Edit”
When: June 13–August 25, 2017
Where: Art Bärtschi & Cie, 24 Rue du Vieux-Billard, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Bianca Benenti & Lin Vorwinzel: Rice Grains or Maggots”
When: June 14–July 31, 2017
Where: Truth and Consequences, 7 Boulevard d’Yvoy, Geneva, Switzerland
When:April 26–July 29, 2017
Where: Gagosian, 19 Place de Longemalle, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “From Concrete to Liquid to Spoken Worlds to the Word”
When:May 31–August 27, 2017
Where: Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève, 10 Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Swiss Pop”
When:May 31–September 10, 2017
Where: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMCO), 10 Rue des Vieux-Grenadiers, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Jakob Kolding: The Outside or the Inside of the Internalised Externalised”
When:May 19–September 30, 2017
Where: Centre d’édition contemporaine, 15 Rue des Rois, Geneva, Switzerland
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