Must-See Art Guide: Geneva
This week's guide features Michael Scott, Yves Clerc, Mandla Reuter, and more.
Are you in Switzerland right now for artgenève? Then you’re in luck: This once-a-year event has grown over its last six editions to become a firmly established mega-important stop on the international art fair circuit. This year, they’re bigger and better than ever, with galleries like Perrotin, Galerie Mitterrand, and Blain|Southern partipating.
But if you’re looking to get out and sample Geneva’s local gallery scene, we don’t blame you. To that that end, let’s take a quick survey of what’s on and unmissable at the moment. First up, you’ve got American artist Michael Scott on view at Galerie Xippas, where he brings his signature blend of conceptualism and abstraction. He calls his aesthetic “Op Art on acid”—go and see for yourself if he’s got it right. Then, visit Galerie Artvera’s current group show of contemporary Korean art, which includes the scintillating, colorful paintings of Park HeeSeop. Be sure to visit BAILLY GALLERY for the delightfully retro fashion illustrations of Yves Clerc, as well as Galerie Patrick Gutknecht for its eclectically curated “DIALOGUES” group show featuring interesting pieces by Jean-Claude Farhi, Pierre Reimer, and Yoko Ono, among others. Lastly, not to be missed is Galerie Mezzanin’s meditative installation of the quiet work of Mandla Reuter, which spans a range of media but somehow manages to feel very distinct to the artist.
Find artnet’s full list of picks below to get gallery hopping. Just make sure to budget time for fondue and chocolate somewhere along the way.
Exhibition: “Korean’s Spirit”
When: October 4, 2017–February 28, 2018
Where: Galerie Artvera’s, 1 rue Etienne Dumont, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Michael Scott”
When: January 19–March 10, 2018
Where: Galerie Xippas, Rue des Bains 61, Geneva, Switzerland
When: February 3–April 14, 2018
Where: Galerie Patrick Gutknecht, 28 rue de Saint-Léger, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Solo Show Yves Clerc 2018”
When: January 17–February 28, 2018
Where: BAILLY GALLERY, 10 rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Mandla Reuter: PAPANAMAMA”
When: January 19–March 17, 2018
Where: Galerie Mezzanin, 63 rue des Maraîchers, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Christoph Rütimann”
When: January 18–March 10, 2018
Where: SKOPIA, 9 Vieux-Grenadiers, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “ABÎMES ET SOMMETS: BERTRAND PLANES”
When: January 18–March 10, 2018
Where: Galerie Laurence Bernard, 37 rue des Bains, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Giuseppe Penone: Selected Works”
When: January 30–March 23, 2018
Where: Gagosian, 19 place de Longemalle, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “John Armleder: Hors Sujet”
When: January 19–March 3, 2018
Where: Galerie Joy de Rouvre, 2 rue des Vieux Grenadiers, Geneva, Switzerland
Exhibition: “Gorchov / Lindman / Provosty”
When: January 18–March 16, 2018
Where: ribordy contemporary, Boulevard d’Yvoy 7b, Geneva, Switzerland
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