The identity of artbygeneve underlines its opening to art and artists from well beyond the borders of Europe, notably including Asia, Latin America, and Africa. The mission is to support the discovery of emerging talents and to present established artists from around the world. Following their selection by the Committee, around a hundred exhibitors will be presenting their works in an area of 1500 square meters.
Art Director Christoph Bollmann
This international art fair in Geneva had 18 previous editions at Palexpo held simultaneously with the International Book and Press Fair. It has been reborn under the name “artbygeneve”, and has undergone a complete redesign by the Organising Committee headed by Roger Pfund. It will take place April 28 – May 2, 2010 at Palexpo.
The identity of artbygeneve underlines its opening to art and artists from well beyond the borders of Europe, notably including Asia, Latin America, and Africa. In associating the terms “art” and “Geneva”, it clearly indicates in one part the theme and in the other part the location, joining a renowned international name with a fundamental cultural influence, then linked with the universally known signature “by” .
The mission of artbygeneve is to support the discovery of emerging talents and to present established artists from around the world, all in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
Open to the general public, this fair is designed for collectors and professional from the world of art and is intended to facilitate their meetings and international exchanges in Geneva. In particular it brings together galleries recognised for the quality of their artwork selections and who identify the talents of tomorrow and ensure that they are promoted with the same spirit that supports the art of today.
Following their selection by the Committee (20% of the applicants were rejected), around a hundred exhibitors will be presenting their works in an area of 1500 square meters. In addition to Switzerland, they will be coming from Austria, Belgium, South Korea, France, Japan, Russia, and the Ukraine.
Several special projects will be presented, such as :
Art Ukraine, which presents a selection of contemporary Ukrainian artists: Chichkan, Levchenya, Mamsikov, Mas, Roitburd, Savadov, Shubina, Tistol, Zhumaylova.
Laurence Leblanc, presented by Actes Sud with their exhibition Seul l’air, which was presented at the “40th International Photography Meeting”, held July-September 2009 in Arles.
Raymond Meyer will be there with his special press to demonstrate his copper-plate engraving skills.
The galleries from Geneva who are inscribed include: Galerie Krisal, Imaginaid Galerie, I.D Galerie, Baga Foto, Galerie Bel Air Fine Art, Galerie XXI, La Galerie (Cyril Kobler), Galerie Leda Fletcher.
A special exhibition will be dedicated to the Swiss group of editors Plonk and Replonk, whose humorous works are internationally famous. (http://www.plonkreplonk.ch)
And finally, since artbygenève is determined to provide as much information as possible for visitors who want to discover the different disciplines and trends that will be presented in the different stands, please visit our website at: http://www.artbygeneve.ch
Press : René Lambelet +41 (0)22 761 10 85 email@example.com
Opening 28 April 2010, 11h
1218 Grand-Saconnex - Geneve
Wednesday 28 April 11.00am-06.00pm
Tuesday 29 April 11.00am-08.00pm
Friday 30 April 11.00am-09.30pm
Saturday 1 May 11.00am-08.00pm
Sunday 2 May 11.00am-07.00pm
Private event upon invitation only: Wednesday 28 April
Price (One entry)
Students, retirees, children under 16 CHF 5
Groups (from 20 people) CHF 5
Adults CHF 12
Free entrance on Wednesday