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The Quartier des Bains

As in New York, Paris, Berlin or Zurich, you can find in Geneva a district where contemporary art galleries have gathered together. Based in the very heart of the city, the galleries have the great advantage to be situated very close to major institutions as the MAMCO (modern and contemporary art museum) and the Centre d’Art Contemporain, also members of the association. Once an industrial district, the neighborhood contributes to Geneva’s cultural life and has become an essential hub for contemporary art in Switzerland. It is now a lively district, both chic and bohemian, in which various restaurant and cafés have settled.

The contemporary art association of the Quartier des Bains has been existing since 2004 and brings together 18 cultural entities (galleries, institutions, art spaces). Its aim is to encourage and promote contemporary art in the Quartier des Bains in Geneva and beyond.

Centre d’Art Contemporain
Centre d'édition contemporaine
Centre de la photographie Genève
Fondation Fluxum
Galerie Laurence Bernard
Galerie Patrick Cramer
Galerie Joy de Rouvre
Galerie Mezzanin
JRP Editions
Le Commun

Mamco, Musée d’art moderne et contemporain
Médiathèque / FMAC
Skopia / P.-H. Jaccaud

Les Nuits des Bains

The Association organizes 3 Nuit des Bains per year in March, May and September. The Association organizes as well one opening in January, for the year beginning and preceding artgenève

During these events, thousands of people are visiting the Quartier des Bains. The district undergoes a metamorphosis; an abundant crowd criss-crosses the streets from one venue to another.