Since its creation in 1950, the Fonds d’art contemporain de la Ville de Genève (FMAC) has fulfilled its primary mission of providing a public service: it supports the Geneva art scene by building up a collection of works and through public commissions. As such, the FMAC is a privileged agent and partner for artists and cultural actors in Geneva.
Thanks to its inclusive character and the attention paid to all current trends, this heritage collection constitutes a mirror as well as a panorama of visual arts in Geneva. It represents the main mediums of expression (painting, printmaking, drawing, photography, sculpture, installation, performance and video), and brings together all generations of artists and remains particularly sensitive to the emerging new forms.
It gathers more than 4’500 works: 2’700 works or sets of works known as “mobile”, more than 300 installations in the public space, moreover a collection of first-rate video art – more than 1’500 titles – , can be viewed at the Médiathèque.
Online collection: www.ville-ge.ch/fmac