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Founded in 1974, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève is a place for exhibition, discussion and reflection on contemporary art. A pioneer and reference institution on the Swiss and international art scene, the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève raises the major issues of our time.

A space for research and experimentation, the Centre presents to all audiences ambitious projects, often produced for the occasion, involving all fields of contemporary practice: installation, music, painting, performance, photography, photography, sculpture, dance, drawing or video art, with a unique program of events and projections within its Dynamo Cinema and the Biennale of Moving Images as its high point.

The dynamic and lively program proposed by the Centre, in the form of temporary exhibitions and inclusive and educational cultural activities in innovative formats, promotes creation and encourages active civic participation in contemporary culture.

During 45 years of activity, the Centre has presented more than 300 exhibitions of national and international artists, participated in the discovery of emerging talents or the rediscovery of established figures, hosted local artists in residence and organized numerous educational and socio-artistic activities.

Paul Amar, Eleanor Antin, Marcel Bascoulard, Cecilia Bengolea, Marie Bouttier, Leigh Bowery, Genesis & Lady Jaye Breyer P-Orridge, Marguerite Burnat-Provins, Monster Chetwynd, Eleni Christodoulou, Kirby Dick, Janko Domsic, Bob Flanagan, Nagi Gianni, Fergus Greer, Fengyi Guo, Lynn Hershman Leeson, Dunya Hirschter, Juliana Huxtable, Juliet Jacques, Davood Koochaki, Gabriel Kuri, Marie Losier, Ana Lupaş, Tomasz Machciński, Plinio Martelli, Jacopo Mazzetti, Pierre Molinier, Jota Mombaça, Ataa Oko, Luigi Ontani, Frida Orupabo, Ventura Profana, Agnes Questionmark, Naufus Ramírez-Figueroa, Grisélidis Réal, André Romão, Rachel Rose, Mathilde Rosier, Sergio Sarri, Luigi Serafini, Cindy Sherman, Marianna Simnett, Sin Wai Kin, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Kiki Smith, Jenna Sutela, Kaari Upson, Raphaela Vogel, Pedro Wirz, Mayara Yamada & Ursulina de Lombardia, Anicka Yi, Anna Zemánková et Bruno Zhu.
Chrysalide : Le rêve du papillon

25.01 – 11.06.2023

Vernissage le 24 janvier, dès 18h00

Le Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève présente Chrysalide : le rêve du papillon, une exposition collective d’envergure consacrée aux transformations qui nous entourent, nous habitent et nous façonnent. La vie est elle-même faite d’infinies transformations, tel un flux éphémère et instable. Ces incessantes reconfigurations ont débuté bien avant l’arrivée de l’humanité et continueront longtemps après.

L’exposition explore le concept de métamorphose d’un point de vue formel, existentiel et politique. Chaque chose, chaque image et chaque forme réunies dans cette exposition, existent dans son mouvement d’un état à un autre : chaque être et chaque objet se présente en train de devenir autre chose, de transitionner entre des identités multiples.

Chrysalide : le rêve du papillon est une proposition d’Andrea Bellini avec la complicité de Sarah Lombardi et Sara De Chiara. En collaboration avec la Collection de l’Art Brut, Lausanne.

Audrey Large / Theophile Blandet
Audrey Large / Theophile Blandet. Design in metamorphosis

23.06 – 13.08.2023

Vernissage le 22 juin de 18h00 à 21h

The Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève is pleased to present Design in Metamorphosis, an exhibition presenting the work and unique path of investigation pursued by Audrey Large and Théophile Blandet.

After exploring the themes of transformation and metamorphosis with group show Chrysalis: The Butterfly Dream – which deployed itself over a major exhibition, performances and special events – this project now turns to the sphere of experimental contemporary design.

The designs of innovators Audrey Large and Théophile Blandet are spores of material culture that reflect a society in constant transformation; they are prime derivatives of a future that projects itself on the present, creating a fluid language that blends together—in sometimes paradoxical ways—the opposite poles of tangible and intangible, one-of-a-kind and reproduceable, artisanal and industrial. Growing out of a design process characterized by a radical interest in experimentation, Large and Blandet’s objects interpret the zeitgeist through a lens of alteration, mutation, and change, showing design to be an effective tool for representing and manifesting what is transitory.

This exhibition is curated by Barbara Brondi & Marco Rainò, with the collaboration of Andrea Bellini.