Art and urban nature biennial
Open-air works of art on the banks of Lake Geneva and a month-long programme of activities in partnership with scientific and environmental associations, to connect with the lake and its biodiversity.
The second edition of the (re)connecting.earth biennial of art and urban nature aims to (re)focus attention on the natural elements that make up our urban environment. After exploring urban gardens and eco-districts in 2021, the 2023 Biennial of Art and Urban Nature is devoted to the theme of lakes and water.
Organized in collaboration with artistic and environmental associations and institutions, this biennial showcases works of art created by 32 local and international artists. In addition to the public art exhibition, a 30-day program is offered to visitors, including workshops, performances, screenings and lectures. A competition for young artists, bringing together 14 young artists from five Swiss art schools, also provides an opportunity to discover up-and-coming talent in the field of environmental art.
The Biennial's itinerary takes shape mainly around Geneva's harbour, with art installations all located within a five-minute walk of the "Mouettes genevoises" boat harbours. From the Eaux-Vives beach to the Bateau Genève, via the Quai Gustave-Ador to the Bains des Pâquis, the layout of the works and the focus also give pride of place to places rich in biodiversity, such as the Pointe à la Bise and the Lac des Vernes.
(re)connecting.earth (02) - Beyond Water offers a unique experience for the public, enabling them to discover the works in a stimulating natural and social context. These spaces have a long history and are at the heart of life in Geneva, providing an ideal setting for stimulating discussion and reflection on contemporary environmental issues.
Artists : Maria Thereza Alves, Caroline Bachmann, Flurina Badel & Jérémie Sarbach, Mauren Brodbeck, Seba Calfuqueo, Luis & Gabo Camnitzer, Gabo Camnitzer & Lluís Alexandre Casanovas Blanco, Luis Camnitzer, Julian Charrière, Mark Dion, Collectif Tchan-Zâca, Andreas Greiner & Takafumi Tsukamoto, Valérie Favre, Anne-Laure Franchette & Géraldine Honauer, Anne-Laure Franchette & Manon Briod, Marie Griesmar, Hans Haacke, Christina Hemauer & Roman Keller, Monica Ursina Jäger, Alexandre Joly, Diana Lelonek, Diana Lelonek & Denim Szram, Antje Majewski, Adrien Missika, Lucie Morat, Ma Neveu, Uriel Orlow, Carmen Perrin, Som Supaparinya, Raul Walch, Pinar Yoldas, Zheng Bo.
Curator : Bernard Vienat