✧ Opening of the Swiss Art School prize finalists' exhibition ✧
Alice Tioli, Audrey Délisse, Brenda Dell’Anna, Célia Noverraz, Charlotte Horn, Constance Flahaut, Estelle Christe, Katharina Reichert, Lucie Morat, Ma Neveu, Margot Sparkes & Guillaume Baeriswyl, Océan Schanz, Thérèse Weibel ainsi que Veronika Stratiewski.
The instructions were selected by a jury of 7 contemporary art experts, including:
Francesca Benini, curator at the Musée d'art de la Suisse italienne, Roxane Bovet, independent curator and co-founder of Clinamen Editions, Dehlia Hannah philosopher, curator and affiliate of ICI Berlin, Elisabeth Jobin, author, curator and art historian, Ursula Ströbele, scientific associate at Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte Munich, Mirjam Varadinis, curator at Kunsthaus Zürich and Bernard Vienat, director of the art-werk association and curator of the biennial (re)connecting. earth.
14 students from 4 Swiss art schools invite you to (re)connect with nature
● 6:30 PM : Vernissage - Bains des Pâquis
● After party - Bateau Genève.
The Biennial of Art and Urban Nature (re)connecting.earth (02) - Beyond Water organized a competition open to students at Swiss universities, selecting 14 emerging artists to present works born of their sensitivity to the climate crisis and the invisibilization of biodiversity.
The exhibition presents works-instructions in the form of posters. It highlights students' personal research into living things and their approach to the issue of anthropocentrism. Located a stone's throw from the lake and in the midst of its habitués, they present multiple ways of interacting with biodiversity and invite everyone contemplating their works to rethink their view of nature. Their ecological and societal commitment stems from a need to reach out to the public and make them aware of climate issues.
The exhibition is located at the Bains des Pâquis, a space that has been bringing together lake and culture enthusiasts since 1872. This venue, open to all, is the ideal place to develop the subjects covered and try out the creative gestures proposed by the students. The works-instructions follow an artistic tradition initiated by major figures in the history of art, such as Marcel Duchamp and Yoko Ono. By proposing a series of physical or mental actions to be carried out by the spectators, the artists make the public co-creators of the work, taking them out of the passive position of mere "consumers" of art.
→ A public prize will be awarded by electronic vote until August 30. The prizes will be awarded on September 1 at 6:00 pm, during the Biennale's opening ceremony on the Bateau Genève.