The eighth edition of artgenève
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The eighth edition of artgenève opened to the public this Thursday. 
The eighth edition of artgenève opened to the public this Thursday. 
The opening of the “salon d’art”, which took place during the afternoon of January 30th has seen a large increase in sales. This success confirms that artgenève managed to establish itself as one of the major international gatherings in the busy calendar of Swiss and international professionals and collectors, who once again showed up in force at the venue.
artgenève remains faithful to its ambition of being a “salon d’art”. During 4 days, some of the top-tier international galleries as well as original institutional exhibitions will be on view for the pleasure of visitors. For the second time this year, design and applied arts are highlighted within artgenève through the integration of the PAD Genève. This specialized art fair contributes to enrich both the public and the offer present during the event.
The international art world in Geneva
artgenève is delighted to host for the first time renowned galleries such as Hauser & Wirth, Capitain Petzel, kamel mennour, Eva Presenhuber, Almine Rech, Rafaella Cortese and Marlborough contemporary. These new participants have been added to the many key galleries committed to the salon like Gagosian, Pace, De Jonckheere, Mitterrand, Daniel Templon, Skopia, Tornabuoni.
artgenève draws in galleries from the most distant places like China with the presence of Shangh ART, AB-Anbar from Iran, or 313 Art Project from South Korea. Aditionnaly, the Fondation Beyeler, Whitechapel Gallery, the Serpentine Galleries and the Museum of contemporary art of Lyon do the honour of being part of the institutional programme.
artgenève – F.P.Journe Award
 
The seventh edition of the artgenève – F.P. Journe Award has rewarded the best Solo Show displayed this year to Marion Baruch, represented by Genevan gallery Laurence Bernard. The prestigious jury composed by Beatrix Ruff, Inès Goldbach (Kunsthaus Baselland), Andrea Bellini (Center for contemporary art, Geneva) and Hans-Ulrich Obrist (Serpentine Galleries, London).
Highlights
 
The 2019 edition celebrates the 5th anniversary of  « The Estate Show » section, which is dedicated to monumental artworks by historical figures, such as the 40 Foot Stepped Skyscraper by Chris Burden featured this year.
The Kunsthaus Baselland, the Ringier Collection from Zürich with a special focus on the work of Valentin Carron, the personal collection of artist Olivier Mosset unveiled by the Fine Arts Musem of La-Chaux-de-Fonds and the Gandur Foundation for Art with its timeless exhibition ; this year, all of the above have joined the MAMCO and its stand « in course of acquisition » - the Contemporary Art Center is notably showing the « Moving Picture Biennale » -, with the purpose of expanding the institutional landscape of the salon.
A number of exhibitions complete the overview of the non-commercial program: Jean Pigozzi’s Contemporary African Art Collection (showed under the title « Studio Africa ») is offering a specially designed selection ; Lyon’s Museum of Contemporary Art is presenting a massive hanging piece by Kimsooja right at the entrance of the salon, and a stunning neon artwork by Cerith Wyn Evans is shown at the very center of the exhibition.
Video arts, performances and art talks
 
The exhibition Turbulent Horizon presents a focus on video art, displaying a wide skyline of screens to be seen from a helicopter.
 
The musical program of the salon artgenève/musique includes “A Failed Performance” by the artist Hsia-Fei Chang, staging a massive wall of speakers, almost represented as a sculpture.
 
The conference cycle are proposed this year by Christie’s, hosting important actors of the art world.
artgenève beyond the walls
 
After four years along the lake side and in the Parc des Eaux-Vives, artgenève/sculptures proposes this year a new exhibition setting in the very center of Geneva with 10 sculptures inviting the public to wander within the Old Town of the City.
 
The alternative project “Get a Nerve” held at the Villa Sarasin will extend the official opening of the salon, right beside the main venue.
 
The next musical and peformative event is scheduled during the Venice Biennale within a venitian baroque theater, including the participation of Anri Sala and Agela Bulloch.
Schedule 
 
From Thursday January 31st (12.00-7.00) to Sunday February 3rd (12.00-8.00). Palexpo Geneva, Hall 2