Top 11 Booths at artgenève 2017 (Part 2)

Habibi by Adel Abdessemed (pic courtesy of Tribune des Arts)


Finally the weekend is here! Which means all those art-lovers caught up with work during the week now have the chance to enjoy some good Art at artgenève – until Sunday evening.

As mentioned in my post from yesterday in the first part of this *Top Booths* selection, artgenève is focused on quality over quantity. This is also translated  in the significant portion of its floor space dedicated to non-commercial ventures, including many local public and private organizations. The scale of this institutional commitment is impressive. Just take the Estate Show: this monumental 2000 sqm light installation titled Vertical Works by Anthony McCall is a highlight of the famous Michael Ringier Collection. Close to the Peroni Lounge, The Ball Room presents sculptures from participating galleries in an opera foyer setting, an original design group show. The installation Habibi, a giant human skeleton by Adel Abdessemed, hovers over the fair’s entrance, which completes the non-commercial programme.

I have selected for you 11 more *Top Booths* –  a nice blend of commercial and non-commercial spaces. Enjoy!

  1. The Ballroom – Booth A2
Michiel Martens of artistic duo Martens & Visser, in front of their installation ‘Reflecting Holons’, 2015

2.  Galerie Mai 36 – Booth B28

Robert Mapplethorpe, R M Glass Collection, 1984 (silver gelatine print, edition of 10 + 2 AP, AP 1/2) (courtesy of the gallery)
The Mai 36 booth is visually dominated by the display of works by Robert Mapplethorpe (photographs) and Georg Horniemann (sculptures)
Robert Mapplethorpe, Lysa Lion, 1982 (silver gelatine print, edition of 10 + 2 AP, AP 1/2) (courtesy of the gallery)


3.  Galerie Daniel Templon – Booth A31

Francesco Clemente, Kiss and Cigarettes, 2016 (courtesy of the gallery)
On the LEFT: Franz Ackerman, Little Sky, 2016 // On the RIGHT: Miquel Barceló, Eplucher 2, 1997 (courtesy of the gallery)


4. Galerie Jean Brolly – Booth A35

Absolutely enchanted by these vintage gelatine silver prints by Pierre Molinier – all works executed between 1960 and 1966 (courtesy of the gallery)


5.  Collectionair – Booth B46

On the RIGHT: Mathieu Merlet Briand, Google Blue, Hommage à Alexandre Rodtchenko, 2015 // On the LEFT: Mathieu Merlet Briand, Google Carrara Marble, Fragment de Colonne, 2016 (courtesy of the gallery)
Gonçalo Mabunda, Various Masks, 2016 (courtesy of the gallery)


6.  Taste Contemporary – Booth C50

Group Show curated by Monique Deul. At the FRONT: Aneta Regel, Organ, 2016 (courtesy of the gallery)
At the FRONT: Philip Englin, Role Poly Jam, 2016 (courtesy of the gallery)


7.  Blain Southern – Booth C33

Chiharu Shiota, State of Being (Keys), 2016 (courtesy of the gallery)
Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square: Unavowed, 1962 (courtesy of the gallery)
Lynn Chadwick, Sitting Couple, 1990 (courtesy of the gallery)


8.  Galerie Maria Bernheim – Booth C40

Mitchel Anderson, Magnet Table Piece, 2016 (courtesy of the gallery)
Miriam Laura Leonardi, Do It Yourself (Stems), 2016 (courtesy of the gallery)


9.  Art Bärtschi & Cie – Booth A33

Art Bärtschi is showcasing a solo show of Vidya Gastaldon. This is ‘Atlantide’, 2016 (courtesy of the gallery)
On the LEFT: Vidya Gastaldon, Healing Painting (Furry Cosmic Smile), 2014 // On the RIGHT: Healing Painting (les rescapés), 2015, (courtesy of the gallery)

10.  Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo – Booth A24

Tauba Auerbach, Crumple VII, 2009 (courtesy of the gallery)
Paul Kneale, Arbitrary Renaissance, 2015 (courtesy of the gallery)
At the BACK: Oscar Murillo, Bingo!, 2013 (courtesy of the gallery)


11.  The Estate Show

Anthony McCall’s light installation ‘Vertical Works’, from the Ringier Collection.


You can end your journey at the Peroni Lounge

peroni lounge artgenève


artgenève will be on until 29 January at Palexpo Geneva, Hall 1 & 2.

One more thing I’d like to add: artgenève has a comprehensive program that includes music, cinema, talk, performance and a public sculptures. You can find more info about these other sections here.

You can reach Palexpo easily by train: get off at Geneva Airport station and simply walk there. Some other practical info are listed below.
Opening hours

Friday, January 27th 12:00 – 20:00
Saturday, January 28th 12:00 – 20:00
Sunday, January 29th 12:00 – 20:00


adults 20.-CHF
groups (20 people. min.) 12.-CHF
seniors*/students*/children 6-16 years old 10.-CHF
children 0-6 years old free entrance


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