from August 15 to March 28, 2019
A 365m2 artwork exhibited in the heart of Geneva
Since 2018, Collectif 1m83 has been inviting contemporary photographers to exhibit their work in public spaces in an effort to show passers-by the interaction between nature, art and architecture.
Each “urban canvas” is inspired by the history of the place and its environment, fusing together, during the period of renovation, a building with a piece of art.
Cultural mediation plays a central role in the proposed creations. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, 1m83 invites the public to meet and exchange ideas around important themes such as public art, the environment, heritage and architecture.
The Swiss photographer Guillaume Perret presents two monumental portraits titled “Trait d'union” (hyphen) at Boulevard Helvétique 14. The work stretches over 365m2 of protective canvas and symbolises the link between different generations.
A duo of smiles consisting of two anonymous faces. One looks at the past, the other at the future - the young girl smiles at Saint-Pierre Cathedral, her elder oversees Lake Geneva and the more modern city center.
There is however a common point between these two beings: the sun, source of life that feeds the youth passion and illuminates the wisdom of the older generation.
Snapshot autodidact, the Neuchâtelois Guillaume Perret looks at his peers with
an aesthetic and sharp eye. His work focuses on the human being through reporting and portrait, his favourite areas given his fascination for their elusive nature. In 2018 he won the Swiss Press Photo for his positive journalism featuring everyday heroes. The artist gives us here a concentrate of facial expression and inner energy. An invitation to seize the present moment and the transmission between generations.
Geneva Tour de Rive,
a reflection of post-war
La Tour de Rive, a reflection of post-war modernity, was created by the architect Marc-Joseph Saugey and is considered one of the most brilliant work of his time.
A secular look at this faded-looking old lady would suggest she was born in the 1960s alongside Citroën DS and Polaroid.
At almost 80 years old, this lookout nestled in the heart of the protected perimeter of Geneva's Old Town still knows how to play tricks.
Product of the architecture studio grouping Louis Vincent, René Schwertz, Marc-Joseph Saugey and Henri Lesemann (VSSL), the Tour de Rive hopes to recover its 1938 appearance, the one entered in the cantonal inventory.