Artgenève is a contemporary and modern art fair held every January in the picturesque Geneva Lake region. Under the direction of Charlotte Diwan, artgenève has evolved into a hub for art dealers, collectors, curators, and art connoisseurs. This year, the show welcomes a prestigious selection of around 80 international galleries. Traditionally, the program is enriched by the presentation of institutions, private collections, foundations and art schools. Cultural stakeholders from the region, such as MAMCO, the Museum of Art and History, the Center for Contemporary Art, HEAD, and the Funds of the Canton and City of Geneva will be represented here. The programme is enriched by the participation of various institutions and prestigious private collections and the event will also feature new initiatives such as artgenève/sur-mesure, a space dedicated to large-scale works. The artgenève-FPJourne Solo Prize is annually rewarded for the best personal exhibition presented at the show. One of the works from the award-winning stand is acquired and donated to a regional institution. In 2023, the Solo artgenève-FPJourne prize was awarded to Galerie Mezzanin for Isabella Ducrot's Solo Show. The works acquired by FP Journe were offered to MAMCO Geneva. This approach aims in particular to consolidate the link between merchants and local institutions, and thus artgenève contributes to the enrichment of the collections of the city of Geneva.
Palexpo, Geneva's expansive international exhibition center, sets the stage for Artgenève 2024. With a single block space of 106,000 square meters near the airport and train station, Palexpo becomes a vibrant hub for the global art community. This strategic location at the crossroads of European highways emphasizes the international reach of the art fair. Within Palexpo's walls, Artgenève 2024 transforms the space into a dynamic showcase of contemporary and modern art, fostering a global dialogue and celebration of creativity.
Sur-mesure 2024 is a selection of singular works and large-format installations presented by galleries and selected by curator Nicolas Trembley. Inspired by 19th-century exhibition fixtures at world’s fairs and shopping malls, the first edition of artgenève/sur-mesure reinvents the concept of the fairground by adopting the atmosphere of a funfair. The chosen works explore the theme of amusement parks, featuring rides, slides, trompe-l’œil panoramas, buggy circuits, bear fights and the presence of aliens and fairy-tale characters. Curator : Nicolas Trembley Stand A16
About the talks
The journey through a series of thought-provoking talks will be held within the Artgenève 2024. As a platform dedicated to modern and contemporary artistic expression, artgenève offers visitors a vibrant programme of lectures developed in line with the show’s institutional approach. This fascinating series of talks covers a broad spectrum of topics, all closely linked to the world of art. Whether it’s exploring emerging trends, discussing critical issues or diving behind the scenes of artistic creation, each talk is designed to encourage visitors to reflect and deepen their understanding of contemporary art. Free admission.