Sketch Your Weekend

Sketch Your Weekend Edition 6

WILLIAM LEAVITT at MAMCO in GENEVA
This exhibition is the first European retrospective of the artist William Leavitt, born in 1941 in Washington, USA.  His work examines the production of the Western imagination and narrative from the “Hollywood factory” through a selection of parts of stage sets and pieces from everyday life.  These often conceal a conservative social order and politics which, through the art, is turned upside down.  The show takes up the entire first floor of the museum.

The exhibition is presented alongside other 1970’s artists whose work represents “Narrative Art” or ensemble pieces.  These artists are Gordon Matta-Clark, Adrian Piper, Martha Roster, and Allen Ruppersberg.

From October 11, 2017 until February 4, 2018.

http://www.mamco.ch

William Leavitt, The Impossible, installation, Mixed media sculpture, court. of the artist Greene and Naftali Gallery, New York photo credit: Kristen Knupp

 

William Leavitt, Installation at Mamco, courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery New York. Photo: Kristen Knupp

 

MARCELO BRODSKY PHOTOGRAPHS – CENTRE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE in GENEVA

The artist Marcelo Brodsky is showing 24 photographs on the Quai du Mont Blanc to bring attention to the students from Ayotzinapa in Mexico who disappeared in 2014.  This event is being coordinated alongside the October 2017 session of the High Commissioner for Human Rights at the United Nations, and with the Festival of Film International for Human Rights (FIFDH).

Marcelo Brodsky became known from his series of photographs of his classmates from Buenos Aires, many of whom disappeared during the military dictatorship between 1976 and 1984.  His work is also shown at the Biennale de Lyon at the moment.

The exhibition will run from 11 October 2017 until 12 November 2017 opposite the Hotel Beau Rivage on the Quai du Mont-Blanc.

https://www.centrephotogeneve.ch/en/expo/marcelo-brodsky/

 

 

THE BOOMERANG EFFECT at MEG in GENEVA

The Aboriginal Arts of Australia are on display at MEG until 7 January 2018.  This exhibit aims to show how attempts to suppress Aboriginal culture since colonisation in the 18th century have done the opposite.  Along with spears, shields and message sticks, large-scale paintings and photographs are on display.  In addition, the Torres Strait Islanders created marine animals out of fishing nets lost at sea, highlighting the environmental issue of pollution of the oceans.

Marine animals by Torres Strait Islanders, Photo: Kristen Knupp

 

Michael Cook, Mother series, Hopscotch. Photo: Kristen Knupp

 

Painting at MEG exhibit, Photo: Kristen Knupp

 

View of Boomerang Effect Exhibition, MEG, 2017. Photo: Kristen Knupp

 

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