A Curated Selection of Art in Geneva and Beyond
Manifesta 12 Overview
Artdecision published an overview of Manifesta 12 in Palermo. The contradictions and dialectics of the “Manifesta 12” project include topics of migration and of divide: the divide between political activism and mainstream art, and of the digital divide.
Belgium’s Private Art Collections
An article on the top Belgium Private Art Collections, contributed by The Art Partners, was published this week on Art Decision Magazine. The list includes top collections such as the Vanhaerents Collection, Charles Riva Collection, Servais Family Collection and others.
Ice Watch London
The Icelandic / Danish artist Olafur Eliasson has brought 30 large pieces of ice from a Greenland fjord to London to highlight the issue of climate change. Twenty-four pieces are in front of The Tate Modern Gallery on the banks of the River Thames while six other pieces are in front of Bloomberg office headquarters. The goal, according to an interview with Eliasson in Artnet News, is to give “the millions of people who live in and visit London the opportunity to have a very tangible encounter with the consequences of their actions. It lets them see and feel what we are losing. I really hope that Ice Watch can create feelings of proximity and presence, and make us engage.” For more on artist Olafur Eliasson see our review of his previous exhibition in Geneva.
A New Cultural Hub in Lausanne Takes Shape
Lausanne is building a new cultural hub next to the train station. This newly developed area will group together the Musee Cantonal des Beaux-Arts (mcb-a), the Museum of Photography (Musee de l’Elysee), and the Museum of Design and Contemporary Applied Arts (mudac) as well as the Felix Vallotton and Toms Pauli Foundations in one location. The new mcb-a, designed by Italian architects Fabrizio Barozzi and Spanish architect Alberto Veiga, is now under construction and will open in 2019. The mudac and the Musee de l’Elysee will be in another building designed by architects Manuel and Francisco Aires Mateus that has received approval but has not yet begun construction.