Following the successes of its first and second edition in summer 2018 and summer 2020, the Geneva Biennale – Sculpture Garden will be held for the third time from June 17 to September 30, 2022 in the heart of the City of Geneva.
The ambition of this project is to establish itself as a major summer artistic event for the region, offering Geneva, its inhabitants and its many national and international visitors an outdoor exhibition of high-caliber during the whole summer period. Initiated and organized by artgenève in collaboration with the MAMCO (Geneva’s contemporary art museum) and the City of Geneva, the Biennale’s third edition is curated by Devrim Bayar.
Curated by Devrim Bayar
The third edition of the Geneva Bienniale – Sculpture Garden will take place from June 17 to September 30, 2022.
The organizing committee of the Biennale is pleased to announce that Devrim Bayar (WIELS, Brussels) has been appointed as curator of this new edition.
Its artistic program will be unveiled mid-September and bring together around thirty artists.
Curated by Balthazar Lovay
In 2020, the Biennale presents some thirty artworks, most of them produced specifically for the exhibition.
For its second edition, the exhibition breaks new ground, honoring new and original productions, the creations of young artists and works that are hybrids of design, architecture and art. Fountains, benches, architectural constructions, flags and mobiles–conceptual, political, participative works, they draw the contours of new horizons for thinking about sculpture today.
The exhibition is shaped by the adoption of a humble attitude towards natural elements while considering relationships of scales and proportions. These parks are appreciated for their vast dimensions and the height of their oldest sequoias, but they are just as full of elements that are less perceptible at a first glance, such as the subtle constituents of their ecosystems or the invisible logistics that ensure their functioning.
The artists intervene in this context with works that are as poetic as they are critical, interrogating the current conditions or past histories of these places. Works transform our perceptions, reveal administrative protocols, are grafted onto built elements, work in symbiosis with nature and sometimes escape to our attention. Subjectively and with humor, artists shed light light on the political stakes linked to the so-called “public” space and address social issues: women’s representation, queer visibility, social integration and eco-feminism.