Quite a few people make themselves comfortable in front of a painting or a sculpture and let their thoughts and ideas wander onto a small notebook in the form of a drawing…
Starting on the 17th of April, two Genevan artists, Serval and Jean-Philippe Kalonji will ritualize these moments of creation, by working one Sunday every month in the Musée d’art et d’histoire. As graffiti artist and illustrator respectively, they are both enamored with visual arts and painting in particular. Regulars at the Musée d’art et d’histoire, they have been coming for years to study and find inspiration. With Rendez-vous d’artistes, they take their relationship with the museum a step further by sharing their artistic research in the heart of the museum’s collections.
On the first Sunday of every month, from April to December, Serval and Kalonji will have work sessions where they question themselves, elaborate and create new works in the company of other artists and specialists of numerous backgrounds. The visitors of the museum are invited to share these moments and interact with the artists, as the museum’s spaces become a space dedicated to creation.
Rendez-vous d’artistes not only takes place within the framework of the Year of Illustration organized by the City of Geneva, but also following the Musée d’art et d’histoire’s desire to open its doors and create bridges with the contemporary
art scene. The project also aims to maintain the tradition of the museum as a veritable school of the arts : a place where the artworks exhibited serve as both inspiration and model to artists and craftsmen.
Each Rendez-vous takes place in the following manner :
2.00 pm-4.00 pm : art workshop 4.00 pm-5.00 pm : discussion and exchange
Sunday, April 17th
With Victor Lopes,
painting conservator at the MAH Level 2, Konrad Witz Room
Sunday, May 1st
With Guy Mérat, artist, Level -1, Greece Room
Sunday, June 5th
With Raphaël Pasquali, artist Level 2, 20th Century Room
Sunday, July 3rd
With Alyâa Kamel, Swiss- Egyptian painter
Level -1, Egypt Room
Sunday, August 7th
Room with a View
With Patrick Jazi Dunkel, painter and graphic designer
Level 2, Hodler Room (landscapes)
Sunday, September 4th
Luncheon on the Grass
With Martin Leer, Contemporary Literature professor at the University of Geneva and Catherine Grimm, painter Observatory Park
Sunday, October 9th
Army of Shadows
With Christian Nguyen, tattoo artist and illustrator
Level 0, Armoury Room
Sunday, November 6th
With Valentine Valp Pasche, artist and illustrator
Level 2, European Schools Room
Sunday, December 4th
With Willem Speerstra, curator and gallerist, Speerstra Fondation and Camille Montandon, gallerist
Main Entry and stairs …
D’ARTISTES SERVAL & KALONJI AU MUSÉE
MUSÉE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE, GENÈVE
UN DIMANCHE PAR MOIS, D’AVRIL À DÉCEMBRE 2016
MUSÉE D’ART ET D’HISTOIRE
Rue Charles-Galland 2 CH – 1206 Genève T+41 (22) 418 26 00 www.mah-geneve.ch
Ouvert de 11 à 18 heures Fermé le lundi
Special painting for the Fair Habitat & Jardin 2016 the painting will be exposed at the Bistronomique the cafe designed by Christophe Marchand and hosted by the swiss chef Philippe Chevrier the Painting is a homage to the chef.
For any enquiries about the piece please contact Aarlouviggo gallery.
Media : oil,acrylic,pencilcolor,watercolor on Arches Paper. 200grm.
watercolor & Ink.
Arches Paper ©.
title of the piece : Malukai
Ciluba speaking D.R.C – kasai oriental ( Translation / Good morning. )
three others pieces will be exposed at the stand 13 at the Arrlo U Viggo virtual gallery.
Special live painting for the unhooking of the exhibition » When we were young. » 2015.
Unique print ,Format -70x100cm framed .seen at the Fumisterie art Exhibition