Geneva, Switzerland of yesterday and Geneva, Switzerland of today
Date: 3 May -
18 May 2018
Location: A/C Angle, A building 3rd fl.
patron: Permanent Mission of Benin, The Art and History Museum and ART for the World
This event takes place at the Palais des Nations, A/C Angle, A building 3rd fl.; Entry: Pregny Gate; Access: Door 6.
All attendees who do not hold a UN ground badge are kindly requested to register here.
The Museums of Art and History of Geneva, the United Nations Office and ART for The World are jointly presenting the work of Beninese artist, Georges Adéagbo, through two separate exhibitions at the Palace of Nations and the Maison Tavel. Adéagb is the first African artist ever to receive the Grand Jury Prize at the Venice Biennale in 1999, and his art reveals the often surprising affinities and similarities that can exist between different cultures. In these two brand new installations, the artist highlights both the permanent collection on display at Geneva’s most ancient private residence and the archives held at the United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG) Library.
This exhibition is also presented at the "Maison Tavel" (Rue du Puits-Saint-Pierre 6, 1204 Geneva) from 3 May to 18 July 2018