Exhibition « La montagne fertile : les Giacometti, Segantini, Amiet, Hodler, et leur héritage »
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This exhibition retraces the fertile restitution of swiss landscapes at the dawn of the 20th century, through the eyes of a small group of artists, gathered around the unifying figure of Giovanni Giacometti.
The exhibition follows numerous ramifications, presenting the personal links, artistic interaction and friendship between Giovanni Giacometti and Giovanni Segantini, his artistic mentor, who painted in the same region, as well as two of Giacometti’s contemporaries, Cuno Amiet and Ferdinand Hodler, whose discovery of the same landscapes was also a major factor in their stylistic development and creative rivalry. Giacometti, Amiet and Hodler were to become the figureheads in the renewal of Swiss painting in the early 20th century.
Starting from the core group formed by these four artists, the exhibition explores the heritage they passed on in the Grison region with work by other figures of modern art and contemporary creation with links to this Alpine region: Alberto Giacometti, Andrea Garbald, Albert Steiner, Joseph Beuys, Rémy Zaugg, Kurt Sigrist, Hannes Vogel, Franz Wanner, Florio Puenter and Dominik Zehnder. The staging examines our own perceptions in these «fertile mountains» via
sound installations all through the visit. They act as a guiding thread, like «voices off» in a film, in the land of the Lumière brothers and of Swiss painters, the magicians of light.
Dispositions spéciales covid 19
Wearing a mask is compulsory. Reception of visitors limited to 50 people. Guided tours for groups of up to 12 people. Path traced on the ground and hydro-alcoholic gel at the disposal of the clients.
From 27/02 to 30/05/2021, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
From 2 pm to 6 pm on Mondays and Tuesdays
Open Tuesday morning during school holidays.
Guided tours every day at 14:30.
Saturday and Sunday: additional visit at 4pm.
Saturday 15 May : Night of the museums (night until 10 pm)
Palais Lumière shop open every day from 11am to 5.30pm.
Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.
Adult: 6 to 8 €.
Free entry for children < 16 years.
The Palais Lumière was opened in 2006 after two years of renovation work. This former spa establishment from 1903 to 1984 has kept all its splendor and is now a cultural and congress center.
A programme of thematic exhibitions is presented every year : paintings, sculptures, photographs, etc. In just a few years, the Palais Lumière has become one of the main cultural and artistic centres of the lake Geneva basin.