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Exhibition

Paul Viaccoz
ESPRIT ES-TU LÀ ?

From October 1st, 2021
Opening Thursday September 30, 2021, 2 PM – 8 PM

Week-end GENEVE.ART on Saturday November 6 and Sunday November 7, 2021
11 AM – 6 PM

« … Souvent, il séjournait dans cet espace pour trouver le calme et l’inspiration. Dans un carnet, il prenait des notes accompagnées de croquis et de plans pour de futurs projets. Les murs blancs de la maison, la vue sur le jardin et les arbres étaient propices à la méditation et parfois à la lecture. Il pensait qu’un moine jardinier aurait pu se retrouver dans la même situation que lui, à l’écart du monde, du vacarme et des brutales réalités de la vie. Ces murs laiteux ressemblaient à ceux d’une chapelle. Par un jour de printemps, il décida de peindre de petites saynètes et des paysages directement sur ces parois immaculées. … »

Extract from the text by Paul Viaccoz, ESPRIT ES-TU LÀ ?, published in Before publication 5, éd. CEC, 2021.

Paul Viaccoz, ESPRIT ES-TU LÀ?, Before publication 5, brochure, 36 pages – single booklets, 17.2 × 23.5 cm, offset, stapled binding – published in the Before publication collection, which gathers the pre-publications of authors’ texts or artists’ inserts, which will appear regularly and as a preview before their final publication in L’Effet papillon II (second volume of L’Effet papillon, 1989 – 2007, catalogue of the Centre d’édition contemporaine published in 2008).

Born on September 30, 1953, Paul Viaccoz lives and works in the canton of Jura. He has presented numerous personal exhibitions including, La censure des messages at the Musée jurassien des arts, Moutier (2018); La censure des messages at the Anne and Robert Bloch Foundation (FARB), Delémont (2018). He has also participated in various group exhibitions including, Sans titre, entre autres, un regard sur la collection de dessins du FMAC, Le Commun, Bâtiment d’art contemporain, Geneva (2019); NO WALK, NO WORK, Contemporary Art Center, Yverdon-le-Bains (CACY) (2016). In 2018, his work was the subject of several publications: La censure des messages, éd. Jurassian Museum of Arts, Moutier; 40 Aquatic Landscapes and PAYS PAYSAGES, ed. Paul Viaccoz; Fonds municiapal d’art contemporain (FMAC), Geneva. Collection 2004-2016, published by art&fiction.

Paul Viaccoz’s exhibition and publication are supported by the Fondation Leenaards, Lausanne, the Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain, DCS, Geneva, and the Department of culture and digital transition of the City of Geneva.
For its 2021 program, the CEC is supported by the Department of culture and digital transition of the City of Geneva, The Loterie Romande, the Fondation Leenaards, Lausanne, and a private Geneva foundation.

The CEC follows the health instructions and recommendations of the Federal Office of Public Health (OFSP): Covid + ID certificate, social distancing, use of hydroalcoholic gel are mandatory and Wearing a mask is optional.

 

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Paul Viaccoz
ESPRIT ES-TU LÀ ?

Exhibition and publication
From October 1st, 2021
Opening, Thursday, September 30 2021, from 2 to 8 pm