Monday, September 26, 2011 least there was a good art show.

I was talking with my friend Sonny the other night and I thought his description of Geneva summed it up quite well-"Geneva is a place for rich old people." 
Jet d'Eau (water jet) on Lake Geneva shoots about 1800 gallons of water into the air at 125 mph reaching close to 500 feet. No water shortage here.
Typical narrow street. 
"Old Arsenal with magnificent grand old cannons laid out against lively paintings by Gustave de Beaumont, summarizing the history of Geneva. Above, the building is decorated with mosaic frescoes depicting Julius Caesar's arrival in 58 BC, the fairs of the Middle Ages, and the welcoming of Huguenot refugees during the Reformation."
Summing up the excitement Geneva has to offer on a Sunday afternoon. 
Bâtiment des Forces Motrices-old power station converted into a theatre. 
Building on the way to La Servette neighborhood. 
A skate park on the edge of Plaine de Plainpalais-an open space used for weekend markets and currently the circus. 
A stop land mines mural with graffiti lettering. 
The poster says it all. 
Our favorite part of Geneva was MAMCO Geneva (Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Genève). Above and below are partial views of Nina Childress'-The Effect Sissi
Green nudes and white swans are a little exotic.
The next three images are partial views of Mai-Thu Perret's-Spectra installation project.
German artist Cosima von Bonin-Cosima von Bonin’s Zermatt ! Zermatt ! Z...ermattet ! For Mamco's Sloth Section, Loop # 03 of the Lazy Susan Series, a Rotating Exhibition 2010-2011 Four, One, Two, Three. How about that for a long title.

The main reason why we waited a couple of hours for the museum to open was for the The Visual Culture of Punk in Europe, 1976-1980 exhibit.   
The exhibit was filled with album covers, fliers, posters, fanzines, and clothing.
I was happy that Crass was included in the exhibit, the band and the label is often overlooked since they actually practiced what they preached. The Sex Pistols may have sung about anarchy, Crass lived it. Love or hate them, they put money where their mouth is. Worth checking out is the Crass documentary: There Is No Authority But Yourself for free (of course) on google video by clicking here.
From 1976 Vivienne Westwood/Malcolm McLaren "Personal Collection Seditionaries" label Destroy Muslin.
From 1977 Vivienne Westwood/Malcolm McLaren "Personal Collection Seditionaries"
From 1977 Vivienne Westwood/Malcolm McLaren "Personal Collection Seditionaries" label 'Cowboys' t shirt
From 1977 Vivienne Westwood/Malcolm McLaren "Personal Collection Seditionaries"
Sex Pistols-Chalet Du lac Paris 1976 gig poster.
Couldn't find information on this drawing, I might have made it and placed it in the exhibition. There was a ton of Jamie Reid images (think: ransom note looking Sex Pistols graphics) but they didn't end up on my camera. See example below. 

An last but not least was a Markus Raetz exhibit Croisement 
The artist uses shapes, angles, and movement  in his sculptures.
Same objects as above.
The sculpture is looking into a mirror.
From the people who brought you soap on a rope comes soap on a wall mount. Happy washing. 

1 comment:

  1. that stuff is all really cool. everything except the wall mount soap, that is. ewwww.