Curator: Bernard Vienat

The exhibition (re)connecting.earth in Geneva brings together 16 international artists whose work deals with ecological issues and, more specifically, with the relationship between humans and nature in urban spaces. They developed instructions that offer viewers, in concrete and metaphorical ways, the possibility of direct interaction with other species: plants, animals or other objects that populate the city space.

Starting at the open-air exhibition space of Wilsdorf in the center of Geneva, the exhibition (re)connecting.earth extends into the urban gardens of Les Vergers in Meyrin and into the art space Andata.Ritorno, where visitors can discover additional works of some of the artists.

Whether in the urban gardens Les Vergers or in the public space in Wilsdorf on large billboards, the artistic instructions are placed in clear view to challenge city dwellers and be executed directly by passers-by. Everyone is invited to photograph their own interpretation of the instructions and to share the images with the artists and the public on the website and on social networks using the hashtag #reconnectingearth.

The instructions are also thematic starting points for workshops, art performances and urban walks with artists and scientists.

Aug 07

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Oct 10

Meyrin (outdoor exhibition)

Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin)
Esplanade des Récréations, Meyrin, Switzerland

In partnership with the association of the urban gardens, the Auberge and the Farm of Les Vergers, the exhibition extends to the Vergers eco-neighborhood.

Oct 02

Finissage at Les Vergers: When the eco-neighbourhood becomes a forest (tree planting, conference, projection)

Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin)
Esplanade des Récréations, Meyrin, Switzerland

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To bring the (re)connecting.earth exhibition at Les Vergers to a festive close, the issue of trees in urban areas will be raised and a new cherry tree will be planted in the heart of the eco-district as a sign of reconnection with the earth.

Jul 10

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Sep 23

Espace Terre (Outdoor Exhibition)

Espace Terre (ex. Espace d’exposition Wilsdorf)
Rue Hans Wilsdorf, Geneva, Switzerland

Sep 04

Listening to the stories that the fauna and flora whisper. Guided tour, Workshop, Performance, Projection

Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin)
Esplanade des Récréations, Meyrin, Switzerland

What is our relationship to the earth today? Whether in art through the exhibition (re)connecting.earth or among city dwellers through the practice of urban gardening, there is a common desire to find a new connection with the earth. Why not listen to what the earth has to say to us?

Aug 07

Vernissage and conferences at "Les Vergers": Art and Earth to get out of the city-country divide

Quartier des Vergers (Meyrin)
Esplanade des Récréations, Meyrin, Switzerland

Jul 10

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Jul 24

Andata.Ritorno (Indoor exhibition)

andata.ritorno
Rue du Stand 37, Geneva, Switzerland

Opening hours:
Wed -Sat: 14:00-18:00

Jul 24

Self-service art at andata.ritorno

andata.ritorno
Rue du Stand 37, Geneva, Switzerland

Finissage of the first Geneva chapter and guided tour: Art and Ecology: A new look at nature.

Jul 10

Après-midi vernissage à Espace Terre / Vernets avec activation de l'instruction de Zheng Bo et mini-conférence

Espace Terre (ex. Espace d’exposition Wilsdorf)
Rue Hans Wilsdorf, Geneva, Switzerland

De 13:00 à 18:00 Atelier / Action collective pour enfants et adultes
15:00 Visite guidée de l'exposition par le curateur Bernard Vienat
16:00 Mini-conférence de Ewa Renaud sur la biodiversité urbaine

Jul 08

Vernissage à andata.ritorno (Nocturne des bains)

andata.ritorno
Rue du Stand 37, Geneva, Switzerland

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Geneva, art, ecology, exhibition, public art, contemporary art, instruction, project space, art center, Bernard Vienat
Exhibition view, (re)connecting.earth Geneva at andata.ritorno – Julien Gremaud
Geneva, art, ecology, exhibition, public art, contemporary art, instruction, project space, art center, Bernard Vienat
Exhibition view, (re)connecting.earth at Espace Terre / Vernets – Julien Gremaud
Geneva, art, ecology, exhibition, public art, contemporary art, instruction, project space, art center, Bernard Vienat
Exhibition view, (re)connecting.earth at Les Vergers, Meyrin – Mikhail Rojkov

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