A Cultural Newsletter

Pick of the month  | February 2019

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The 9th Festival Antigel will cast away your winter blues

This year’s programme includes an abundance of local and international artists, including legends as well as new talent, with events organised all over the city. One highlight is Brazilian musician Seu Jorge’s tribute to David Bowie, with new interpretations of well-known songs, as featured in Wes Anderson’s 2004 movie, The Life Aquatic.
Tickets to all events may be purchased individually, but Festival passes, which allow tickets to be bought for reduced prices, are available online for CHF 110.


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1 - 23 February | Various locations

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Discover an immersive experience at the Natural History Museum

The Muséum d’histoire naturelle invites you to discover the work that goes into a scientific mission at Lake Geneva! From the water to the lab, find out more about researching the parasites and birds that call the Lac Leman their home.
Take the leap and join this interactive experience! This special visit takes place on the museum’s third floor, from 10am to 5pm every day (except Monday); admission is free for all visitors.




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Until 1 Sptember | Muséume d'histoire naturelle

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Caesar and the Rhône: Arles’ masterpieces

The Musée d’art et d’histoire presents a collection of exceptional items retrieved from the river Rhône following 30 years of underwater excavations. Among the pieces on display is a marble bust of, some say, Julius Caesar himself. This special exhibition sheds light on the infamous ruler’s Arles colony in the south of France, established in 46 BC.
Many of the pieces featured are rarely loaned by the Musée départemental Arles antique, and this extraordinary exhibition also counted on the collaboration of the Louvre museum.


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8 February - 25 May | Musée d'art et d'histoire




Swiss Romande’s ultimate art salon, art/genève features a prestigious selection drawn from national and international galleries, public and private art collections, independent spaces and curators, with the aim of bridging the dialogue between public institutions and galleries.
Today in its seventh edition, art/genève will be held at Palexpo, and will host over 80 contemporary and modern art galleries, institutions and especially curated shows.
Tickets are available for CHF 20.




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Until 3 February | Palexpo

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Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

Hosted by the Victoria Hall, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande will present pieces by composers Bela Bartok’s and Bedřich Smetana, directed by Pinchas Steinberg, and interpreted on the piano by Gábor Csalog.
Established in 1918, the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande celebrated its centennial last year, after thousands of concerts and tours around the globe…
Tickets range from CHF 19 to CHF 120.

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20 February | Victoria Hall

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Light up your curiosity at Musée Ariana

Two experts, art historian Roswitha Schild and gallerist Hanspeter Dähler, curated this provocatively named exhibition, “Come on, baby, light my fire” at Musée Ariana, drawing from the museum’s contemporary collections.
Schild and Dähler, who are also discerning collectors of ceramics, evoke fire, one of ceramics’ fundamental elements, as a starting point to illustrate the diversity and scope of contemporary creation, in terms of technique and form.
Tickets are available from CHF 6.

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Until 10 March | Musée Ariana

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A painter’s lasting thumbprint on Geneva’s artists

Maison Tavel is hosting an exhibition that highlights Ferdinand Hodler’s influence on the local art scene.
Contemporaries of Switzerland’s most celebrated painter, as well as budding artists of the 21st century feel an undeniable pull towards the master’s works. This year, marking 100 years since Hodler’s death, Maison Tavel attempts to identify the depth of his influence, featuring more than 50 paintings, signed by 26 local artists, loaned by the Musée d’art et d’histoire and private collectors.

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Until 24 February | Maison Tavel



Cindy van Acker’s Speechless Voices

Belgian choreographer Cindy van Acker presents a new show, Speechless Voices, at the Salle des Eaux Vives. A veteran of the Royal Ballet of Flanders and Geneva’s Grand Théâtre, van Acker brings together movement and electronic sound through six dancers, inspiring shock and thickening the suspense among the audience.
The show is, in part, a tribute to one of van Acker’s collaborators, Finnish composer Mika Vainio, who passed away unexpectedly in 2017.
Tickets are available for CHF 25.



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13 to 17 February | Salle des Eaux-Vives

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Sergio Leone’s Western Revolution

Westerns were all but dead by the time Sergio Leone came along.
The Italian filmmaker resurrected the genre, inspired by actual historic fact, rather than the Christian fables used by his American predecessors. He went on to partner with a music titan (Ennio Morricone) and a television actor, whom he turned into an icon: Clint Eastwood.
Rediscover Leone’s masterpieces at the Cinémas du Grütli; movies are aired in their original language, subtitled in French.
Tickets are available for CHF 15.

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Until 12 February | Cinémas du Grütli

Cinema Retrospective

de la culture et du sport

Route de Malagnou 19, 1208 Genève