Japanese Buddhist textiles

The Baur Foundation is exhibiting for the first time the Japanese Buddhist textiles dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection consist of textiles used to cover altars in the temples. These cloths are evidence both of the religious beliefs of the time and of the skill of the Kyoto weavers.

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Superman, Batman & Co…mics!

Nowadays, the universe of Superheroes is familiar to us, at least in its cinematographic aspect: Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Iron Man, Hulk and other Avengers seem to be fighting, season after season the first place at the box-office. However, the “comics culture” which appeared in the middle of the 1930’s (Superman was born in 1938) is relatively unknown from the general public although it totally belongs to and influences the occidental imagination.

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Satires

Geneva saw the emergence in the 18th century of highlytalented satirical artists such as Wolfgang-Adam Töpffer. This exhibition compares the work of Genevan figures with those of English artists, who fed their comic wit, sometimes fiercely critical of their day.

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Gourmet pleasures: A gastronomic and historical tour

This exhibition explores, from a historical perspective, our culinary habits and the tradition of hospitality in Carouge which, in 1792, already contained 143 inns or other drinking establishments, to the great delight of the people of Geneva; a tradition that is more alive than ever.

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Photography against the grain

Sébastien Leseigneur, the new Associate Curator at the CPG, will unite the work of around a dozen young artists from the Lake Geneva region and elsewhere, accompanied by two notable artists in the field of photographic images that break with the documentary style, Richard Hamilton and Allan Sekula.

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Insolite Nudity

A selection of unique pieces from the Antiquity to the 20th century, originating from Africa, Asia, Oceania and pre-Columbian America. The visitors acquainted with what we call the “primitive” arts will not be surprised to see the representations of men and women in their most simplistic attire.

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Music in Summer

Music in Summer is a festival organized by the city of Geneva. During the entire summer, more than thirty concerts will take place in outdoors places such as Cour de l’Hôtel de Ville and Ella Fitzgerald stage in Parc de La Grange. This festival propose classical, jazz and world music with more than 350 artists from here and there.

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