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MAMCO and the «Nuit des Bains» - Geneva

Nicolas Meienberger
Nicolas MeienbergerPublié le 12 Août 2020

The Mamco, Geneva’s Musée d’art moderne et contemporain is original in every way. Since it opened in 1994, Switzerland’s major contemporary art museum has operated a dynamic display policy.

With its large windows, vast rooms and expansive floors bearing the traces of longgone machinery, the former factory that now houses Mamco offers a spacious home for the works of art created for it. Each corner provides a distinctive element of the display space, which is completely redesigned three times a year without the classic distinction between permanent and temporary exhibitions. Since Mamco opened in 1994, the museum has staged 450 exhibitions with works dating from the 1960s to the present day. Mamco’s holdings include works by Christo, Martin Kippenberger, Jenny Holzer, Dan Flavin, Sarkis, Franz Erhard Walther and Sylvie Fleury, among many others.

The "Nuit des Bains" (baths night) is held three times a year - named this way because there used to be public baths here. During this event, the district is transformed into a large gallery and attracts thousands of art lovers and sightseers each night.

Overview of the exhibition programme: Further information

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