Mixed media


Past: May 15 → June 25, 2020

HALF-OPEN: we are afraid, and swing between uncertainty and hope. Art is hope: it creates with, and against, the darkest in us and instills light in it. Between confinement and freedom, the gallery door is ajar, the Covid19 is there, on the walls, locked in the images; the anxiety is palpable. We are in the “prehistory of a smile” (Baricco).

A moving exhibition, inside and outside, on the walls and on the net. An evolving exhibition, inside and outside the walls, in the gallery and on the web, with Céline Cadaureille, Debi Cornwall, Angus Fairhurst, Shaun Gladwell, Valérie Horwitz, Nikias Imhoof, Stefan Imhoof, Abdul Rahman Katanani (from June 13), Ali Kazma, Rachel Labastie, Maïa Mazaurette, Sylvie Mermoud & Pierre Bonard, Robert Montgomery, Pavlos Nikolakopoulos, Jhafis Quintero, Klavdij Sluban, Laure Tixier, Mimiko Türkkan and Guillaume Varone. HALF-OPEN also reconnects with the rich musical history of the gallery and offers, a performance by Nikias Imhoof, « À l’étude » becomes a paradigm for voluntary artistic confinement, which will take place every day of the exhibition, Tuesday to Saturday, from noon to 2 pm.

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10 rue du Gothard

1225 Chêne-Bourg (Suisse)

T. +41 22 860 03 72


Opening hours

Tuesday – Friday, 2 PM – 7 PM
Other times by appointment

The artists

  • Laure Tixier
  • Rachel Labastie
  • Ali Kazma
  • Robert Montgomery
  • Angus Fairhurst
  • Klavdij Sluban
  • Shaun Gladwell
  • Abdul Rahman Katanani
  • Debi Cornwall
  • Mimiko Türkkan
And 8 others…