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ART SEEN - Villers | Picasso

Mid Morning Mix // Art & Culture // Nov. 26, 2015

Our local artist Steph Fonteyn has seen more art on the art scene. She pops in to tell us all about it on the Mid Morning Mix with Katt Cullen. 

ART SEEN - Villers | Picasso

The Gagosian Gallery in Geneva celebrates the completion of an impressive expansion this October with a unique perspective on the collaborative work between Villers & Picasso. It’s an homage to Villers displaying mainly his photography from the 1950s to present day in correlation with cut outs, sculptures and paintings by Picasso.

Gagosian Gallery is a big name gallery known worldwide for representing contemporary art and artists such as Roy Lichtenstein, Giuseppe Penone.

What makes this exhibition really interesting?
Villers met Picasso during his stay in Vallarius in France (in clinic, Tuberculosis) and Picasso lent him some of his cut outs to use in his photography. The work was a collaborative creative process between André Villers and Pablo Picasso as the co-inspired each other.

The majority of the photos taken by Villers in the 50’s were really ahead of his time – he is still creating today and if you visit the upstairs exhibition you can see some of his more recent works.

Steph's hot tip- Dare to go in and ask for a guided tour, it’s far more interesting when you get to know the stories behind the art displayed. 

The practical details:

Villers | Picasso at Gagosian Gallery

Address: 19 Place de Longemalle 1204 Geneva
9 October to 19 December 2015
Opening hours: Tues-Sat 10am – 6pm

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