Attitudes- espace d'arts contemporaines

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The association attitudes was created in 1994 by art historians Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser; it is a non profit contemporary art structure based in Geneva. For a few months the association occupied first a building that had once served as a distillery, but later attended nomadic activities all over Switzerland. In 1997 a public space was opened in Geneva with a space for exhibitions, video projections and lectures, a library and a bar. The actual site of attitudes, opened in 2001, is hosted in an industrial building in the St-Jean area of Geneva. The total surface is more than 300 m2, divided into exhibition spaces, an office, a storage, a courtyard and a studio where artists or other invited persons are hosted.attitudes grew out of the need to question the status of contemporary art, to reconsider the codes governing its mediation, and to re-discover the space for debate and communication that artworks are supposed to generate. The aim of the association is to try out other ways of working with art and presenting it to the public, putting the emphasis on the context. The activities are exhibitions, video and buy discount online viagra movie programmes, performances, concerts, lectures, symposiums and art publications. While basically faithful to the plastic arts, attitudes also encourages other disciplines cutting through contemporary art, e.g. projects involving architecture, design, film or music. attitudes is active both in institutional and “off” contexts, in Switzerland and abroad. From 2009, the Geneva University of Art and Design (HEAD) has taken the exhibition space that now bears the name Live in your Head.The attitudes association, still under the directorship of Jean-Paul Felley & Olivier Kaeser, kept its office at 4 rue du Beulet in Geneva and continue its publishing and external exhibition organizing activities.In October 2008, the directors of attitudes, Jean-Paul Felley & Olivier Kaeser, took the direction of the Swiss cultural center in Paris, the french antenna of the Swiss Art Council, Pro Helvetia.