On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Høpe ou comment armer ses jeux by Maya Bösch & Christian Lutz at the Centre de la Photographie Genève, VernissageTV met up with the director of the center of photography, Joerg Bader, in order to find out more about this institution. In this video, Joerg Bader talks about history, concept, structure and funding of the Centre de la Photographie Genève, and major past and upcoming shows. (Excerpt. Complete interview below.)
The Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG) was founded in 1984 by a group of Genevan photographers. Since 2007, the CPG is located in an old ironworks building in Geneva’s Quartier des Bains district alongside the Mamco (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) and the Centre d’Art Contemporain (CAC). The CPG’s program focuses on monographic exhibitions. The Centre de la Photographie Genève organizes approximately 6-7 exhibitions each year. Major exhibitions at the CPG include Laurence Bonvin (2008), Gerhard Richter (2009), Yto Barrada (2010), and Serge Fruhehauf (2010).
The next exhibitions at the CPG are Images to the West. An Archive From the GDR Trade Fair and Industry Design 1967 to 1990 by Estelle Blaschke, Armin Linke, Doreen Mende and Philippe Ursprung (starts may 31, 2012); and Andrej Djerkovic: Sarajevo (starts June 21, 2012).
Centre de la Photographie Genève / Interview with Director Joerg Bader. Geneva, Switzerland, May 3, 2012.
PS: The exhibition Maya Bösch & Christian Lutz: Høpe / Centre de la Photographie Genève runs until June 17, 2012.
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Full-length interview (13:38 min.):