The 5th edition of artgenève concluded on 1 February, leaving the organisers with a positive assessment of the event. Visitor rates went up, totalling over 15,000 visitors a few hours prior to its closing.
This success is inspiring for the organisers who now aim to set up a second fair based on the artgenève model, this time in Monaco. Called artmonte-carlo, it will be open from 30 April 2016 to 1 May in the Grimaldi Forum.
Artgenève is a fair drawing together gallery owners and art lovers, and is a venue for a few important sales. It is also on this occasion that the Prix Solo artgenève – F.P JOURNE is awarded to the best monographic exhibition by a gallery owner. In the last edition, it was the Eberhard Havekost exhibition, presented by the Gebr. Lehmann gallery that won the prize. The award consists in the acquisition of a work by the artist, which is then given to a public institution, in this case, the Fonds Municipal d’Art Contemporain in Geneva. The next edition of artgenève will be on from 26 to 29 January 2017.