Alex Bag, Gretchen Bender, Joseph Beuys, Jennifer Bolande, Marcel Broodthaers, Maurizio Cattelan, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Sylvie Fleury, Nicolas Garait-Leavenworth, General Idea, Gilbert & George, Rodney Graham, Gary Gross, Robert Heinecken, Pierre Huyghe, IFP, Alex Israel, Alain Jacquet, Larry Johnson, Mike Kelley & Paul McCarthy, Silvia Kolbowski, Jeff Koons, Mark Leckey, Allan McCollum, Adam McEwen, John Miller, Philippe Parreno, Donna-Lee Philips, Richard Prince, Pruitt & Early, David Robbins, Martha Rosler, Julia Scher, Cindy Sherman, Michael Smith, Elaine Sturtevant, Jacques Toulorge (readymades belong to everyone®), Andy Warhol, John Waters, Christopher Williams

Art & Entertainment is a project based on the writings of the American artist David Robbins about the relationship between art and the notion of “spectacle.” The exhibition has been constructed around the striking inversion that occurred between the period that runs from Pop art to the 1990s and the one that separates us from the early 21st century: the desire of artists to intervene in the cultural industry and the circuits of entertainment is today being replaced (or at least reduced to a deformed, mirror image) by celebrities in the film or music industry who are using artistic formats. Based on this observation of a substitution, the exhibition aimed at bringing together the steps in the relationship between art and entertainment, ranging from criticisms of the “spectacle,” to the horizon of celebrity culture, while taking in the dismantling of its mechanisms and tools.

  • Exhibition curated by Paul Bernard and Lionel Bovier
FONDATION MAMCOÉtat de GenèveVille de GenèveJTIFondation LeenaardsFondation genevoise de bienfaisance Valeria Rossi di Montelera