Quartier Libre,
a cultural venue in the heart of Geneva

This iconic Geneva building on the Pont de la Machine has borne witness to the early industrialisation of the city and is the oldest of the Geneva industrial works on the Rhone in urban areas. It regulated the level of the river for a long time, prior to Seujet plant taking over. Now completely transformed, the building hosts Quartier Libre SIG.

Quartier Libre, the SIG exhibition space


Quartier Libre is a space dedicated to culture, with diverse, interactive and educational exhibitions on:

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    The environment

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    Heritage

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    Humanitarian topics

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    Visual arts

The featured exhibitions reflect SIG's commitments with respect to the promotion of heritage, accessibility to culture, and awareness of the challenges facing society.

Ongoing exhibition

Exhibition
Expo

ABCH Illustratrices Illustrateurs Jeunesse Suisses

Street art, or urban art, is a growing artistic movement. The exhibition One, Two… Street art! is organized in collaboration with Little Beaux-Arts and the Musée en Herbe.

Immersive and interactive, this exhibition is an immersion in the atmosphere of streets. 

Discover these formidable street artists by observing and playing with the works of : 
AL DIAZ · ANDRÉ · BANKSY · BORDALO II · C215 · CES · CHANOIR · CLET · COMBO · COPE 2 DAN RAWLINGS · DELTA · EL SEED · ËRELL · FUTURA 2000 · GERARD ZLOTYKAMIEN HENRY CHALFANT · HOPARE · INVADER · JAMES JOYCE · JEF AEROSOL · JÉRÔME MESNAGER JO DI BONA · JOE IURATO · JON NAAR · JONONE · JR · KEITH HARING · KENNY SCHARF L’ATLAS · LUDO · MADAME · MARKO 93 · MARTHA COOPER · MAXIME DROUET MONKEYBIRD · MOSKO · OAKOAK · PHASE 2 · POEM · ROSYONE · SAYPE · SHEPARD FAIREY SINO-DUC · SMASH 137 · SPEEDY GRAPHITO · STASH · SWOON · TAKI 183 · TANC · THÉO LOPEZ · THIERRY FURGER · TIERI TRADEMARK · TILT · T-KID · WANE · YZ · ZENOY

Practical information

From 11 October to 1 March 2020
Monday - Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Due to the workshops organised by the House of Rousseau and Literature, the exhibition will be closed all day on 7, 12, 21 and 22 November, on the mornings of 4 and 13 December and 10 and 17 January, as well as on the afternoons of 9 and 10 December.

Quartier Libre SIG
Pont de la Machine 1
1204 Genève
 

Group visits (from 10 persons)

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 9.15 a.m., 10.30 a.m. and 2 p.m. (duration: 50 min.)
Mandatory registration by email to exposition@sig-ge.ch

Event programming

In addition to the exhibition, the House of Rousseau and Literature offers and conducts a rich programme of visits, activities and workshops. A comic reading will be presented on November 23rd at 4pm as part of the literary festival Fureur de Lire. While Jean-Louis Johannides will give his voice to Jean-Pierre Rochat's text Petite Brume, Tom Tirabosco will draw live, according to the images inspired by the words.

More information
 

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Timeline of the exhibitions

Timeline

Useful information

Useful information

Visiting hours


Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 5 pm.
Saturday and Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.
Open only during the exhibitions.

 

Pricing

 

Free admission
 

Contact

 

+41 (0) 22 420 75 75

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