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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    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

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Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle - Posters



SIG presents "Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle - Posters", from March 28 to September 16, 2018, at the pont de la Machine. This exhibition invites the public to view posters reflecting the vast creative scope of each artist, as well as posters resulting from their joint artistic works. Based on a scenography articulated in two stages, from March to June, the visitor views the posters of Jean Tinguely and subsequently, from June to September, those of Niki de Saint Phalle. A multi-coloured and joyful exhibition, highlighting an exceptional artistic duo with unique styles.

By way of this exhibition, SIG strives to share the genius of two great artists, combining technique, aesthetics, innovation, as well as audacious styles. It is an opportunity to pay tribute to the Swiss artist, Jean Tinguely, as well as to his passion for mechanics and the use of recycled materials in his audacious works of art.

Timeline of the exhibitions


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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.




Free admission



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