Current   Past   Upcoming JULIETTE GILLI: White Light / White Heat
08.11.2014 - 19.12.2014

DAVID GAGNEBIN-DE BONS: De Profundis
19.09.2014 - 01.11.2014

SUMMER SHOW
25.07.2014 - 06.09.2014

RUBY SKY STILER: A Reading
22.05.2014 - 12.07.2014

LAURENT KROPF: Les éléments
21.03.2014 - 16.05.2014

COMBUSTION: Curated by Yann Chateigné
24.01.2014 - 15.03.2014

CHRISTIAN GONZENBACH: Icons Idols
08.11.2013 - 21.12.2013

JOSSE BAILLY & ANNE LE TROTER: Pas de Deux
13.09.2013 - 02.11.2013

JAM SESSION - SUMMER SHOW
05.07.2013 - 31.08.2013

VIRGINIE OTTH: Internal Dimension
05.06.2013 - 28.07.2013

EVAN GRUZIS: Strictly Method
03.05.2013 - 27.06.2013

CHRIS SUCCO: The Soft Machine
15.03.2013 - 27.04.2013

LAPSES: Olga Cafiero, Clare Kenny, Sebastien Verdon
18.01.2013 - 02.03.2013

SARAH CROWNER: Geometric Park
02.11.2012 - 11.01.2013

THOMAS BONNY: I'm Still Here
14.09.2012 - 27.10.2012

RUBY SKY STILER: A Punch, a Blade, a Pointed Hammer
04.05.2012 - 28.06.2012

LA LOGE curated by Denis Pernet
16.03.2012 - 14.04.2012

HADRIEN DUSSOIX: Disclosed Process
20.01.2012 - 10.03.2012

JEAN-BAPTISTE BERNADET: Réservoir
19.11.2011 - 14.01.2012

LAURENT KROPF: Allegro ma non troppo
16.09.2011 - 12.11.2011

DARK VISION: Group show
08.07.2011 - 03.09.2011

JOSSE BAILLY: Put Your Brushes Where I Can See Them
20.05.2011 - 02.07.2011

CHRISTIAN GONZENBACH: Holometabolic
18.03.2011 - 14.05.2011

UNDER CONSTRUCTION: Group show
21.01.2011 - 12.03.2011

EVAN GRUZIS: Rough Boy
13.11.2010 - 15.01.2011

GARY SIMMONS: Double Feature
17.09.2010 - 06.11.2010

FURER & SERRATI: Perpendicular to the Galaxy
21.05.2010 - 15.07.2010

HADRIEN DUSSOIX: Beyond Good & Evil
19.03.2010 - 08.05.2010

HENRIK STROMBERG: Vanishing
22.01.2010 - 06.03.2010

DAVID MALEK: Safety Yellow
13.11.2009 - 16.01.2010

ROBERT LONGO: No Wave
18.09.2009 - 07.11.2009

GEAN MORENO & CELINE PERUZZO: Gardy Loo!
15.05.2009 - 04.07.2009

JOYCE KIM: Paintings
20.03.2009 - 07.05.2009

ROMINA SHAMA: Run
04.12.2008 - 24.01.2009

JOSSE BAILLY: Hard Attack
30.10.2008 - 29.11.2008

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LA LOGE curated by Denis Pernet

SAKS invites the curator Denis Pernet to pursue his research on opera and contemporary art presenting "La Loge" : a group exhibition featuring works by Cory Arcangel, Pablo Bronstein, Elise Gagnebin-de Bons, David Gagnebin-de Bons, Julian Göthe, Oliver Laric and Mai-Thu Perret.

“La Loge” takes its title from the polysemous French word “loge” meaning both the dressing room in a theatre and the box in the amphitheater of an opera house. It also means a lodge from a Masonic order.

Obviously, the opera playing during “La Loge” is “The Magic Flute” (1791), Singspiel composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart to a libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder. The Freemasonic references and the initiation journey of prince Tamino are a guideline and a metaphor for the metaphysical experience of an opera performance, and, by extension, of art in general. The version of “The Magic Flute” chosen connects in different ways to the exhibition “La Loge”. It is a stage direction by British actor and film director Peter Ustinov who lived near Geneva almost all his life. A version for the television was recorded at the Hamburg Opera house in 1971, conducted by Horst Stein, a leading figure of the German music, former director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande. Incidentally, he is also the father of one of the two directors and founders of SAKS. The direct relation between the personal, the magical and the music is the foundation of an experiment that confronts contemporary art works with the question of the fascination of the unknown.

The show is organized in parallel with “Maison Opéra. An exhibition about opera, nightclub and contemporary art” at Le Commun, BAC – Bâtiment d’art contemporain (08.03–08.04.2012) also curated by Denis Pernet