About

Address
Centre de la Photographie Genève
Bâtiment d’Art Contemporain
28, rue des Bains
CH – 1205 Genève
T: + 41 22 329 28 35
Email: cpg@centrephotogeneve.ch

Access
Publics transportation
Bus 1 — stop at Ecole-de-Médecine
Tram 13 / 15 — stop at Place du Cirque
Tram 12 — stop at Rond-Point de Plainpalais
Public parking : Plainpalais

Schedule
Tuesday – Sunday
11:00 – 18:00

Fees
Normal 5 CHF
Reduced 3 CHF
AVS, AI, students, apprentices, artists, Card “20 ans/20 francs” and groups of 10
Free
Under 18 years old; Members of the Centre of Photography Geneva, the Amamco, the Centre of Contemporary Art; specialized students (photography, art history, fine arts, decorative arts) and journalists.
Free the first Sunday of the month and the first Wednesday of the month from 18:00 to 21:00.

History

A research laboratory since 2001, the Centre de la Photographie Genève (CPG) explores innovative forms of presenting and thinking about photography, and more specifically its implications in all fields of contemporary society.
Founded in 1984 by 11 Genevan photographers, the CPG initially sought to defend photography’s status as a fine art. Following the appropriation of photography by the historic and neo avant-gardes, and the fact that it has since that time been accepted as an integral part of contemporary art, the issue of photography’s status has lost traction. Therefore since 2001, the CPG has turned its attention to the various modes of production, dissemination and presentation of photography. This new position has developed around a number of leitmotifs, including documentary-style photography and Visual Culture.
Every year, the CPG presents between 4 and 7 monographic or themed exhibitions, some of which are held in off-site locations. Created in 2007, the editorial department of the Centre de la Photographie Genève publishes on average two publications per year, distributed since 2014 by Les Presses du Réel. Since 2003, the CPG has organized a photography triennial known as the 50JPG (50 Jours pour la Photographie à Genève / 50 Days for Photography in Geneva), in collaboration with over 30 museums, art centres, galleries, libraries and fringe venues in Geneva and the surrounding region. Since 2007, the CPG has been located in the Bâtiment d’art contemporain (BAC), close to the Musée d’art modern et contemporain (Mamco) and the Centre d’Art Contemporain. Supported primarily by the Ville de Genève, the CPG is the third most significant actor in Geneva’s contemporary art scene.


Team
Director : Joerg Bader
Administrative director : Alexandra Theiler
Exhibition coordinator : Zoé Keller
Press relations : Tiphaine Carrère
Administrative assistants : Jaime de Oliveira, Marc Wiget
Technical manager : Vanessa Bianchini

Association Committee
Timo Kirez, president
Dorothée Baumann, vice president
Vlado Alonso, treasurer
Alain Heck, secretary
Barbara Bulc

Imprint
Art Direction : NASK
Development : Fragment.in