Each year in Geneva, Art en Vieille-Ville (AVV) brings together fifteen outstanding art and antiquities galleries and three institutions in Geneva’s Old Town. AVV, created in 2007, was established to highlight the charming Old Town of Geneva as an important art location. They organize two art openings each year, one in the spring and one in the autumn, and the galleries exhibit their most beautiful and unique works.
The spring event opens today, and the galleries are all bursting with anticipation and ready for the flood of visitors. At Phoenix Ancient Art, we are honored to be part of the 2016 event. Our exhibit, “Maîtrise & Raffinement dans l’Antiquité,” highlights the technical skills of ancient civilizations and showcases exclusive artworks from different cultures and periods. We will have on display a wide range of ancient masterpieces showcasing the archaeology of Mesopotamia and Byzantium. These include a marble head of the goddess Aphrodite (Greek, late 2nd-early 1st century B.C., H: 25 cm), a small pendant shaped like a seated bull, carved with pink crystal (Achaemenid, 6th-5th B.C., H: 4.2 cm) and many others.
Other esteemed galleries in Old Town Geneva that are opening their doors to visitors include: Interact Gallery with modern and impressionist masters; De Jonckheere with Flemish 16th and 17th century masters; Galier TACTILe with contemporary jewels; Galerie Anton Meier with modern and contemporary art and others. In addition, three renowned cultural institutions are part of the event. These include the Barbier-Mueller Museum, the Art and History Museum, and the Baur Foundation.
As described on the AVV website, this event is a “not-to-be-missed event for art lovers, collectors, art world professionals, and inquiring minds … to discover the Old Town in a convivial atmosphere and through a unique itinerary in the streets of historic Geneva.”
Certainly, we hope that as visitors walk through the streets of Old Town Geneva and enjoy the array of displays they will appreciate art in all its glory and will enjoy every minute of this event.