If you are an art and design lover, this article is for you. In this second edition, PAD Gèneve opened its doors to the world during 31st January to 3rd February at Palexpo. This event was the first design exhibition and modern art fair totally devoted to contemporary furniture and decorative arts of the year.
Each of the contemporary art galleries that were present in this art fair was focused in a specific time period, style or collection of individual designers. Beside this, this art and design exhibition unlocked windows of opportunities for both new and established collectors to discover the evolution of historic and contemporary design and also for the creative works by emerging artists.
In this second edition, PAD Geneve returned at Palexpo with a higher number of exhibitors, always trying to highlight the marriage between contemporary art and design. That’s why we prepare the best highlights to show, giving you everything you miss about this outstanding event.
Stand Number 20 – France
Galerie Negropontes is run by its founder Sophie Negropontes, and Hervé Langlais, designer, and art director. The gallery presented exceptional creations made by craftsmen of unmatched skills, reviving the tradition of French Decorative Arts with a resolutely contemporary vision.
VAN DER STRAETEN
Stand Number 17 – France
The Hervé Van der Straeten Gallery created a dialogue between Design and Contemporary Art. From the moment this gallery opened, the designer Hervé Van der Straeten has invited artists to exhibit their works alongside his own creations. During PAD Gèneve, it was possible to see all the wonderful creative works with an exclusive design by recognized and emerging artists.
Stand Number 22 – USA
The innovative program offered by this contemporary art gallery presented a diverse group of artists working today each sharing an underlying drive to push the materials that comprise their works to their absolute aesthetic limits. Their dynamic, unique, and frequently groundbreaking pieces contributed to today’s increasingly relevant grey space between art and design.
Stand Number 14 – France
Armel Soyer presented a host of objects that evoke feelings, journeys, experiences, and landscapes. For this second PAD in Geneva for the gallery, she confronted city and mountain, exhibiting new pieces by the creative Thomas Duriez, the artists Julian Mayor (British), Denis Milovanov (Russian) and Mathias Kiss (French). This art fair was also an opportunity to discover new emerging artists such as Olga Engel (Russia), Arno Declercq (Belgium), Piet Hein Eek (The Netherlands) and Frederic Pellenq (France).
Stand Number 25 – Switzerland
Since 1981, the Latham Gallery is specialized in the decorative arts of the twentieth century, the gallery is located in the heart of cultural and financial Geneva. During PAD Gèneve, it was one of the most appreciated contemporary art galleries.