artgenève/musique 2016

Villa Sarasin (adjacent to Palexpo)
January 27th, from 9pm to…

7 Ideas of Stolen Time

Saâdane Afif, John Armleder & Christian Marclay, Jean-Pascal Flavien, Karl Holmqvist, Jonathan Monk, Tisha Mukarji, Louis-Philippe Scoufaras & special guest

Curated by Augustin Maurs and Catherine Othenin-Girard

artgenève-musique is a platform within artgenève, which is dedicated to sound, performance and ephemeral works made by artists. The pieces will be presented on the preview evening of artgenève, in the alluring salons of the Villa Sarasin, in immediate proximity to Palexpo.

The 2016 edition of artgenève-musique 7 Ideas of Stolen Time draws on the musical notion of “Tempo Rubato” (Italian for “stolen time”). A key term in the Western music of the 19th century, the Tempo Rubato originally evoked the rhythmic freedom taken by the interpreter in relation to the score. More extensively, the “Tempo Rubato “incarnates the singularity of the musical act as an irreproducible union between time and space. Its literal root (stealing time: a sin) recalls a heretic and recurrent need to overcome the “given” time within its codified and institutionalized use. Beyond this quest, the idea of “stolen time” emerges as the necessity of accessing the moment, of entering reality.


In partnership with the bank Piguet Galland & Cie