Prix Solo Artgenève - F.P.Journe 2015
Geneva, January 29th, 2015 – Awarded last night to the Gallery Xippas for the work by Lucas Samaras

The salon artgenève exhibit at Palexpo for four days dedicated to contemporary Art. The Prix Solo artgenève-F.P.Journe rewarded the best monographic exhibition presented by one of the 30 participating galleries. It was awarded last night to the Gallery Xippas for the work by Lucas Samaras.

The Prix Solo artgenève-F.P.Journe allows the acquisition by F.P.Journe of a work from the winning artist. It will be donated this year to the Geneva Cantonal Contemporary Art Fund. The Jury comprises three major figures of the European Art scene: Caroline Bourgeois (Curator of the François Pinault Collection), Andrea Bellini (Director of the Geneva Center of Contemporary Art) and Nicolaus Schafhausen (Director of the Kunsthalle Wien).

The 2015 edition of artgenève is rich of 74 exhibiting galleries from 14 countries, presenting some 700 artists, as well as a number of exhibitions and performances inspired by the theme Centres & Péripheries.

A growing number of international Art collectors, galleries, curators and representatives of the State have been seduced by the quality of the scenery and the artworks. The art salon artgenève, organized for the first time in 2012, has been asserting itself as an acknowledged artistic platform for contemporary and modern art as well as design.