2 May - 17 May 2017

Momar Seck and Gilles Dusabe



This collective exhibition will showcase works by artists Momar Seck and Gilles Dusabe. Both teachers of visual arts at the International School of Geneva, their work reflects two rich and varied backgrounds.
Born in Senegal, Momar Seck has been rewarded numerous times for his creations, which reflect his Senegalese origins. With a Master in Plastic Arts from the Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg, Momar has often represented Senegal in exhibitions, both in Switzerland and abroad.
Gilles Dusabe is a Rwandan artist and his socially engaged works are strongly influenced by his life experience. Based between Kigali and Geneva, he mainly works with video, photography and installations. He has become one of the important figures of the new generation of Rwandan artists. 
Music School Faculty Concert

Sunday 30th of April 2017 at 16:30

Music School la Grande Bossière


Thursday 27th of April 2017 at 17:00

Solar Impulse: une exploration pour changer le monde

26th of April 2017 - 14h30

With the psychiatrist and explorer Dr. Bertrand Piccard: initiator and pilot of the first Round-The-World solar flight

Bertrand Piccard is the initiator and visionary behind Solar Impulse, the very first airplane capable of flying perpetually without fuel. It is in his DNA to go beyond the obvious and achieve the impossible, as he did with his two round-the-world flights, recently in a solar-powered airplane, and before that non-stop in a balloon. By initiating the Solar Impulse project, his ambition has been to leverage a pioneering spirit for a useful contribution to the cause of renewable energies and clean technologies. With his dual identities as medical doctor and explorer, Bertrand has become an influential voice heard among the most distinguished institutions across the globe as a forward-thinking leader for progress and sustainability.
Dr. Bertrand Piccard will present his project Solar Impulse, and dedication to changing the world through greater recourse to clean technologies.
Parents Promoting Pedagogy

Thursday 6 April at 6pm

With guest speakers Marwan Naja, Kelly Garamone and Eric Giorgi

On the 6th of April from 18h00 to 19h30, the Centre des arts will be hosting Ecolint’s second edition of Parents Promoting Pedagogy. 

Music School LGB Concert

28th to 30th of March 2017

Solo performances, advanced students performances, LGB Jazz Rock Ensemble, Community Chorus

The La Grande Boissière Music School is proud to announce its new concert dates at the Centre des arts on 28, 29 and 30 March. Solo students as well as music ensembles will perform a variety of music, to the delight of their audiences. Julio d’Santiago’s Jazz/Rock band, with its eclectic mix of electric guitar, bass, drums, saxophone and piano, will showcase their latest compositions, while Elifia Hunyadi’s Community Chorus, featuring Ecolint students, teachers, parents as well as wider Geneva members, will enchant listeners with works by Power, Vivaldi, Piazzola and Brubeck. 

Ateliers jazz latin et concert

Wednesday 22 March 2017 from 13:55 to 18:00

Raul Da Souza Quintet

The Centre des arts has the tremendous luck of hosting celebrated trombonist Raul da Souza. Also known as Raulzinho, da Souza has recorded with renowned Brazilian jazz artists Sérgio Mendes, Flora Purim, Airto Moreira, Milton Nascimento, as well as American musicians Sonny Rollins and Cal Tjader. He has also played alongside the jazz/fusion band Caldera. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Raul da Souza has become one of the greatest trombone players in the world, having recorded nine albums, and won numerous national and international awards. Also a prolific composer, da Souza’s music is a blend of Latin jazz, soul and funk. 
Raul da Souza will lead two Latin jazz workshops at the Centre des arts, as well as a showcase concert with the Raul Da Souza Quintet. 
Freedom Day

Tuesday 14th of March 2017, from 18h00 to 20h00

The Youth Underground in collaboration with The CNN Freedom Day project

I would like to introduce you to Youth Underground, a nonprofit Swiss-based international association representing the voice of the youth for a world without human trafficking – and the largest non-UN global youth association dedicated to addressing the issue of human trafficking and human rights as a whole. Youth Underground carries out its activities by organizing youth educational and awareness-raising activities to gain momentum for their cause, ensuring that through these, the youth are able to express themselves in their own words, in their own way, to their own audiences

Youth Underground have partnered with CNN for a youth-based anti-human trafficking project entitled, “My Freedom Day”– which will culminate in an event hosted by Ecolint on 14 March from 18:00-20:00, at the Arts Centre. My Freedom Day is a global project intended to make people, especially students, realize how fortunate they are to be free. At the same time, it is designed to raise awareness about human trafficking – which happens all over the world. CNN already has a blog with short videos and pictures of Ecolint and other students wearing the Youth Underground T-shirts.

The T-shirts themselves are fair trade and slavery free. They are a call to action and represent respect for human rights, dignity and integrity.

On the actual “Freedom Day”, CNN anchors will be broadcasting youth groups live from all over the world throughout the day, and will be doing the same with us here in Geneva, Switzerland. The only condition required for attending is to wear a Youth Underground T-shirt, which are sold as of now at the Arts Centre or via or on the Youth Undergound website online.


Yona Friedman, The Dilution of Architecture

Wednesday 8th Febuary 2017 at 16:30

Yona Friedman


Thursday 9th of March, 08h15 - 12h00

"Dirty Gold War" from Daniel Schweizer et "Etats-Unis, le Nouvel Apartheid" from Romain Icard



Dirty Gold War is a trip behind the scenes of a thriving industry. On one side, the displays of luxury goods; on the other, the appalling conditions of those cursed by dirty gold. From mine to window display, extreme misery to luxury brands and big banks, it follows the course of the “gold trail”. From South America to Switzerland, the country that refines and fashions the major part of the world’s dirty gold into bars. This film puts a little-known reality into perspective and reveals important issues about a gold rush that is continuing in the 21st century, in silence and indifference, regardless of the interests of indigenous peoples. Dirty Gold War is a documentary directed by Daniel Schweizer, a Swiss author and filmmaker.