The association attitudes was created in 1994 in response to the need to question the status of art in society, to reconsider the codes governing its mediation, and to recover in our relationship to artworks, the aspect of discussion and communication they should stimulate.

The association is a non-profit contemporary art space managed by Jean-Paul Felley and Olivier Kaeser. In September 1997, after three years of nomadic activities all over Switzerland, we opened a public space in Geneva. This space includes an office in which all the activities of attitudes are managed (intra and extra muros projects), a laboratory-space (70 m2) for exhibitions, video projections and lectures, a library and a bar. attitudes edits artists’ multiples and publications related to its exhibitions.

We seek direct collaboration with artists, by inviting them to create new works. In each project, we try to provide the best conditions to ensure a good reception of these works, in a convivial atmosphere.

Our projects include the widest choice of media in use today. We consider artistic proposals from different countries and different generations of artists. Among the artistic themes attitudes is interested in, we can mention those evoking the relationship to other people and to the social body, the physical and psychological limits of the human being, the moving boundaries between the public and private spaces or between fiction and reality.

attitudes is active both in institutional and « off » contexts, without geographical limits. This independent and nomadic activity enables us to develop numerous collaborations and to discover new ways to approach and promote contemporary creation.

Jean-Paul Felley & Olivier Kaeser