Neon Parallax: Innovative Public Art

Plainpalais is the place to be on Friday, October 19th at 6.30pm for the inauguration of the final phase of the public art project, Neon Parallax.  The project was started in 2006, and this final phase will see three, new neon installations made by artists Ann Veronica Janssens, Pierre Bismuth and Christian Robert-Tisso.

The idea for Neon Parallax was conceived specifically with plaine de Plainpalais in mind. It is an ambitious and unique project that has been initiated by Fonds d’art contemporain for both the city, and the canton of Geneva (FMAC and FCAC). The project already has six of these luminous artworks displayed, and the installations will be displayed for a ten-year period.

The intention of this installation is to give the public a new way to explore and experience artwork in the city, without adding to the urban space that is already overloaded with visual imagery. The project also aims to show the viewer that urban spaces can be common spaces; and can therefore be improved with a fresh, new look. It’s easy to understand why plaine de Plainpalais was selected for this project – it is the perfect mix of local and business activities, while also catering to seasonal, cultural and exciting events. There is a lot of visual stimulation in the area, but this project is showing that there’s always room for art!

This particular set of installations will be placed on the roof of the building located at Avenue Henri-Dunant, 4. This will be a fun and unique art event, so you won’t want to miss out! If you can’t make it to the opening event, however, then you can at least make sure to keep an eye out for it, next time you’re in the area!


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I am originally from Bucharest, Romania and some of the things I enjoy are life, Art and Geneva. I arrived in Geneva almost a decade ago and after all these years, I am still very much in love with its size, its sunsets, the lake, its diversity and mix of cultures. I am passionate about Art because it allows me the freedom to imagine anything I want, there are no restrictions or mistakes. It’s a world where everything is possible. And I enjoy life because all those small things make me happy! I am in charge of the Art &Culture section and with my articles, I’ll try to show Biskotti readers Geneva’s cultural side through my eyes. Stay tuned!