The Festival spreads throughout the city

Seven events and exhibitions to discover during and after the FIFDH.



BLKNWS – A video creation by Kahlil Joseph (*1981, USA)
Starting 2 March 2021

Conceived as an antidote to the pejorative representation of the African-American community by the mainstream media, the work of the Los Angeles-based artist, who has also directed videos for Kendrick Lamar and Beyoncé, concentrates the multiple facets of Black life in the United States between original images and news clips. A radical work previously shown at the 2018 Biennale de l'Image en Mouvement and the 2019 Venice Bienniale, and presented here in a specially revised version.

Genève-Champel train station
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Co-presented by Mire, a project by the Fonds cantonal d’art contemporain (FCAC) of the Cantonal Department for culture and sport (DCS), in collaboration with the Department of urban planning (DT) and the Centre d’Art Contemporain Genève.


Douze Mille Vingt – A sound installation by Julie Semoroz
4 March - 28 March

What if, in a slow process of evolution, humanity became but one body with its environment? A sensory body, capable of perceiving the invisible, of communicating with the species that share its existence and of tuning its heartbeat to the rhythm of plants and animals? Conceived by a powerful sound artist, this work situates the body in a holistic era in which everyone is capable of vibrating with the world through sensitive listening to living beings.

Geneva, Halle Nord
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Co-presented by Halle Nord, Motonomy association
Media partner: Festival Les Créatives
In partnership with: Flux Laboratory, Campus Biotech, the Dansomètre, Charly Perritaz
With support from: The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF Agora project), the City of Geneva, Pro Helvetia, University of Geneva-CISA, the Comédie de Genève, Ensemble Contrechamps, FEEIG.


Semaine de l’Égalité 2021 in the City of Geneva: “Elle-x-s sont dans la place !”
27 February - 8 March

Each year, on the occasion of International Women's Rights Day on 8 March, the City of Geneva and its partners address a theme by analysing it from the perspective of gender and equality: la Semaine de l’Égalité. The 2021 programme, devised in digital form, invites us to question the supposed neutrality of public space, to probe the differentiated uses of the city, and to explore the avenues for action to build an open, accessible and welcoming city, in which each person feels serene and legitimate. This programme is accompanied by a bibliography.

This theme is part of the action plan "Objective zero sexism in my city", adopted in 2019 by the City Council, and develops its reflections.

See you from 27 February to 8 March 2021!
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Je disparais – An exhibit by Laure Marville (CH)
27 February - 4 April

Geneva artist Laure Marville presents a large-scale installation created especially for this event, consisting of an entirely hand-printed linocut wallpaper, mixing texts and figurative or ornamental patterns. Functioning like a mind map, the different elements represented serve the artist's most cherished commitments: freedom of access to knowledge or the emancipation of women's voices.

Ferme de la Chapelle, Grand-Lancy
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Co-presented with the Ferme de la Chapelle 


International Women in Photography
2 March - 26 March

The International Women in Photo Association supports women photographers of all origins and nationalities, and defends parity and equality through photography. Its annual prize, the IWPA award, is this year the subject of an exhibition created in collaboration with the Alliance française of Geneva and the WRP Foundation. The winner of the IWPA 2020 Award, Mara Sánchez Renero (Mexico), as well as the eight finalists, will show pieces that highlight social, cultural and personal issues.

WRP Foundation, rue François Bonivard 12, Geneva
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Co-presented with the WRP Foundation and the Alliance française


Chaplin et le Dictateur: L’histoire d’un petit poisson dans un océan infesté de requins
12 March - 29 August

As part of the 80th anniversary of Charlie Chaplin’s The Dictator, Chaplin's World is presenting an unprecedented temporary exhibition that explores the historical context in which Chaplin made one of the most courageous films in the history of cinema. Archive documents, unpublished excerpts and production secrets also provide insight into why this film remains incredibly relevant today.

Chaplin’s World, Corsier-sur-Vevey
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Co-presented with  Chaplin's World


Concerné·es : 30 artistes face aux questions humanitaires
27 April - 26 September

Geneva is the world capital of humanitarian work. How do the artists educated here approach this important dimension of their city? More broadly, can art help us better understand humanitarian issues? The result of a collaboration between the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, HEAD-Geneva, the ICRC and the Geneva Red Cross, the exhibition questions our commitment, be we artists, humanitarians or simply citizens.

International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum, Geneva
Online conference every Tuesday in May
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Co-presented with International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum
In collaboration with HEAD-Geneva, the ICRC and the Geneva Red Cross.