In a spirit of sharing, discovery and modernity, Mirabaud has been actively involved for several decades with museums, artists, fairs and events to promote contemporary art. This art makes a lasting contribution to the positive development of society and to strengthening the inclusion of the different communities, visions and sensibilities that make up society. Contemporary art encourages us to take a different look at the world around us. It questions us, challenges us and surprises us. It also sometimes disturbs us and shakes up our senses in a salutary way when creativity breaks free from the frameworks we are used to.
Mirabaud has been a partner of the Centre Pompidou since 2022. Each year, the Group supports one of the museum's flagship exhibitions. Founded in 1977 and built by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers, the Centre Pompidou is a marvel of contemporary architecture. Located in the heart of Paris and highly controversial at the time of its construction, the building has become one of the icons of modern architecture.
The Centre Pompidou welcomes nearly 6 million visitors a year and houses the National Museum of Modern Art, a huge public reading library, a research library specialising in 20th century art, cinemas and theatres, and a music research institute. The collection of modern and contemporary art now numbers over 120,000 works of art, making it the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world.
As part of its commitment to contemporary art, Mirabaud has been appointed as a partner of the Geneva Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, MAMCO) since early 2017.
Today, MAMCO's work is based on an impressive collection of more than 2,500 pieces. It has held more than 500 exhibitions, including major retrospectives of the works of Martin Kippenberger, John M. Armleder, Jim Shaw, Sylvie Fleury, Franz Erhard Walther and Philippe Thomas.
The partnership between Mirabaud and MAMCO is a natural fit: one of Mirabaud's former Partners is a founding member of the museum, and Mirabaud has been a longstanding lead partner of the contemporary art association, Association du Quartier des Bains, and has an art collection containing contemporary works of art as well as older pieces.
Mirabaud is the main partner of the Zurich Art Weekend, one of the highlights of the year for this international art scene.
Zurich Art Weekend is initiated and organised by more than 30 of Zurich's most prestigious public and private institutions.
Throughout the weekend, museums, art centres, foundations, international galleries and alternative spaces come together to present Zurich's flourishing art scene. Visitors can enjoy art openings with the artists, guided tours by institutional directors and curators, high-level lectures, as well as live shows, city tours, cocktails and dinners in select venues.
The motto of Geneva – "Post tenebras Lux" ("light after darkness") – takes on its full meaning with the "Geneva Lux" festival, which, during the period of the year when the nights are at their longest, showcases the streets and certain buildings with light installations.
During 10 nights in January, the lakeside town lights up. Mirabaud is partner of this event since 2017, and since then, one of the 26 installations of the festival can be seen on the façade of the headquarters, called "How High You Can Count", created by the Swiss artist Emilie Ding.
Mirabaud is the lead partner of the Quartier des Bains Association.
This organisation was founded in 2004 and links galleries and cultural institutions, with the aim of encouraging and promoting contemporary art in Geneva. As in New York, Paris, Berlin and Zurich, Geneva's art galleries can be found huddled together in one of its districts. Every year, the Quartier des Bains association organises four communal viewings.
In line with its commitment to contemporary art, Mirabaud is the partner of the Cerezales Antonino y Cinia Foundation (FCAYC). The foundation is a private institution, dedicated to the development and the transfer of knowledge through two channels: cultural productions and ethno-education. Among the core subjects which articulate these two channels is art as we know it today, music, the environment, sociology and economy.
The desire to ensure that everyone in the community has access to culture and to the production and sharing of knowledge is at the heart of FCAYC’s policy. As an agency for regional development, its function is to be a driving force and a link between local, regional, national and international agents. The headquarters of the Foundation was established in December 2008 in the former school of Cerezales del Condado, a town located 14 miles from the city of León in the Northeast of Spain.