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.
Since it was established in 1994, the MAMCO has been an unconventional museum that has showcased contemporary art. Housed in a disused factory building, it is divided into 62 separate and easily adjustable spaces across a total floor area of 3,500m2.
Located at the heart of Geneva's Quartier des Bains, the MAMCO has significantly shaped the development of the area, which has become the heart of the city's contemporary art scene in a hub of galleries and institutions, including the Contemporary Art Centre (Centre d’Art Contemporain) and the Geneva Photography Centre (Centre de la Photographie).
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. 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.