By showcasing contemporary art next to pieces from centuries past, Mirabaud is building a bridge between tradition and modernity – the same notion that drives the long-term vision the Group pursues in its management activities.
That is why Mirabaud invests in budding artists of tomorrow – Omar Ba, Antoine Roegiers, Fabian Marti – as well as established talents – Bruce Nauman, Not Vital, Marina Abramovic, Thomas Ruff. The core works of this collection, exhibited in the Group's offices in Geneva, Zurich, Paris, Luxembourg and Madrid, are selected on the basis of strong convictions.
Pierre-Louis De La Rive
Mirabaud is the first private collector in the world of Geneva painter Pierre-Louis De la Rive (1753-1817), founder of the Geneva landscape school. In order to share this passion and contribute to Geneva’s cultural scene, Mirabaud lent part of its collection to the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire in Geneva for a special retrospective in 2002. This event underlined the huge contribution made by this avid hiker to the invention of the Alpine landscape.
Contemporary Art Brochure
Discover the Mirabaud Contemporary Art Collection.
Omar Ba is an artist born in Senegal who today lives in Geneva. His world is peopled with hybrid creatures that come before us hieratically in front of grounds that are usually black. Emerging from this darkness, coloured touches explode on the surface, revealing figures with hidden, mysterious faces. These works tell a story that seeks to erase the frontiers between Africa and Europe, past and present, good and bad.
Painting is a history of illusion and impressions. Young Swiss artist Stéphane Kropf makes this affirmation the leitmotif of his work and guideline for his artistic research.
Quartier des bains
Sharing insights : the gallery owner and the collector
Stéphane Ribordy, chairman of the Quartier des Bains association and gallery owner, and Lionel Aeschlimann, Managing Partner of Mirabaud Group and CEO of Mirabaud Asset Management, gave MirMag an insight into their discovery of and passion for contemporary art, drawing parallels with the world of finance.