M.A.D Gallery

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M.A.D Gallery
M.A.D Gallery, Geneva shop, Time Out Switzerland

Time Out says

Pick up a choice piece of mechanical art at this gallery offering uncoventional artworks for sale.

MAD in this case doesn’t stand for crazy, although there is something of the weird and wonderful about this place. It stands for Mechanical Art Devices, and it's a gallery and shop that shows unconventional pieces from leading international artists in kinetic (movable) art. It's clever, creative, sophisticated and has a Swiss link – there's a watch theme running throughout. Check out Quentin Carnaille’s Apesanteur, a sculpture that actually flies. It’s a levitating disk made of thousands of tiny mechanical watch components which are connected to a magnet and fly above an ebony base. If you fancy one as a dinner party piece you need to be prepared to part with CHF13'500. That price hasn’t put off the watch and mechanical aficionados of Geneva however, as they have been flying (ahem) out the door. Further down the price scale are funky, original posters by Swiss photographer Ulysse Fréchelin. His exhibition uses close-ups and unusual camera angles to photograph American trucks in bright colours – and they're a snip at just CHF1'900.


Rue Verdaine 11
Bus 36, Saint-Antoine
Opening hours:
10am-6.30pm Tue-Fri, 10am-5pm Sat
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