Is William Tell spanish? An Exhibition by Swiss Artist Garbade
Geneva hosts Garbade's new show at the Institute for Arab and Mediterranean Culture ( l'ICAM l'Olivier)
Artist Daniel Garbade makes a clear nod to his Swiss origin in his new exhibition; using the traditional Scherenschnitte:
The origin of the word mosaic can be found in the Greek word μoυσειoν-
The muses undoubtedly reside in Garbade's work, as evidenced by his brilliant artistic career. Garbade's muses are none other than the human beings that surround him, with whom he crosses paths and interacts on a daily basis, each with their own story, and who collectively make up the mosaic of our society and of his life and work.
His technique always begins with fine line drawings, clean and direct; through its multiplication and evolution, to create a mosaic of complex and rich prints, which allow multiple views from different approaches. With his peculiar and unique way of focusing, blurring, and assembling traces of life and history, Garbade's work blurs time and space, his life, and our history.
For Garbade, memories are as precise as legends, and William Tell and himself are as Swiss as Spanish or Andalusian or Al-Andalus.
Institute for Arab and Mediterranean Culture