EXPO « Portraits des Géants – Arbres de Genève » à la Villa Dutoit du 29 mai au 20 juin 2021
Spectators will be invited to discover the beauty and faculties of Geneva’s trees through some twenty works presented by Ingrid Kaufmann, an artist who works to promote Switzerland’s tree heritage.
Thanks to the guidance of the specialists, Ingrid went to meet these remarkable Geneva trees. She identified them, photographed them, and visited them every season for three years. Then, in her studio, Ingrid selected the best takes to paint them afterward with a technique she developed herself.
Each painting with a tree is accompanied by technical sheets produced by the Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, as well as informative panels on trees through various approaches, biological, historical, economic, mythological, social, environmental, etc., this thanks to the participation of the director of research at the CNRS in Paris, Andrée Corvol-Dessert.
Educational panels of the association La Libellule
They allow us to better understand the importance of trees in the local flora, the basis of our ecosystems.
A guide to day-to-day actions to protect the environment
With the participation of Pro Natura.
All texts are in French and English
Find out what trees you have around your house.
Projection of the dynamic SITG – ICA map of Geneva to interact with the inventory of trees in the canton.
Get to know the “our trees” project, which made it possible to identify needs and make proposals.
Get familiar with “Our trees” project.
Projection of the project entitled “Our trees” supported by the GE-21 expert group coordinated by four institutions (HEPIA, UNIGE, Conservatory and Botanical Garden of the City of Geneva, Republic and Canton of Geneva) and bringing together more than 80 participants from academics, private offices, and civil society helped identify needs and make proposals.
At Villa Dutoit.
A library consultation space
Creating a friendly, educational and welcoming space for the visitor.
A provision of bibliographies and press articles encouraging further information on the topic related to the importance of the plant.
Listen to the “music” of the trees depicted in the artist’s paintings at Villa Dutoit. For this, the nurseryman Jean Thoby uses sensors placed in the roots, branches, and leaves of trees, to transform the vibrations emitted by the venerable woodpeckers into musical notes.
But also a host of sensory experiences, conferences, round tables, workshops, animations, film screenings, happenings, and many other surprises.
All the activities of the event are free of charge
At Villa Dutoit, address: Chemin Gilbert-Trolliet 5, 1209 Petit-Saconnex-Geneva, Switzerland
Bus 3 – stop: Trembley
Bus 10 – stop: Bouchet
Bus 22, 51 & 53 – stop: Mervelet
Tram 14 – stop: Bouchet
Av. du Bouchet / Trembley / Mervelet
Parking prohibited at Villa Dutoit
From Wednesday to Sunday from 15h to 19h.
Presence of the artiste on weekends.