58th International Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia
11 May - 24 Nov 2019
Salon Suisse
Retour de Venise: s l o w  in Meyrin

Vidya Gastaldon, Kashmir Yoga Practice at Salon Suisse on 11 May 2019 in Venice. Photo: Magali Le Mens.

Salon Suisse: Retour de Venise
Saturday 17 August, 2.30 pm - 9 pm
Jardin botanique alpin (JBAM), Meyrin, Switzerland

As an extension of the collateral event Salon Suisse at the 58th International Art Exhibition – La Biennale di Venezia on the theme " s l o w ", the event “Retour de Venise” (return from Venice) takes place in Meyrin, near Geneva in Switzerland, with a whole day of discovery and relaxation. As part of the programme FACM@JBAM#2019! the event takes a stand on slow practices by offering guided strolling, a yoga workshop with artist Vidya Gastaldon, a presentation of the Venice Biennale with the 2019 Swiss Pavilion curator Charlotte Laubard, and the 2019 Salonnières Céline Eidenbenz and Victoria Mühlig, ending with a slow food buffet in the garden with a mural film projection by artists Chonja Lee, Jérémie Gindre, Vidya Gastaldon, accompanied by a dj set by Nevena Pulj.


  • 14h30: guided strolling (flânerie guidée)
  • 16h30-17h30: Yoga workshop with Vidya Gastaldon
  • 18h-19h: Venice Art Biennale 2019 - Presentation by Swiss Pavilion 2019's curator Charlotte Laubard & presentation of Salon Suisse  2019 by Céline Eidenbenz and Victoria Mühlig, Salonnière, followed by a Q&A
  • 19h-21h: Aperitif in the garden & wall projections : Plantes 1900, films proposed by Chonja Lee, Jérémie Gindre, Vidya Gastaldon & DJs set by Nevena Puljic

A collaboration between the City of Meyrin, the Art Museum in Valais and Pro Helvetia. 

Further information: https://meyrinculture.ch/evenement/retour-de-venisesalon-slow-au-jbam#overlay-context=evenement/facmjbam2019

Programme FACM@JBAM#2019