Art & Public

Pierre Huber to Close Art & Public Gallery in Geneva

Pierre Huber, the founder of Art & Public, has announced that he will close the gallery in Geneva and relocate to Portugal. Huber plans to settle in the Villa Rafaela by June 30.

“For nearly forty years I have had the privilege of living my passion for contemporary art and following the evolution and radical changes that have transformed the scene. It is from Portugal that I left, following the Revolution of the Carnations, to open my first gallery in Cartigny near Geneva where I met and loved so many friends. I would like to extend my warmest thanks to all those who have supported me so long,” said Huber in an e-mail.

Established in 1984, Huber’s eponymous gallery focused on Minimalist and Conceptual artists from the 1960s and 1970s, namely Robert Barry, On Kawara, and Sol LeWitt. He also exhibited works by emerging artists such as Steven Parrino and Steve di Benedetto and a number of photographers, including Cindy Sherman, Nan Goldin, Larry Clark, and Yasumasa Morimura. In 1992, the gallery began operating under Art & Public. Since then, it has staged shows by Sylvie Fleury, Mariko Mori, Nam June Paik, and Fischli & Weiss. Huber also expanded its representation of Asian artists, adding Subodh Gupta, Gu Dexin, Qiu Xiaofei, Chen Shaoxiong, Lu Hao, Rashid Rana, and Nataraj Sharma to its program in recent years.

Huber will participate in the Arco Lisbon Art Fair this May and will open Villa Rafaela, located along Azenhas do Mar, to the public for a week. Following the fair, the villa will be open by appointment only.