The Cahiers d’Artistes collection is a long-running initiative by the Swiss Arts Council, Pro Helvetia, that enables an up-and-coming Swiss artist to publish their first monograph. The specialist books offer insights into current trends on the Swiss art scene every two years.This content was published on October 10, 2021 - 11:00
Every two years, an external jury recommends new artists who have replied to a public invitation to tender by Pro Helvetia. Those selected receive funding for a small monograph, a “Cahier.” The specialist books are produced in close cooperation with the artists and are accompanied by texts written by critics.
“For artists it represents a unique opportunity to raise their profiles on the international art scene with a text written by a critic,” Josiane Imhasly, a specialist in visual arts at Pro Helvetia, tells SWI swissinfo.ch. “Developing the Cahier d’ArtistesExternal link gives artists a chance to exchange ideas and get another perspective on their work in cooperation with graphic designers and authors.”
The Cahiers d’Artistes was launched 35 years ago. It has offered a platform to renowned artists such as Pipilotti Rist, Fischli/Weiss, and Claudia Comte. The following artists will have Cahiers published this year:
The current Cahiers d’Artistes collection was presented at the Swiss Art Awards 2021, which took place from September 20-26 at the Messe Basel trade and exhibition centre.