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Aqua – Contemporary Artists and Water Issues

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As Global Partner of the NGO Art for The World, CBH Compagnie Bancaire Helvétique SA is pleased to take part in the exhibition “Aqua”, which will take place at Île Rousseau and Château de Penthes in Geneva, from the 23rd of March to the 2nd of July 2017.

“Continuing its mission to raise awareness on essential issues of our times through contemporary art, the latest art project of ART for The World, is AQUA, an international traveling exhibition focusing on water and its importance to human beings, fauna and flora, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg.

AQUA aims to emphasize our collective responsibility on the role and use of water in our world today, where water management is a major challenge and a priority objective of the 21st century.

The exhibition is presented in avant-première from Geneva, a quintessential city of water, where the Rhône River, after running through the Canton of Valais and forming Lake Leman, flows through the heart of Geneva where it converges with the Arve River before continuing on to Lyon and the Mediterranean Sea.

Most being presented for the first time, the artworks by 32 contemporary artists from differing horizons, touch on the preservation of water. The exhibition is conceived to raise public awareness of the notion of interdependence, essential to the conservation of our environment and to the future of our planet. When water is under menace, so too are all forms of life on Earth. Recognised as a vital life-giving element, water is essential to preserving biodiversity and ecosystems. As a human resource, it is at the centre of climate change and its consequences, a possible origin, or a subject of conflict”

AQUA is presented on World Water Day, 22 March 2017, granting the artists expression, on this symbolic occasion, of their engagement to this indispensable element on which we all rely.

For detailed information on this major event of the cultural calendar of Geneva, please visit the dedicated website: www.aqua-artfortheworld.net

Our Clientele wishing to attend the private opening which will take place at the Château de Penthes on the 22nd of March at 17h30, are asked to please confirm their attendance at communication@cbhbank.com.