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"Un original pour chacun" - A bridge of culture​

Fondation Artists - Way

Way of Life The work of Luc Joly is created around the references of his life, in order to observe and reexperience previous moments that shaped him. He speaks of a growing sense of humanity and frequently poses the question “Who was I”? “Who am I today and who could I be tomorrow”?. To be alive – such is his work. His artistic approach reveals an exchange of emotions, feelings and human sensations as well as a structure of shapes and colors that belong to a “Universal Geometry”

His natural curiosity in the humaities and geometry led to degrees in fine arts and education. Subsequently he was offered a position as a teacher for the Geneva Visual Arts School, where he opened the Atelier de Structuration. Since the 1960's he has held various personal and collective exhibitions and seminars in Switzerland and around the world on geometry as a physical and mental projection. His aim has always been to create a dialogue with colleagues, visitors and critics through his work in order to learn more about life in general.

In autumn 2012 the Fondation Fellini and the City of Sion hosted a 25 year retrospective of the collaboration between Luc Joly and the French writer Michel Butor, exhibiting their series of works entitled “Les Dialogues Simultanés”.

Publications de Luc Joly

Structure (Genève, 1976)

Forme et Signe - une géometrie originelle (Genève, 1980)

Luc Joly: Cahiers 1 et 2 du Catalogue Raisonné

(Editions Sidrine 2001) à l'occasion de la Biennale

internazionale dell'arte contemporanea de Firenze

Luc Joly: Oeuvres et Textes (Editions Benteli, 2009)

Sélection d'Expositions Individuelles

2011 "Discours du Regard," Dubner Moderne, Lausanne, Suisse

2009 Galleri Gamla Väster, Malmö, Suède

2008 Gallery Ashiya Garo, Kyoto, Japon

Gallery Kerkar Complex, Goa, India

2006 Gallery Ashiya Garo, Kyoto, Japan,

2005 Galleri Gamla Väster, Malmö, Sweden

2004 Galerie Corps et Scène, Lausanne: "Images à écouter"

Rencontre avec Armando Verdiglione

Gallery Ashiya Garo, Kyoto, Japon

2003 "Visages à Lire," Centre d'art en l'ile, Genève

1997 Galerie du Chateau de Môtiers

Ferme de la Chapelle, Lancy, Suisse

1995 Galerie 50 m2, Genève, Suisse

1994 "Ronds pour Noël," Centre Culturel du Rocher, Nyon, Suisse

1993 "Huellas de Tango," Avec Michel Butor,

Centro de Arte y Communicación, Buenos-Aires,


"Keep Dry," Galerie de St. Légier, Saint-Légier, Suisse

1990 "Requiem automobile" Place de la Riponne, Lausanne

Musée de l'Athénée, Genève, Suisse

1988 Musée des Beaux-Arts, Moutier, Suisse

"Bild als Tier" Galerie Schindler, Bern, Suisse

1986 "Le crayon qui parle" avec Michel Butor à Caran d'Ache

Genève, Switzerland

1984 "Dialogos por imagenes" Centro de Arte y Comunicacion

Buenos-Aires, Argentine

1983 "Le trait, la tache, la trace et la touche"

Musée de l'Athénée, Genève, Suisse

1982 "Kühne Formen" Galerie Schindler, Bern

1980 Rencontre avec..."Formes de vie" Musée Cantonal des

Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Suisse

"Formes et Traces" Galerie Planque, Lausanne

1979 Exposition dans 21 villes de Suisse sur les panneaux

de la SGA

1976 Rencontre avec..."Rencontre avec la Terre", Musée

Cantonale des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Suisse

1972 Myriad Diffusion, Krugier & Cie, Genève

Sélection d'Expositions Collectives

2009 "Post-Scriptum," Galerie Editart, Genève, Suisse

"Marathon de l'Art," Groupe Jabrun, Carpentras, France

"Vingt Ans," Espace L'Aurore, Sorens, Fribourg, Suisse

"Journée de la francophonie," Ecole intérnationale, Genève

"Poids Plume," Ferme de la Chapelle, Lancey, Genève

"Art Incognito," "Confrontations XI," Galerie du Soleil,

Saignelégier, Suisse

"Ex Voto," Ancienne Eglise, Le Noirmont, Suisse

2008 "Swiss Art Today," Art Zone Kaguraoka, Kyoto, Japon

2006 "Art Incognito," Galerie du Soleil, Saignelégier, Suisse

2005 "Portraits," Villa Dutoit, Meyrin, Suisse

2001 Biennale Internazionale dell'Arte Contemporanea, Firenze,


2000 "Perles d'Eros," Galerie Humus, Lausanne

Triennale de Sculpture, Lancy, Genève, Suisse

Galerie Kunstforum, Winterthur, Schweiz

1992 Triennale de SCulpture, Lancy, Suisse

1991 "Los dialogos con Michel Butor" Galeria Harrods,

Buenos-Aires, Argentine

1981 "Medias Mixtes" Musée Rath, Genève, Suisse

1977 3ème Bienal Internacional de Arte, Valparaiso, Chile

8ème Biennale Internationale de Tapisserie, Musée Cantonal

des Beaux-Arts, Lausanne, Suisse

1976 "Chips of Hint and Postal Events"

Gallery Bernstein-Giasullo, New York

1974 "Oeuvres en Plastique", Galerie Simon Patino, Genève

1972 Galerie Ankrum, Los Angeles

Galerie Loeb, Bern

1964 "Images peintes" Musée de l'Athénée

Genève, Suisse