Collecting is sustainable.
Mirabaud’s active commitment to contemporary art goes well beyond its extensive collection. In line with the values of the Group, a pioneer in sustainable and responsible finance, this approach supports not only today’s artists, but also the institutions and events that help bring art to a wider audience. This explains why Mirabaud has been a loyal supporter of the MAMCO since the museum’s creation, as well as of the Quartier and Nuit des Bains, the FIAC Hors les Murs and the Zurich Art Weekend.
(Image, top of page – Head 4, 2013 – NOT VITAL)
Mirabaud’s commitment is a reflection of the importance of artistic creation in our society, that unique endeavour that makes it possible for us to move beyond our comfort zone and challenges us to question ourselves or to look at the world anew. Creativity is fundamental to all types of innovation, to thinking differently. Supporting contemporary art also means sustaining the world of ideas and the artists who bring those ideas so brilliantly to life. For more than 200 years, Mirabaud has been guided by these values, reflecting about the place of the individual in the world and standing alongside creators.
We want the works in our collection to be accessible to as many people as possible. That is why we have just put the complete catalogue of the collection online, one way of throwing our doors wide open. We also lend our works to institutions that request them, thus allowing the public to discover them up close
Our commitment also extends to the integration of art into the urban landscape. The dialogue between town planning, architecture and creation contributes to enlivening cities and allows them to rethink the urban space.
To this end, we support the FIAC Hors les Murs, which every year displays sculptures and installations in various emblematic public places in Paris. On the occasion of our bicentenary in 2019, we donated to Geneva the work entitled Moon, by the Swiss artist from Engadine, Not Vital. The monumental sculpture now adorns the Plaine de Plainpalais, in the centre of the city. We also continue to integrate art into the city, including by illuminating our facade, which has become a canvas for a work by Swiss artist Emilie Ding, How High You Can Count, a vibrant tribute to composer Pauline Oliveros, originator of the concept of “Deep Listening”.
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Committed to the artistic avant-garde since its founding in 1819, the Mirabaud art collection reflects, through its diversity and breadth, a pluralistic view of our common history and today’s world. The collection brings together both emerging artists – including Omar Ba, Antoine Roegiers and Fabien Marti – and confirmed talents like Marina Abramovic, Not Vital, Thomas Ruff and Olafur Eliasson, to name just a few. Supporting young creators is essential for our group, almost an act of activism. We support young Swiss and foreign artists, acquiring works and, above all, promoting creativity and innovation in all their forms.
Mirabaud’s living collection constitutes a strong bond that unites us with our clients and colleagues, who are all invited to share in this unique experience. The collection extends through all the premises of the Mirabaud Group.
You may view the Mirabaud collection, and learn more about our patronage of the arts, by visiting www.mirabaud.com.