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Élise Müller/Hélène Smith. Medium, artist


100% gratuit - physical venue

26.06 - 25.11.2023
Exhibition - New exhibition at the Library dedicated to the works of Élise Müller/Hélène Smith. Medium, artist. Guided tours Thursday June 29, 6 pm (45 min.) and Saturday October 7, 10:30 am (45 min.)
Elise Müller medium, artiste

Geneva, 1899. Théodore Flournoy publishes Des Indes à la planète Mars, a book that enjoys international success. The book offers a scientific interpretation of the mediumistic sessions during which Élise Müller, a Genevan woman he renames Hélène Smith, displays supranormal talents. Her stories and artistic work are rapidly being shown in major European institutions, most recently at the Venice Biennale.
The exhibition follows the medium's journey as a woman, and recreates the social space in which she lived.

Organized by: Bibliothèque de Genève, in collaboration with Archives Institut Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Curators: Marco Cicchini, Paule Hochuli and Nicolas Schaetti

Couloir des coups d'œil, second floor of the Bibliothèque de Genève, promenade des Bastions 8, 1205 Geneva

Free admission
Mon-Fri 9-18h / Sat 9-12h
Guided tours by the curators
Thursday, June 29, 6pm
Saturday, October 7, 10:30 am
Registration not required


The "Couloir des coups d'œil" offers the public a fresh look at the collections of the Bibliothèque de Genève. By displaying reproductions, the public is invited to discover documents based on a theme or personality, without the conservation constraints associated with the presentation of originals. In this way, archival, printed and iconographic collections are brought to light, inventoried and accessible to all. Through these displays, the results of the work carried out by the Library team are made visible and meaningful.

Dates and times
From 26 June to 25 November
Dates details
Upcoming dates:
Saturday 30 September 2023 09:00 - 12:00
Monday 2 October 2023 09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 3 October 2023 09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 4 October 2023 09:00 - 18:00
Thursday 5 October 2023 09:00 - 18:00
Friday 6 October 2023 09:00 - 18:00
Saturday 7 October 2023 09:00 - 12:00
Practical information
Practical information
Audiences General public
Couloir des coups d'œil
An event organised by Bibliothèque de Genève (BGE)
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Article modifié le 13.09.2023 à 11:55