Collection Cahiers d’Artistes
With its Collection Cahiers d’Artistes, Pro Helvetia enables aspiring Swiss artists the publication of an initial monograph to their name. Once every two years, based on the recommendation of a specialist jury, the Swiss Arts Council selects eight artists out of those who have followed a call for applications. The monographs are designed in close cooperation with the artists themselves. For the artists, this represents a unique opportunity to make their work – underscored with a professionally written text – better known to the international art scene as well as to a wider audience. In addition, the Collection Cahiers d’Artistes enables Pro Helvetia to publicise trends in the contemporary Swiss arts scene both at home and abroad. The Cahiers d’Artistes series was launched by the Arts Council in 1984 and has been published by Edizioni Periferia since 2006.
This online platform regularly promotes the artist of all the Cahiers series, contains additional information and texts on the artists selected for the current series and makes all the monographs published over the past 30 years available in digitised form.
CAHIERS D’ARTISTES JURY
Fanni Fetzer, Director of Kunstmuseum Luzern, Luzern
Luca Frei, Artist, Lugano/Malmö
Samuel Leuenberger, Curator of Art Parcours, Basel
Denis Pernet, Curator, Lausanne
Marie Velardi, Artist, Geneva/Paris