Exhibitions Temporary exhibition

Prix Pictet

2nd of March to 8 May 2016

“Our times are defined by disorder. […] Our mastery over manifold aspects of life has deluded us into thinking that we have bent the planet to our will. Yet the fragility of that assumption is exposed with each new pandemic, earthquake, tsunami or drought. With each passing day our illusion of order is shattered.”

Kofi Annan, Honorary President of the Prix Pictet

Disorder is the theme of the sixth cycle of the prestigious Prix Pictet, which is awarded in photography and sustainability. Social chaos, political uprisings and climate disruption are all signs of the disorder that is the core focus of the works by the 12 photographers in the exhibition. Some treat the subject from a purely documentary perspective, while others prefer to take an abstract or even poetic approach.

The shortlist that was drawn up by an independent jury from more than 700 names included Ilit Azoulay, Valérie Belin, Matthew Brandt, Maxim Dondyuk, Alixandra Fazzina, Ori Gersht, John Gossage, Pieter Hugo, Gideon Mendel, Sophie Ristelhueber, Brent Stirton and Yang Yongliang.

Following exhibitions at The Paris Museum of modern Art and at MAXXI in Rome, Disorder is showing in Geneva, at the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum.