THE MONTESINOS FOUNDATION

SPECIAL EVENTS AND SELF CURATED ART ACTIONS WITH A SPLINTER OF MERRY CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE


MAXIMA LVX VIRIDITATIS
 – The Montesinos Foundation – Elena Montesinos, 2017

The Montesinos Foundation (TMF) plays around with what is around: money, official documents, trends and disinformation are amongst the favourites.
TMF often works in collaboration with various other artists and aims to endorse inspired and independant individuals wanting to bring ambitious projects to life. TMF gives them the possibility to achieve their goals out of the beaten track of a very codified art world by uniting forces, using art as an iron hand inside a velvet glove. With the help from various free spirited allied benefactors and occasional international partners TMF organizes awards, charity nights, special events and self-curated art actions with a complete freedom of mind and a splinter of merry civil disobedience.

The Montesinos Foundation is not a service. 

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HOME OF TMF

A SPACE DEDICATED TO HAPPENINGS, INTERACTIVE INSTALLATION AND PERFORMANCES IN GENEVA


HOME OF TMF
– a place dedicated to happenings and surprises in Geneva, 2020-21

Mixing up styles and techniques and offering an artist residency and a radio show in addition.

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TMF PRESENTS: UNRELEASED

UNREALIZED WORKS AND PERFORMANCES – CAHIER D’ARTISTE CURATED BY PRO HELVETIA


TMF PRESENTS: UNRELEASED – Cahier d’artiste curated by Pro Helvetia, 2021

A collection of works and performances unrealized for various reasons outside the artist’s will. Essays by Samuel Gross, Marie-Eve Knoerle, Irène Languin, Luca Pattaroni and Claude-Hubert Tatot. French, English.

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BONFIRE OF POVERTY

LE BÛCHER DES ENDETT’ES – ANNUAL PERFORMANCE IN GENEVA SINCE 2016


BONFIRE OF POVERTY – Le Bûcher des Endettés – Elena Montesinos, since 2016

Inspired by one of the most striking images of medieval Geneva, this project offers the Genevan population a great moment of symbolic jubilation by revisiting the concept of a pyre set up in a public place. The idea of this liberating fire is to invite everyone to come and get rid of those “burdensome” documents that weigh down our existence : parking tickets, court summonses, overdue invoices, reminders or receipts, either the originals or photocopies depending on each one’s preference.

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UNION TMF 24/7

COLLABORATIVE ART EVENT WITH 80 GUESTS, HALLE NORD, GENEVA


UNION TMF 24/7 – Collaborative art event with 80 guests, Halle Nord, Geneva, 2018

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THE MONTESINOS FOUNDATION

TMF PRESENTS: UNRELEASED

HOME OF TMF

GET A NERVE! (2020)

GET A NERVE! (2019)

MAXIMA LVX VIRIDITATIS

PA-PA-PAP-PAP

BONFIRE OF POVERTY

UNION TMF 24/7

THE MESS AGE IS THE MESSAGE

NIGHT OF THE LIVING SCARECROWS

 

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