International Talent Support 2018: Swatch Art Prize

Sini-Pilvi Kiilunen evokes a sense of nostalgia through her winning installation

Parallel to the main prize at International Talent Support (ITS), the ITS Artwork concept competition focuses on free artistic expression beyond traditional categorization. This award began in 2014, thanks to Swatch and its Global Creative Director, Carlo Giordanetti. “Each year we select some young designers from the finalists of ITS,” Giordanetti says, “those who we believe clearly have artistic potential. Then we ask them to …

Venice Biennale 2015: Swatch Faces

A pavilion full of glowing flowers, a sound project and more across the Italian event's 56th edition

With 15 artists exhibiting across two pavilions for seven months, “Swatch Faces”—the Swiss watch house’s contribution to 2015’s Venice Biennale as its main partner—is impressive in numbers. In person, it’s even more so—from glowing flowers to large-scale photo works, sound projects and more. One pavilion was entirely conceived by Portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos and is located in the area of Giardini—the historic heart of the …

Cool Hunting Video: Carlo Giordanetti of Swatch

We talk to the Creative Director about working with artists and balancing an extroverted aesthetic with classic Swiss precision

On a quiet afternoon at the Whitney Museum of American Art, we had the opportunity to meet with Swatch Creative Director, Carlo Giordanetti. While exploring the Robert Indiana exhibition, Giordanetti shared his process of collaborating with contemporary artists, and finding inspiration in the art world today. With Giordanetti at the helm, this visually extroverted Swiss watch company spurs creativity by finding a balance between a …