• Cinema
    • Thursday 11 November 2021, 18:30


  1. CHF 11
Image : © Fondation CHU Teh-Chun

A partnership with the CHU Teh-Chun Foundation

Director: Christophe Fonseca
Production: Les Films de l'Odyssée
Genre: documentary
Length: 80 minutes
Open to the public, COVID certificate required. Consult our protection measures.


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More about CHU Teh-Chun at the Center des arts:

  • until November 11, 18-minute immersive film (please register to attend by email to
  • until November 29, exhibition "Draw the Line", with the artists' artwork and personal objects (find out more)


The year 2020 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of CHU Teh-Chun (1920-2014), a Franco-Chinese painter and a major figure in the lyrical abstraction movement.

On this occasion, "CHU Teh-Chun", a documentary film directed by Christophe Fonseca, invites you to meet the artist, revealing his singular language and his unique style through a combination of creative staging, dreamlike landscapes, archive footage, quotes and unpublished conversations.

Thanks to experts, the painter's descendants and family archives, this documentary sheds light on everything that CHU Teh-Chun has brought to life in lyrical abstraction, highlighting the artist's dexterity and multidisciplinarity.

An invitation to a poetic and singular journey, to rediscover the pictorial symphonies of CHU.

Thanks to their 4-year partnership, the CHU Teh-Chun Foundation and the Centre des arts of the International School of Geneva promote values ​​that are dear to both institutions: harmony between cultures, between people and nature; values ​​that CHU Teh-Chun never ceased to explore and express through his work.

As part of the "Ecoart" project, which allows Ecolint students each year to discover the profession of exhibition curator, the works of CHU Teh-Chun and some of his personal objects are exhibited at the Centre des arts until 29 November 2021. Find out more about the Ecoart exhibition - "Draw the Line".

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