Previous exhibitions

Nicolas Savary, Raptor, Musée de la Plata, 2014 © Nicolas Savary

CONQUISTADOR – NICOLAS SAVARY In the footsteps of Louis de Boccard, a Swiss explorer in the real world (1889-1956)

From 31 January to 06 May 2018

Conquistador is a photographic project built on the very dense archive of the life of Louis de Boccard (1866-1956), a Swiss man of the lower nobility of Fribourg, exiled in Argentina at the end of the 1880s and deceased in Paraguay in 1956. Nicolas Savary, a Lausanne photographer, fortuitously came into possession of this archive, first in Switzerland and then in Paraguay, as part of a research project during an artistic residency in South America in 2014.

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Photographe anonyme, Alicia Miles et John Robinson dans Elephant de Gus Van Sant, 2003 © HBO

Gus Van Sant

From October 25, 2017 to January 07, 2018

The exhibition Gus Van Sant proposes the first Swiss retrospective of the films and artistic creations of the American filmmaker. A genuine multi-disciplinary journey, it is divided into five sections, each in turn exploring an aspect of Gus Van Sant’s creative force and outlining the contours of a bountiful and impertinent universe.

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© Simon Roberts

Unfamiliar Familiarities : Outside Views on Switzerland

From October 25, 2017 to January 07, 2018

Switzerland’s image has been significantly shaped by photographs dedicated to tourism. With spectacular mountain panoramas, rural idylls or portraits of local people the country could be successfully marketed, and these photographs also made an important contri-bution towards national identity. Another consequence, however, was that the respective pictorial repertoire became inflated and stereotyped.

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