Upcoming exhibitions

Robert Mapplethorpe, Chest, 1987 © Robert Mapplethorpe

The Beauty of Lines. Masterpieces from the Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla collection

From 31 January to 06 May 2018

The exhibition presents a selection of masterpieces from the history of photography, part of the collection of Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla. Based in New York, it includes over 1500 original prints by some of the greatest photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries. Through visual confrontations, the visitor is invited to experience the power of the photographic line through these sublime works.

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

Nicolas Savary. Conquistador 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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Jean Dubuffet, Elément bleu XI, maquette pour un petit hôtel particulier, photomontage, 1967

Jean Dubuffet. The photographic tool

From 30 May to 23 September 2018

The exhibition presents the first study of the photographic archive conserved at the Fondation Dubuffet, highlighting the artistic production of the artist (paintings, architectural models and elements of the show Coucou Bazar).

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