Coming soon exhibitions

  • Studio Wieki Somers, High Tea Pot, 2003

    Studio Wieki Somers, High Tea Pot, 2003

    Credit: Studio Wieki Somers
     
  • Ami Drach & Dov Ganchrow, BC-AD White series, 2012

    Ami Drach & Dov Ganchrow, BC-AD White series, 2012

    Credit: Moti Fishbain
     
  • Peugeot Design Lab, Onyx sofa, 2014.

    Peugeot Design Lab, Onyx sofa, 2014.

    Credit: Peugeot
     

From October 28, 2015
to February 28, 2016

Futur archaïque

This exhibition showcases the link that is apparent today between the future - whether immediate, near or distant - and the past, the historical. It highlights the way in which designers can create objects that cut through the distractions of modern life to reveal our forgotten roots, while integrating the latest technologies. By exploring the resurgence of archaic forms in design, the project sketches out a sociological reading of these emerging desires to reconnect with our roots.

Exhibition curator: Yves Mirande

  • Rendez-nous nos sacs!

    Rendez-nous nos sacs!

    Credit: Freitag
     
  • Les frères Freitag et les frères Riklin

    Les frères Freitag et les frères Riklin
     

From October 28, 2015
to February 28, 2016

Freitag ad absurdum
Carte blanche to Freitag Bros feat. Frank & Patrik Riklin

The Freitag brothers join forces with the conceptual artists Frank & Patrik Riklin for their carte blanche at the mudac. The four brother share an approach and a common attitude regarding fundamental issues such as resource-oriented actions, the pleasure of social interaction and an interest in thinking and acting in cycles.

Their project does not start at the mudac but in the public space. The four brothers meet the users of their bags, made of reclaimed used truck tarps.

They offer them to participate in a special action that pushes ad absurdum the manufacturing process of the bags. Worn out bags are collected during July 2015 and are made into a new truck tarp, the first of a series of new transformations that give the bags yet another life.

This ironic exageration of endless recycling expresses a very serious manifesto adressing consumption in the 21st century that visitors will discover at the mudac from 28 October.

  • Etienne Meneau, Strange Carafe #6

    Etienne Meneau, Strange Carafe #6

    Credit: Etienne Meneau
     
  • Mariken Dumon, Wine Red Perfume – Atlas, 2011

    Mariken Dumon, Wine Red Perfume – Atlas, 2011

    Credit: Lieven Herreman
     

From November 18, 2015
to May 1, 2016

This is not a bottle

Collaboration with the Musée valaisan de la vigne et du vin in Sierre

Wine has always been an important part of Switzerland's history, and remains so today. The two museums accordingly decided to investigate the containers that carry the precious beverage from the cellar to the table. The intention is not to recount the history and usage of the glass bottle, but to map out the relationship between these functional receptacles and contemporary glass design.

Although design plays around with function and utility, the interest of museum pieces lies precisely in the fact that they are no longer used! Selected objects are staged in a way that emphasises this paradox, showcasing the different aspects of the bottle today and, by association, sketching an outline of historical drinkers and their contemporary counterparts. This is not a bottle explores the many facets of the bottle, including functionality, industrial design and creative expression.