Coming soon exhibitions
From March 18, 2015
to November 1, 2015
Living Glass II
Thanks to the generosity of our patron, whose family started the mudac's collection of glass art in 1970, our holdings have expanded considerably in recent years. Exploring the paths of contemporary design in all their diversity, these new works reflect the most recent developments in the use of glass.
The second part of Living Glass presents a broad selection of works acquired between 2012 and 2014. Of particular note are the spectacular sculpture by Tomáš Libertíny, a fusion of the creative powers of humans and bees, works by the artist Hassan Kahn and the Nendo design workshop, six works selected for the European Coburger Glaspreis 2013 award and a selection of works by the young designers of Fabrica in Treviso.
Mark Formanek, Standard Time, video, 2007
Credit: Mark Formanek
Wendy Gaze and Arnaud Imobersteg, Semaphore, 2013
Credit: Sandra Pointet - HEAD
Hublot, MP-05 "La Ferrari", 2013
Michael Sans, Cuckoo Clock, 2008
Credit: Michael Sans
Dongjin Byeon, Daily Life Wall Clock, 2011
Credit: Dongjin Byeon
Valentin Carron, Orologio, 2006
Credit: Fabien Cruchon
Siren Elise Wilhelmsen, 365 Knitting Clock, 2010
Credit: Siren Elise Wilhelmsen
Seraina Lareida, ARA, 2014
Credit: Cédric Widmer
Maarten Baas, Grandfather Clock, 2013
Credit: Maarten Baas
Thorunn Arnadottir, Sasa Clock, 2011
Credit: Thorunn Arnadottir
Cartier, Eric Sauvage, Collection Cartier
Humans since 1982, The Clock Clock White, 2010
Credit: Humans since 1982
Nazar Sigaher, Frame, 2009
Credit: Nazar Sigaher
From May 27, 2015
to September 27, 2015
The aim of Telling Time is to initiate a dialogue between the history of the watch and the way in which contemporary designers and plastic artists have chosen to tackle the concept of time and how it is presented. Each of these areas brings its own particular resonance, its own cargo of poetry and aesthetic references, its own innovative strength and limitless creativity, to what is an unusual, whimsical, funny and rigorously documented exhibition.
The mudac is the first design museum to take such an all-encompassing and cross-disciplinary view of watchmaking, bringing together the products of an internationally renowned tradition of fine watchmaking with the explorations of industrial designers and newcomers from the world of digital technology. Six centuries of timekeeping are on display, illustrated by more than one hundred creations from around the world.
From October 20, 2015
to March 14, 2015
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