Coming soon exhibitions
Mark Woods, Fruit From the Garden of Earthly Delight, 2008-2012
Rachel Freire, Modesty Suit, Collection automne-hiver 2010
Credit: Diego Indraccolo. Courtesy Rachel Freire
Bina Baitel, Saddle Swing, 2013
Credit: F. Kleinefenn. Courtesy NextLevel Galerie
Gianluca Tamburini, Amazon
Betony Vernon, Origin Chair, 2012
Mustafa Sabbagh, Just in Black, 2014
Credit: Mustafa Sabbagh
Jean-Luc Verna, Williams, 2009
Credit: Courtesy Air de Paris, Paris, et le Centre International d'Art Verrier de Meisenthal
Dejana Kabiljo, PRETTYPRETTY, Marcellina, 2009
Credit: Christian Maricic
Lucas Van Vught, Crowns Jewels, 2008
Credit: Paul Scala
Patrycja Domanska, Felix Gieselmann, Veronika Ritzer, Last Night I Dreamed, 2010
Credit: Georg Milde
Petros Chrisostomou, Big Wig, 2006
Credit: Petros Chrisostomou
Walter van Beirendonck, Sexclown, Collection printemps-été 2008
Credit: WVB & Ronalo Stoops ??
Christian Ghion et Jean-Baptiste Sibertin-Blanc, Ceci n’est pas un jouet, 2007
Credit: Christian Ghion
From October 29, 2014
to April 26, 2015
Les étranges formes du plaisir
Exhibition not recommended for children under 16.
Nirvana is the first comprehensive exploration of the influence of erotica in design, fashion and contemporary art. By turns cheeky, luxurious and mysterious, the exhibition presents the work of around one hundred contemporary creators who make use of an iconography connected with sensual pleasure, drawing inspiration from erotic and fetishist literature, and from the images, objects and garments to which they frequently refer.
Visitors will discover objects of superior workmanship, many of them rare and inaccessible, made from materials associated with the world of luxury goods and craftsmanship.
The exhibition forces us to re-examine our own ideas and perceptions of pleasure, and shows how forms can be transmuted from the private to the public sphere. Three major creators are given carte blanche within the exhibition: Mark Woods (designer), Betony Vernon (jewellery designer) and Nika Zupanc (designer).
Curators: Marco Costantini and Susanne Hilpert Stuber
With the support of Retraites populaires and Banque Cantonale Vaudoise