Currently showing

  • Exhibition view (Betony Vernon)

    Credit: Olga Cafiero

  • 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

Strange forms of pleasure

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

  • Hassan Kahn, The Knot, 2012

    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

  • Katharine Coleman, Broken China Bowls, 2013

    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

  • Hrrein Fridfinnsson, Cast, 2012

    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

  • Yoichi Ohira, Cristallo Sommerso N°60 – Scolpito, 2008

    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

  • Daniela Schönbächler, Kubus, 2013

    Credit: Daniela Schönbächler

  • Ann Wolff, The Mold, 2013

    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

  • Studio Formafantasma, Mar Gh’era, from the project Drawing Glass, FABRICA, 2013

    Credit: Marco Zanin / FABRICA

  • Tomas Libertiny, The Seed of Narcissus, 2011

    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

  • Simon Klenell, Frigger Tactics, 2011

    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

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.