Jeudis Design 2014

For their 9th and 10th editions, the Jeudis Design invite you to special events to discover today's design trends, in Switzerland and abroad. Lectures, panels and debates will be as many opportunities to meet and exchange with Swiss and international designers.

In partnership with the magazine Espaces Contemporains.

On the occasion of the exhibition Nirvana. Strange Forms of Pleasure, the mudac invites you to an exceptional  Design Trip about scents and colours; to an exclusive talk by Betony Vernon, erotic jewellery designer and author of The Bible of the Boudoir; and to a roundtable - When sexuality rythmes with censorship - where professionals from the realms of culture, politics and communication fields will discuss the limits of speech and images.

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    Atelier Van Lieshout, Body Sofa, 2009
    Credit: David Brook

Sexpertise, Saturday 22 November at 14.00 and at 16.00

Maïa Mazaurette is a sexpecialist journalist and blogger, a former columnist for France Inter and currently, a columnist for GQ magazine. On behalf of the mudac, she will will be taking you on a personal guided tour of the exhibition Nirvana. Strange Forms of Pleasure, where you will benefit from her sharp eye and caustic humor.

Saturday 22 November 2014
At 16.00

In French

Price: 15.-. Free for the Friends of the mudac

Reservation essential at 021 315 25 30 or

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    Petros Chrisostomou, Big Wig 5, 2006
    Credit: Petros Chrisostomou

Creative Writing Workshop, 23 November and 15 March at 14.00

How to define pleasure? Come and play with words that are usually whispered. Use taboo and forbidden words to dialog with the exhibited objets and... your own fantasies.

The workshops are hosted by Emmanuelle Ryser, writer.

Sunday 23 November 2014 from 14.00 to 16.30 - FULLY BOOKED (WAITING LIST)

Sunday 15 March 2015 from 14.00 to 16.30

Workshops for adults only

Price: 10.- per participant

Reservation essential at 021 315 25 30 or

Guided tour: Death on the Nile, Sunday 30 November at 15.00

Guided tour (in French) of the exhibition Death on the Nile (Jacques-Edouard Berger collection) byAudrey Eller, egyptologist.

Sunday 30 November 2014 at 15.00

Fee: admission to the museum

No registration

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    Alessandro Diaz de Santillana, Untitled, mudac, 2011
    Credit: Arnaud Conne – atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne

Guided tour: Le verre vivant, Saturday 6 December at 15.00

Guided tour (in French) of the exhibition Living Glass. Recent acquisitions by the glass art collection with Justine Ciana, art historian

Saturday 6 December 2014 at 15.00

Fee: admission to the museum

No reservation

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    Exhibition view (Nika Zupanc)
    Credit: Olga Cafiero

Guided tour: Nirvana, Saturday 6 December at 16.00

Guided visit in French of the exhibition Nirvana. Strange Forms of Pleasure, with Camille Bezzola, art historian and facilitator.

Saturday 6 December 2014 at 16.00

Price: free (first Saturday of the month)

No reservation

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    Betony Vernon, Soul-Less Shoes, 2005
    Credit: Michael James O’Brien

Jeudi Design: Meet Betony Vernon, Thursday 22 January at 18.00

Betony Vernon is an erotic jewellery designer, a sexual anthropologist, and the author of The Boudoir Bible (a book offering the keys to an orgasmic and disinhibited sexuality). She will present and comment her installation, specially designed for the mudac exhibition.

Thursday 22 January 2015 at 18.00

Price: 15.-. Free admission for the Friends of the mudac

Reservation essential: 021 315 25 30 or

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    Rein Vollenga, Sans titre (Wings), 2013
    Credit: Jonas Lindström

Jeudi Design: Panel on sexuality and censorship, Thursday 12 February at 18.00

In a society that values freedom of speech and sexual blossoming, we censor ourselves to avoid disturbing our neighbours or the politically correct. Until where can we go when it comes to matters of sexual pleasure? What are the limits to speech and image? How can we justify those limits other than through our own subjectivity in their respect?

All these questions will be explored during a roundtable with several speakers from the realms of art, politics and communication.

Thursday 12 February 2015 at 18.00

Admission free

Detailed programme available from the end of 2014.

Reservation essential at 021 315 25 30 or

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    Mark Woods, Flesh Gordon, 1999
    Credit: Paul Tucker

Erotic Literature in Switzerland, Thursday 16 April

As an extension of the Nirvana. Strange Forms of Pleasure exhibition the Unil (Dept. of Literature) proposes to analyse the stakes in the erotic literature from French-speaking Switzerland. During an entire day of studies at Grange Dorigny, there will be lectures, roundtable discussions and readings about this singular field and its production/distribution specificities.

Thursday 16 April 2015, all day

Admission Free

Detailed Programme available from 2 March 2015.

Reservation essential at 021 315 25 30 or