Events

Hours during Holiday season

Monday 22 December: the shop is open from 14.00 to 16.30. Exhibitions closed

Tuesday 23 December: 11.00-18.00

Wednesday 24 December: 11.00-16.00

Thursday 25 December: closed

Friday 26 December to Sunday 28 December: 11.00-18.00
Guided tour of the exhibition China from beyond the Grave (in French) Sunday 28 December at 15.00

Monday 29 December: closed

Tuesday 30 December: 11.00-18.00

Wednesday 31 December; 11.00-16.00

Thursday 1 January: closed

From Friday 2 January on: 11.00-18.00

 

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.

L'accès au Nirvana, vendredi 19 décembre à 15h

Dans le cadre de l'exposition Nirvana. les étranges formes du plaisir, cinq étudiantes de l'école sociale (EESP) proposent au public du mudac une lecture différente d'une sélection d'œuvres. Une courte visite de l'exposition fera le lien avec la sexualité des personnes en situation de handicap et les controverses qu'elle peut susciter. Un extrait du documentaire Désirs, craintes et interdits ainsi qu'une discussion permettront de comprendre l'implication des "autres" dans la vie intime et sexuelle des personnes en situation de handicap.

Vendredi 19 décembre 2015 de 15h à 16h45

Prix: entrée du musée

Suivi d'un apéritif et de la possibilité de visiter librement l'exposition.

Réservation obligatoire au 021 315 25 30 ou à info@mudac.ch

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    The mudac shop
     

The mudac shop is open on Monday 22 December, 14.30-16.00

The mudac shop offers design objects from renown brands such as Droog, Alessi, Lexon, ACE, Praxis, Danese or Normann Copenhagen as well as works from local emerging creators.

Classics such as the cognac glasses by Normann Copenhagen, the Lexon radios or the perpetual calendar by Danese are proposed alongside more exclusive pieces such as pieces of jewellery by Otto Künzli or ceramics by Sylvie Godel - and last but not least, the books, posters and postcards of the mudac!

Prices range from 6 to 1400 CHF with many objects and books under 100 CHF.

The mudac shop is open Tuesday-Sunday from 11.00 to 18.00

The shop will be exceptionally open on Monday 22 December from 14.00 to 16.30. Please use the intercom!
The exhibitions will be closed.

You can also place your order online on www.mudac.ch/shop/favorites or contact the shop at boutique@mudac.ch.

Guided tour: China from Beyond the Grave, Sunday 28 December at 15.00

Guided tour of the exhibition (in French) by Geneviève Barman, sinologist, of the exhibition China from Beyond the Grave: the galleries devoted to Asia feature a selection of some sixty objects that evoke the rituals and beliefs of China in the period from the 3rd millenium before our era to the 19th century.

 

Sunday 28 December at 15.00

Fee: admission to the museum

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 info@mudac.ch

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    Exhibition view (Nika Zupanc)
    Credit: Olga Cafiero
     

Guided tour: Nirvana, Tuesday 27 January at 12.15

Guided visit in French of the exhibition Nirvana. Strange Forms of Pleasure, with one of the curator of the exhibition

Tuesday 27 January at 12.15

Price: admission to the museum

No reservation

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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?

With the participation of Jennifer Flay, Director of the FIAC Paris; Chantal Prod'Hom, Director of the mudac; Michael Ronsky, shibari/bondage perfomer and teacher; and a legal expert.

Moderation: Benjamin Luis

Thursday 12 February 2015 at 18.00

Admission free

Reservation essential at 021 315 25 30 or info@mudac.ch

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    Exhibition view (Nika Zupanc)
    Credit: Olga Cafiero
     

Guided tour: Nirvana, Saturday 7 March at 16.00

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

Saturday 7 March at 16.00

Price: free admission to the museum and the tour (first Saturday of the month)

No reservation

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

Creative Writing Workshop, Sunday 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 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 info@mudac.ch.

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

Sexpertise, Saturday 28 and Sunday 29 March

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 28 March at 16.00
Sunday 29 Marche at 14.00

In French

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

Reservation essential at 021 315 25 30 or info@mudac.ch

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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 info@mudac.ch

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    Exhibition view (Nika Zupanc)
    Credit: Olga Cafiero
     

Guided tour: Nirvana, Saturday 25 April at 16.00

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

Saturday 25 April at 16.00

Price: free admission to the museum and the tour (first Saturday of the month)

No reservation