Events

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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    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

  • Caption:
    Simon Klenell, Frigger Tactics, 2011
    Credit: Atelier de numérisation de la Ville de Lausanne
     

Guided tour: Living Glass II, Sunday 19 April at 15.00

On the occasion of the exhibition Living Glass II, the mudac invites Anne-Claire Schumacher, curator of the Ariana Museum in Geneva, to give a guided tour of the exhibition.

Sunday 19 April 2015 at 15.00

In French

Price: admission to the museum (free admission for the Friends of the mudac)

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

  • Caption:
    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