4 must-see exhibitions in Lausanne

Artful and creative, this autumn is full of surprises and discoveries. Among the wide range of cultural activities that Lausanne offers, 4 exhibitions have caught our eyes. From art and photography to design, discover these inspiring shows and take a chance to visit them.

Anima, carte blanche to Constance Guisset in MUDAC

wtss-1-mudac-constanteguisset2Specialised in product and interior design, the industrial designer Constance Guisset takes over the Mudac, Museum for Design and Contemporary Applied Arts. Playing with hues, she offers a vision of two similar apartments, furnished in an almost identical way, one in shades of grey and the other in colourful tones.

Wandering from one ambiance to the other, you experience the impact of colour on the interior and discover how it influences your perception as well as all your senses. The reflection game of carefully placed mirrors emphasises this interesting perspective. Warning: after the visit, you may want to rethink your home.

Anima, carte blanche to Constance Guisset
Exhibition from September 15, 2016 to January 15, 2017
MUDAC – Place de la Cathédrale 6, 1005 Lausanne –Switzerland


Reactions of contemplative life by Tenko at the Gallery Kissthedesign


The Swiss artist Tenko presents his fascinating work, specifically created for this exhibition at the gallery Kissthedesign. While, in his artistic universe, drawing meets painting, his work oscillates between modern-figurative art and abstraction, creating thus surrealistic narrative scenes.

Mixing the influences, he often refers to the codes of photography with the setting, the lighting and the framing of his artworks. In intriguing scenery, the contours of the human silhouettes blur, yet captivate the viewer. The mysterious atmosphere of his paintings will definitely remain on your mind, while you keep exploring this unique space and discover the carefully selected range of  20th century design furniture that the gallery also showcases.

Tenko, Reactions of contemplative life
Exhibition from September 16 to October 29, 2016
GALLERY KISSTHEDESIGN – Avenue de Rumine 4, 1005 Lausanne – Switzerland


Strawberry fields by Paul Rousteau at the Gallery Forma

wtss-3-forma-paulrousteau1At the gallery Forma, artist and photographer Paul Rousteau invites you to a poetic journey. As viewed through an altered photographic prism, he reinvents commonly used subjects such as flowers, nude women or birds in vibrant tones, expressing thus his very personal aesthetics.

In his quest for beauty, creative incidents and imperfections feed his artistic process. Imprinted with lightness and emotion, his deliberately blurred photographic paintings rely on a strong stylistic identity and depict his vision of happiness. Hurry up, there is only 10 more days to enter this colourful and dreamlike universe.

Paul Rousteau, Strawberry fields
Exhibition from September 15 to October 15, 2016
GALLERY FORMA – Rue de Genève, 1003 Lausanne – Switzerlan


Photography exploration at Musée de l’Elysée

Photography in all its forms by Wojciech Zamecznik


In the post-war art scene, Polish graphic artist Wojciech Zamecznik experimented the association of graphic art and photography. For the first international presentation of his work, the Musée de l’Elysée showcases the rich and diverse collection of this pioneer: a carefully chosen selection of published books, magazine covers and posters for the music and film industry. A way to immerse yourself in the cultural life of that time!

Provisional Arrangement by Martin Kollar


Travelling through Europe, Slovak photographer Martin Kollar explores the notion of temporariness and questions the sensation of permanence in the present times. Does it still exist for today’s generation? Hunting unexpected scenes of the daily life, he captured unusual provisional solutions that may surprise you and sometimes even make you smile.

Wojciech Zamecznik, Photography in all its forms
Martin Kollar, Provisional Arrangement
Exhibitions from September 21 to December 31, 2016
MUSEE DE L’ELYSEE – Avenue de l’Elysée 18, 1006 Lausanne – Switzerland

Photography: ©Geraldine Morand