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It's Summertime!

After the Locarno Film Festival, which lit up the nights of Plateforme 10, summer continues in the arts district with an exceptional program of exhibitions in the 3 museums: from Magdalena Abakanowicz’s Territoires textiles, premiered after London’s Tate Modern at the MCBA, to Debi Cornwall and Laia Abril at Photo Elysée. On June 18 and 19, Plateforme 10’s festival season continues with the 3rd edition of the weekend of concerts and DJ sets organized by Lausanne club Le Romandie.

Discover all the details of the program of exhibitions and events in the agenda of Plateforme 10 and the 3 museums MCBA, mudac and Photo Elysée.

Enjoy your visit and have a great summer!

What’s on at the moment

Laia Abril

30.06 – 01.10.2023

Laia Abril (Spain, 1986) uses photography, archival material and multimedia to create projects that engage with feminist issues and are marked by sociological, historical and anthropological considerations. Her long-term projects are organised into chapters. The artist presents Photo Elysée with her latest research, “On Mass Hysteria”, a first draft of which led to Abril’s nomination for the Prix Elysée 2019.

Mass hysteria is a reaction to circumstances in which women are subjected to extreme stress, feel repressed or forced into situations where they cannot communicate or express their thoughts or emotions. “On Mass Hysteria” allows us to visualise this language of pain in female representation throughout history.

Open Books

30.06 – 01.10.2023

In partnership with the EPFL+ECAL Lab, Photo Elysée is developing an interactive and immersive installation dedicated to the books in its library. This experimental approach relies on emerging technologies associated with design research in order to propose a new form of digital exhibition.

At the same time, Photo Elysée is exhibiting a selection of books from its library, which contains more than 30,000 works. With the advent of digital interactivity, photography books are experiencing an unprecedented boom, testifying to the vitality of the sector today.

Steinlen. Swipe of the Claws and Velvet Paws

22.09.2023 – 18.02.2024

MCBA is pleased to celebrate Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen, a wonderful eyewitness to the Belle Époque in Paris. The show features for the first time an extensive group of works from the Paul and Tina Stohler Donation.

Debi Cornwall

30.06 – 01.10.2023

Debi Cornwall (United States, 1973), winner of the Prix Elysée 2023, one of the most prestigious photography prizes in the world, presents “Model Citizens”. In this series, which is still in progress, she explores how staging, performance and role-playing feed into the idea of citizenship in our Western societies. The photographic medium becomes here a tool for political analysis.

Dialogue between an Octopus and a Juicer

07.04.2023 – 11.08.2024

mudac reveals the treasures of its collection in a dedicated exhibition that offers a surprising and quirky exploration of the diversity of the museum’s collection from design to contemporary applied arts.

The Collection

Permanent presentation

« Come and see here what you won’t see elsewhere! » is the slogan for the permanent exhibition, laid out chronologically over two floors to showcase treasures from Vaud’s art collections, with some three hundred works dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Space is the place

08.09.2023 – 04.02.2024

mudac presents Space is the place, a programme that focuses on the complex relationship between the cosmos and our planet. Bringing together the work of designers, artists and science fiction writers, as well as a wide range of stakeholders in these issues, the programme includes two exhibitions, three publications and a series of events.

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Quartier des arts, Lausanne, Plateforme 10 et ses 3 musées

The new Arts District

PLATEFORME 10 is a one-of-a-kind site in Switzerland bringing together 3 canton-level museums and 2 foundations on a sprawling esplanade of nearly 25,000 square meters just a few steps from Lausanne’s main train station.

Inaugurated in 2019, the new building housing the Musée cantonal des beaux-arts (MCBA) led the way for the exciting adventure that is Plateforme 10. This was followed in 2022 by a new home for two other Lausanne institutions, Photo Elysée and mudac. As an arts district and lively public space right in the heart of Lausanne, Plateforme 10 offers everyone a unique opportunity to discover the diversity and interdisciplinarity of the arts and art making in the fine arts, photography and design.

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