Inaugural weekend: the program

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Inauguration Plateforme 10, Lausanne

Plateforme 10 is throwing open its doors for a festive weekend of events – all of it entirely free!


The new building that is home to two museums, Photo Elysée and mudac, will be welcoming the public for the very first time, while the three parts of the exhibition Train Zug Treno Tren mounted by those two museums and MCBA, will be opening in their respective museums as well. To celebrate these events, the museums will be staying open later than usual:


Saturday 18 June, 10 am – 1 am the following morning

Sunday 19 June, 10 am – 8 pm


On the Plateforme 10 esplanade as well as the 2 buildings of the museums, Signal L, and the Arcades, the party will go on without stop.


See you soon on Plateforme 10!


Immersion. The Origins: 1949-1969

04.11.2023 – 03.03.2024

With fourteen immersive environments by a range of artists, from Lucio Fontana to Judy Chicago, Immersion. The Origins: 1949-1969 is the first exhibition to look at an emerging practice that was to become one of the major forms of expression starting in the 1990s.

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.

Virginie Otth

03.11.2023 – 25.02.2024

Virginie Otth (Switzerland 1071) is an important figure in Lausanne’s art photography scene. This will be her first solo exhibition at the museum.

She has a conceptual approach to photography and is particularly interested in the way in which it works on our always-fragmentary relationship with reality and memory. Part of the show, entitled “Memory of a View”, is made up of photographs of the gardens of the Elysée, the museum’s former site, in a way that examines the fragmentary nature of our memory as well as its malleability.

This previously unseen work makes its entrance into the museum’s collection. It adresses the question of the object of female desire.

Steinlen. Swipe of the Paws and Velvet Claws

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.

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.


Richard Mosse

03.11.2023 – 25.02.2024

Richard Mosse (Ireland, 1980) gained recognition for his socially committed documentaires often presented via immersive and monumental installations.

He is known for his landscapes in shades of red and pink from the series “Infra” (2010) depicting the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo. More recently, he has focused on migratory flows, which he captures with military thermal imaging cameras (“The Castle”, 2017, “Incoming”, 2018).

“Broken Spectre”, shot over three years, plunges into the heart of the Brazilian Amazon. With this monumental video installation, Mosse shows the devastating impact of deforestation in the Amazonian forest. Playing with different scales and perspectives, the artist offers a striking portrayal of the scope and organisation of the environment’s destruction. Switching between aerial views and sequences shot in remote areas of the world’s lagest tropical forest, Broken Spectre represents an alarm bell that warns of the rainforest’s disappearance.

Deborah Turbeville

03.11.2023 – 25.02.2024

The work of Deborah Turbeville (1932-2013) defies classification. The American photographer belonged to no school or movement. Her unique visual signature has been recognisable since she emerged as a major talent in the 1970s; a certain timelessness melancholy and a patina emanate from her haunting photographs taken over four decades.

This retrospective will present Turbeville’s photographic explorations, from fashion photos to her very personal work.

The aim of the exhibition is to show how Turbeville’s art, still essentially unknown, followed a very specific path, testifying to the manual work involved in producing images. By highlighting a wide variety of handmade collages spanning four decades, the show will offer a new appreciation of Turbeville’s contribution to the history of photography.

One for the Other

03.11.2023 – 25.02.2024

In tandem with her exhibition A Lake in the Eye, Virginie Otth (Switzerland, 1971) has invited ten artists with whom she has crossed paths at the Vevey School of Photography (CEPV) over the past two decades.

Having enjoyed the discussions she has had with them around images and their perception, Virginie Otth has invited them to come together to work on two short stories taken from the philosophical novel Mr Palomar – The Sword of the Sun and The World Looks at the World – which deal with gazes, illusions and our relationship with the world.

Mathieu Bernard-Reymond × La Muette

03.11.2023 – 25.02.2024

In a photographic exploration, photographer Mathieu Bernard-Reymond (France, 1976) has chosen to combine extracts from the writings of C.-F. Ramuz with image-generating artificial intelligence tools.

In “D’après Ramuz”, the artist proposes to give form to the mental images usually shaped when reading a text, gradually transforming them into a visual reality, a world of one’s own.

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.

Eat and drink

Restaurant Arcadia, Plateforme 10, Lausanne

Arcadia Restaurant

Arcadia, with its seven iconic arches, opens the door to a la carte Mediterranean cuisine, starting from an Italian artisanal base, combining know-how and local seasonal products. For those looking for a relaxed, tasty, and inclusive dining experience, whether at lunch for everyday cooking or in the evening for a more special occasion. Always in a relaxed and friendly environment, just like at home.


Information and booking
+41 21 318 44 10

Restaurant Le Nabi, Lausanne

Le Nabi

MCBA’s Le Nabi offers an innovative concept at the crossroads of various artistic and culinary cultures, with a gourmet menu designed to highlight a cuisine that is healthy, esthetically pleasing, and committed. Our seasonal products come from regionally sourced farms that respect the environment.



Information and booking

+41 21 311 02 90


Café Lumen

Le Café Lumen invites you to discover its menu of quick and spontaneous dishes that use artisanal products served simply on a board, in a clay bowl, or nestled between two slices of focaccia. Here you will find the best of the region’s culinary tradition. All our drinks are artisanal with a fine selection of craft cider and beer, wine, and homemade non-alcoholic beverages. Our coffee is freshly roasted. We’re a stop along the region’s greenway, the Voie Verte foot and bicycle path, with takeaway service available.


Information and booking

+41 21 311 02 90

Reduced mobility

Plateforme 10 is accessible to all persons with reduced mobility. Lifts are available in each of the buildings. A lift also provides access to the Esplanade from Ave. Ruchonnet. Two disabled parking spaces are available at the end of the Ave. Ruchonnet access (GPS 46°31’06.3′′N 6°37’29.1′′E).

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