Exhibitions

TRAIN ZUG TRENO TREN

An arts district, a square before the city railway station… Plateforme 10 has been built on the site of a former Swiss railroad workshop and yard. It lies at the heart of the historic transformation of Lausanne’s main station. For the inauguration of this new neighborhood, the 3 museums making up Plateforme 10 – MCBA, mudac, and Photo Elysée – have decided to pay homage to the site’s railroading past with 3 exceptional shows organized around the common theme laid out by the overall title, TRAIN ZUG TRENO TREN. Simply “train” in Switzerland’s four official languages, the title suggests a whole program that clearly reflects Switzerland’s collective imagination.

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1 theme, 3 exhibitions

Alluding to railroad imagery and the important role it has played throughout the history of art and art making since the Industrial Revolution, the exhibition TRAIN ZUG TRENO TREN is the result of an intense cross-disciplinary collaboration of the 3 museums of Plateforme 10.

The show brings together and sets in dialogue a number of masterpieces and great classics by a range of artists, from Hopper to de Chirico, and includes pieces from all the fields of contemporary creativity, from design and photography to advertising. The three individual shows making up TRAIN ZUG TRENO TREN are a stunning piece of work and the very heart of the arts district and its inaugural program.

MCBA

TRAIN ZUG TRENO TREN
Voyages imaginaires

Voyages imaginaires (Imaginary Journeys) boasts over 60 masterpieces by a range of artists, from Giorgio de Chirico and Edward Hopper to Paul Delvaux and Leonor Fini. The show invites visitors to discover how the image of the railroad train, that symbol of the Industrial Revolution par excellence, came to crystallize fascinating and essential reflections on artistic representation of a world that seemed to have been suddenly swept up in an acceleration without limits.


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mudac

TRAIN ZUG TRENO TREN
Let’s meet at the station

Alluding to railroad imagery and the important role it has played throughout the history of art and art making since the Industrial Revolution, the exhibition TRAIN ZUG TRENO TREN is the result of an intense cross-disciplinary collaboration of the 3 museums of Plateforme 10. The show brings together and sets in dialogue a number of masterpieces and great classics by a range of artists, from Hopper to de Chirico, and includes pieces from all the fields of contemporary creativity, from design and photography to advertising. The three individual shows making up TRAIN ZUG TRENO TREN are a stunning piece of work and the very heart of the arts district and its inaugural program.

 

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Photo Elysée

TRAIN ZUG TRENO TREN
Crossing lines

Destins croisés (Crossing Lines) interweaves the visions, dreamlands, and spirit of conquest that have accompanied railroading from the outset. Learning to use and understand trains, the kinds of sociability that are specific to stations and railcars, the faces of railroad workers, the alternative practices of today – Destins croisés, a show teeming with discoveries to be made, aims to develop new approaches to the world of railroads.


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Exhibitions

Tony Oursler

18.06 – 25.09.2022

For the inauguration of its new building, Photo Elysée gives carte blanche to Tony Oursler (1957). On this occasion the American artist presents three video installations in the LabElysée space. By exhibiting a particular theme, the testimonies of encounters with unidentified flying objects (UFOs), Oursler questions our relationship to images and their influence in a world where screens are becoming increasingly widespread.

Gustave Buchet. Charged with Painting

18.06 – 25.09.2022

The show Gustave Buchet. Charged with Painting looks back over the career of the Swiss artist, a signal figure of early-20th-century avant garde movements in Switzerland. Through some one hundred artworks – paintings, sculptures, and pieces from the decorative arts – the exhibition looks to show how Buchet passionately pursued his quest for novel formal solutions.