This summer, the Fondation Toms Pauli and the Cité internationale de la tapisserie will be presenting an exhibition in Aubusson devoted to the first Lausanne Biennials (1962 - 1969), focusing on their transformative impact on the art of tapestry in Europe and worldwide.
Mural and Spatial
How the Lausanne Biennials 1962-1969 transformed the world of tapestry
29th June – 6th October 2019
Centre culturel et artistique Jean-Lurçat, Aubusson
Co-curated by Giselle Eberhard Cotton, director of the Fondation Toms Pauli, Lausanne, and Bruno Ythier, curator of the Cité internationale de la tapisserie, in Aubusson
Le Mur et l’Espace (Mural and Spatial) will bring together some 35 large format works from prestigious European and North American collections, providing the opportunity to discover or rediscover creations originally displayed at the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne in the 1960s, including works by Abakanowicz, Adams, Brennan, Delaunay, Giauque, Le Corbusier, Picasso, Rousseau-Vermette, Yoors and others.
The Fondation Toms Pauli’s 20th-Century Collection will be represented by five works that left their mark on Biennial audiences, by the artists Buić, Chevalley, Jobin, Lindgren and Lurçat. Cathédrale psychédélique (Psychedelic Cathedral), a woven example of monumental architecture, designed by the Swiss artists Claire and Arthur Jobin, will be displayed in the lobby of the Cité internationale de la tapisserie for the entire duration of the exhibition.