Alexander Calder

1898-1976, US Le soleil sur la montagne, 1973 Tôle peinte, collection FMAC With the breadth and richness of his work, the artist renews the way sculpture is being approached and practised in the 20th century. The refined and simple language used is at the service of his ever exuberant imagination, as fertile as a child’s would … Continued

Francesco Vezzoli

*1971, IT Portrait of Sophia Loren as the Muse of Antiquity (After Giorgio de Chirico), 2011 190 × 60 × 60 cm Gilt bronze Presented by Bulgari  Draped in the robes of the Greek goddess Ariane, the famous Italian actress Sophia Loren has been rendered life-size and balanced on a small plinth, surveying the world around her. Gathered in … Continued

ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne

Le Cours de l’eau, 2020 360 × 200 × 7800 cm Larch wood No doubt you have already walked, or dreamt of walking, along a Bisse in Canton Valais. A Bisse is a historical irrigation channel, many of which run through the idyllic Alpine landscape. Perhaps it was this romantic notion that inspired the National Exhibition of 1896 to recreate … Continued

Tomo Savić-Gecan

*1967, CR-NL Untitled, 2020 Variable dimensions Mixed media Technical assistance : Kees Reedijk Production assistance : KONTEJNER bureau of contemporary art praxis Every night during the Sculpture Garden Biennial, the intensity of the street lighting at the gate of the Parc des Eaux-Vives is modified according to the comings and goings of visitors at MAMCO during the day. … Continued

Adel Abdessemed

*1971, FR Coup de tête, 2012 540 × 348 × 218 cm Bronze Presented by the Grand Théâtre de Genève Zinedine Zidane headbutting Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup final immediately made global headlines. Abdessemed’s sculpture fixes in bronze the moment immediately after contact, as Zidane’s antagonist starts to fall backward. The monument proposed by Abdessemed is paradoxical, … Continued