Louise Lawler

Louise Lawler, *1947, US Birdcalls, 1972-1981  Audio recording 7’01 LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut, USA Louise Lawler sounded out the names of 28 well-known male artists in the style of birdcalls. The humor and wit are balanced by the knowledge that these white male artists are continually recognized as being at the forefront of art, its … Continued


*1925, GR Signal, 1974-1980 500 × 130 × 130 cm Bronze et acier Collection MAMCO (ancienne collection AMAM), don M. Georges Embiricos Cette importante sculpture de l’artiste grec Takis a été donnée à l’AMAM en 1983 et transmise au MAMCO à son ouverture. Takis a choisi d’explorer dans son œuvre l’énergie des champs magnétiques. Dans la proximité de ses … Continued

Nuri Koerfer

(*1981, CH-DE) Insel, (crocodile), 2019 180 × 85 × 109 cm Der Bote, (dragonfly), 2019 105 × 90 × 76 cm Dogends, 2019 14 × 43 × 43 cm Over spiraling, 2019 64 × 85 × 63cm Styrofoam, papier- mâché, fiberglass, resin Our relationships with the objects around us and the way we move among them are central topics within Nuri Koerfer’s sculpture practice. Her works often take on the shape … Continued

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, presented by Bulgari (île Rousseau)

(*1971, IT) Portrait of Sophia Loren as the Muse of Antiquity (After Giorgio de Chirico), 2011 Gilt bronze 190 × 60 × 60 cm 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 her arms are … Continued

Rosemarie Castoro

(1939-2015, US) Flashers, 1979-1981 Galvanized steel, paint, pigments 246.5 × 58.5 × 53.5 cm 242.5 × 63.5 × 49.5 cm The Geneva public had the opportunity to discover this artist’s work at the retrospective organised by MAMCO in winter 2019-2020. First presented in the streets of New York by the Public Art Fund in 1983, these sculptures played on the tension between … Continued

ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne

Le Cours de l’eau, 2020 Larch wood 360 × 200 × 7800 cm 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

Stefan Tcherepnin

(*1977, US) Chariot of a Secret Order, 2016 Fake fur, wood, amplifier, CD player, stones from Niesen 101 × 182 × 160 cm Shadow Monster, 2016 Fake fur, leather, thread, wood 260 × 210 × 80 cm Stefan Tcherepnin is a composer, musician and visual artist. He lives and works in Brooklyn and comes from a family of composers: his great-grand-father Nikolai Tcherepnin was … Continued

Markus Oehlen

(*1956, DE) Das Pferd, 1994-2018 Bronze, acrylic paint 220 × 220 × 80 cm Recurring throughout the decades-long oeuvre of the German artist Markus Oehlen is the motif of a horse. What sets this latest iteration of his Das Pferd sculpture apart from the others is its absurd and comedic mimicry as a cast-bronze sculpture painted gold. Illusory yet referential, its sleek, shiny … Continued