Warja Lavater

The exhibition (Sing-Song-Signs & Folded Stories) focuses on the art works by Warja Lavater (1913-2007) and on her Folded Stories.

The artist devised a picture language in her folded books – Wilhelm Tell (William Tell, 1960), Rotkäppchen (Little Red Riding Hood, 1960) and Leidenschaft und Vernunft (Sense and Sensibility, 1961).

She went on to explore this technique further in various other media and artworks. She achieved international renown with Wilhelm Tell, published by the Museum of Modern Art in 1962 and with Imageries.

Artists from Central- and Eastern Europe

Although countries such as Czechia, Poland, Hungary and Russia are geographically close to us, they can still seem far away, even today.

This exhibition casts its gaze towards this part of Europe and exhibits large work groups of several generations of artists from Central and Eastern Europe.

It does not just draw a line from “West” to “East”, but also links several generations and perspectives.


Abstract Art 1950-1980

The Museum organises the exhibition “Abstractions plurielles” in cooperation with the Gandur Foundation for Art

The word “plurielles” means that there was no single abstract art, but rather various movements, initiatives and ideas.

The years following the Second World War saw a great artistic flowering. Paris took its place again and New York soon followed.

The exhibition offers an overview through the years 1950 to 1980 on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

It emphasises the many forms that abstraction took in this period and shows the main trends: lyrical and gestural abstraction, abstract expressionism, geometric abstraction, minimalism, kinetic art (movement is central) and monumental mobile art.

The exhibition concludes with Supports/Surfaces, the movement that questions traditional pictorial means. It marks the end of a period of experimentation and the beginning of a new quest, which is still ongoing.