The World of soaps and fragrances

Poster Exhibition. Photo Burghalde Museum Lenzburg

The exhibition in the old soap factory in Lenzburg presents the fascinating world of soaps and fragrances. The industrial posters by Persil, Sunlight, Steinfels & Co. are graphic masterpieces of the last 125 years. High-quality toilet soaps and washing powder were produced in Lenzburg for just over a hundred years. The history of the soap factory founded in 1857 is also discussed. The Icon Museum shows the sacred aspect of purity, in particular the contrast between Russian sacred images and the industrial steel sculptures of James Licini (1937).

Two Centuries Underwear

Poster. Photo: Museum of Valagin

The Museum presents a small part of the textile collections of underwear. The underwear tells a lot about fashion and social changes. The exhibition shows more than fifty pieces of underwear from the last two centuries. A cultural-historical approach to the most worn garment.

Surrealism in Zug

Friedrich Kieslers Figue Anti-Tabou, Exposition Internationale du Surréalisme, 1947, (Ausstellungsgestaltung: Friedrich Kiesler, Photo: Rémy Duval) © 2019 Österreichische Friedrich und Lillian Kiesler-Privatstiftung,Vienna.

To begin its anniversary year, the House of Art Zug (Kunsthaus) shows what was a focus of the collection right from the start: Swiss surrealist and fantastic art. The maverick, idiosyncratic aspects of the surreal and fantastic trends in art are what remain attractive about this collection focus, down to the present day. The exhibition (Fantastisch Surreal. Die Sammlung) addresses the different styles of Surrealism.

“A Surrealist exhibition to outdo all others!” That was the aim of the Surrealist exhibition in Paris in 1947, organised by André Breton, Marcel Duchamp and Frederick Kiesler. The rooms in which the exhibition was held were part and parcel of its artistic concept. Architecture and art became a unity. The exhibition (André Breton, Marcel Duchamp and Frederick Kiesler. Surrealistische Räume 1947) will be recreated in Zug, using some 100 original sketches and photographs. This is the first time it is shown in this concept outside Vienna.