26 August 2022

The best exhibitions of the fall

by Mélissa Gargiullo

©Fondation de l’Hermitage ©

Some Swiss exhibitions not to be missed!

A rich cultural season ! Painting, photography, design, abstract art or history of time, a multiple choice to satisfy all our desires to awaken our senses!

Stéphane Zaech, Nefertiti,
Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds

©Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds

We go to La Chaux-de-Fonds to explore the artistic world of the Vaudois artist Stéphane Zaech. 
The exhibition at the Musée des Beaux-Arts in La Chaux-de-Fonds retraces the last ten years of painting by Stéphane Zaech. You will notice that the works are as absurd as they are brilliant. Distorted human anatomies, illogical associations… Stéphane Zaech sees work as a game that consists in looking for something other than the obvious.
A great opportunity to learn more about this Swiss artist while enjoying a moment of distraction within his colorful paintings.

Exhibition Stéphane Zaech, Nefertiti
18.06.2022 – 16.10.2022
Musée des Beaux-Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds
Rue des Musées 33
2300 La Chaux-de-Fonds

Henri Cartier-Bresson
La Fondation Pierre Gianadda

©Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos. Collection Szafran, Fondation Pierre Gianadda

A day in the Valais, you will discover the exhibition of the Pierre Gianadda Foundation, in Martigny, highlighting the main works of Henri Cartier-Bresson, one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century. These photographs are from the Szafran Collection of the Pierre Gianadda Foundation. Known for capturing key events of the twentieth century, find photos of the photographer’s travels; from India to Mexico through France.
The second part of the exhibition focuses on the friendship between Henri Cartier-Bresson and Sam Szafran, with more intimate photos and portraits.
A rich collection and not to be missed by photography lovers.

Henri Cartier Bresson et la Fondation Pierre Gianadda
10.06.2022 – 20.11.2022
Fondation Pierre Gianadda
Rue du Forum 59
1920 Martigny

Queer — Diversity is our nature
Musée d’histoire naturelle de Berne

©NMBE/ Rodriguez

This is a surprising and up-to-date exhibition. The Musée d’Histoire Naturelle in Bern has extended its successful exhibition; Queer – Diversity is in our nature. This exhibition takes a look at sexual and gender diversity not only in humans but also in animals. Take part in the debate between nature and culture, biological discoveries and current social debates. The exhibition is conceived as an abstract landscape where you can move freely and make your own discoveries. A colorful and informative exhibition that will make you think about masculine and feminine. Two categories far from fixed.

“Queer – Diversity is in our nature” opens the doors to a growing social evolution.

Queer — La diversité est dans notre nature
09.04.2022 – 19.03.2023
Musée d’histoire naturelle de Berne
Bernastrasse 15
3005 Berne

Achille Laugé
La Fondation de l’Hermitage

The Fondation de l’Hermitage in Lausanne is offering for the first time in Switzerland a major retrospective of the French painter Achille Laugé. The artist fascinates by his working life within the neo-impressionist movement. The exhibition brings together more than 80 works, covering the entire career of Achille Laugé.
Paintings inspired by nature, delicate and of a certain sensitivity represent the work of Laugé. He realized sumptuous still lifes while using a reduced palette with pure colors.
A moment of relaxation and culture to discover at the Fondation de l’Hermitage. 

Achille Laugé
24.06.2022 – 30.10.2022
La Fondation de l’Hermitage
Rte du Signal 2
1018 Lausanne

10 milliards d’années
Musée d’art et d’histoire Genève (MAH)


In Geneva, the Museum of Art and History proposes an exhibition on time. 10 billion years is the estimated life span of the sun. This great duration is in fact a circumscribed temporal framework. The question then arises: what kind of time are we talking about? How to calculate it? 
Through the horology’s collection of the MAH, one of the most important in the world, you will discover what the notion of time means. MAH explores this notion and asks the question of the time of clocks in relation to the time of artists.
The exhibition, which takes place in Geneva, the hosting city of CERN, will take you on a travel in time through all kinds of watch models.

10 milliards d’années
22.07.2022 – 30.10.2022
Musée d’art et d’histoire Genève (MAH)
Rue Charles-Galland 2
1206 Genève

Niki de Saint Phalle
Kunsthaus Zürich

©Kunsthaus Zürich

Let’s head to Zurich for an upcoming exhibition in honor of Niki de Saint Phalle, one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Niki de Saint Phalle gained worldwide fame with her work entitled “Nanas”. Through her sculptures we find a joie de vivre and a certain carefree attitude representative of the artist. Her works are at times eccentric, emotional, dark and brutal, but also humorous, profound and challenging. Her great interest in social and political issues makes her questionning institutions and the classical distribution of roles. The Kunsthaus Zürich presents works that best represent the complex and interesting work of Niki de Saint Phalle.
We note this exhibition in our calendars for this season !

Niki de Saint Phalle
02.09.2022 – 08.01.2023
Kunsthaus Zürich
Heimpl. 1/5
8001 Zürich

Roberto Ciaccio. Le don de l’origine
MUSEC Lugano


A trip to Ticino, and more precisely to Lugano, will allow you to discover this exhibition dedicated to the Italian artist Roberto Ciaccio. The MUSEC highlights the artist’s incessant research mixing art and philosophy. The art of monochrome, a way to see the world but also to feel the existence. Through his paintings, the artist tells a story, the story of time. 
Find all the key works of Ciaccio representing his entire career as a painter. 
An exhibition not to be missed by all art lovers!

Roberto Ciaccio. Le don de l’origine
09.06.2022 – 26.02.2023
MUSEC Lugano
Riva Antonio Caccia 5
6900 Lugano