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Kiki Smith. Hearing You with My Eyes

With a selection of nearly one hundred pieces, some of which have never been shown in Europe before, the exhibition includes work the american artist made over the past forty years. It is organized around the theme of sensory perception, which has been central to Smith’s work yet little explored until now.

The Collection

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"Come and see here what you won't see elsewhere!" is the slogan for the permanent exhibition, laid out chronologically over two floors to showcase treasures from Vaud's art collections, with some three hundred works dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Kiki Smith: exclusive interview

In an extensive interview, Kiki Smith describes the exhibition she conceived for MCBA, comments on 3 works, explains what it means to be an artist…

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Browsing the collection

Each month, new works are added to the list of comments written by the MCBA’s curatorial team.
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Browsing the collection (in FR)


Currently closed, MCBA is leaving the Palais de Rumine for a made-to-measure building a stone’s throw from the station, on the site of a future arts neighbourhood

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Fine art, photography, design, textile arts: by their very nature, these artistic fields have reason to enter into dialogue. The union of MCBA, the Musée de l’Elysée and the mudac, complemented by the presence of the Toms Pauli and Félix Vallotton Foundations, will form PLATEFORME 10, a new “arts district” next to the Lausanne train station.

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Ernest Biéler, "L’Eau mystérieuse" (The Mysterious Water) (1911), tempera on paper mounted on canvas, 146.3 x 376.4 cm. On deposit from the Fondation Gottfried Keller, Office fédéral de la culture, Bern, 1913 © Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne

The Collection