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Félix Vallotton, La chaste Suzanne (The Chaste Susanna), 1922
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Félix Vallotton

La chaste Suzanne (The Chaste Susanna), 1922
The act of seeing – from dazzlement to the risk of unhinging reason – is the guiding thread of the biblical story that Vallotton, now…
Daniel Spoerri , Aktion Restaurant Spoerri. Tableau-piège (Aktion Restaurant Spoerri. Trap-Painting), 1972
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Daniel Spoerri

Aktion Restaurant Spoerri. Tableau-piège (Aktion Restaurant Spoerri. Trap-Painting), 1972
In 1960, Pierre Restany and Yves Klein created the new realist group. Many artists, including Daniel Spoerri, Arman, Martial Raysse and Jean Tinguely, signed the…
Ernest Biéler, Femme en bleu (Woman in Blue),  1913
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Ernest Biéler

Femme en bleu (Woman in Blue), 1913
Ernest Biéler’s dire financial situation forced him to leave Paris in 1892. He returned to Switzerland, yet happiness eluded him, whether in Geneva, where he…
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Émilienne Farny

Rue de l’Armorique (Façade), c. 1970
From 1962 to 1972 Émilienne Farny lived in Paris, in the 14th arrondissement. As a painter, her focus was always on reality. In the French…
Gustave Buchet , Sculpto-peinture – abstraite – (Sculpto-Painting – Abstract –), 1923–4
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Gustave Buchet

Sculpto-peinture – abstraite – (Sculpto-Painting – Abstract –), 1923–4
In the early 1920s Gustave Buchet painted several flat-surfaced canvases, some of them tending towards abstraction. At the same time, he was involved in projects…
Alfredo Jaar , Real Pictures, 1995-2007
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Alfredo Jaar

Real Pictures, 1995-2007
Alfredo Jaar’s public interventions, installations, photographs and videos all explore the nature of images and our relationship to them. His work closely follows current events…
Luciano Castelli , Haarzupfer (Hair Fleecing), 1973
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Luciano Castelli

Haarzupfer (Hair Fleecing), 1973
Like Urs Lüthi, who also came from Lucerne, Castelli began his career in the early 1970s with representations of his own body, whether in performances…
Tadeusz Kantor , Multipart, 1970
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Tadeusz Kantor

Multipart, 1970
A visual artist and creator of happenings, Tadeusz Kantor was a major figure on the Polish experimental theatre scene as production designer, director and author.…
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Marcel Broodthaers

Le drapeau noir (Black Flag), 1968
In 1968 Marcel Broodthaers started making plastic panels onto which he thermoformed texts sometimes accompanied by an image or punctuation marks, in the manner of…
Janos Urban , Construction n° 6, 1969
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Janos Urban

Construction n° 6, 1969
In 1956 Janos Urban reached Switzerland as a political refugee from his native Hungary. Having begun his artistic training in Budapest, he now continued at…

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