Résister, encore


Withdrawal, silence, resilience, outcry, indignation, protestation, action, reflection, satire, humor… This collective show exemplifies the forms of resistance artists have developed when faced with the great challenges of our age – those forms amount to survival strategies.

Nowadays there is no dearth of opportunities and urgency to resist the “system” – whether named or not. We are witnessing an increasingly emphatic distrust of the political class, whose lack of responsiveness or real powerlessness is pushing a growing number of people to resist by publicly protesting everything, including experiments carried out on animals, massive deforestation, globalization, White supremacy, and sexist advertising.

Exhibition curator: Bernard Fibicher, director of MCBA


Credits and image caption:
Amar Kanwar, "Such a morning", 2017. Video installation, only one projection, color, sound; 85 min. endlessly. Installation view at Galerie Marian Goodman, London. Courtesy of the artist and Marian Goodman Gallery, Paris. Photo: Thierry Bal

Featuring works by

Miriam Cahn
Banu Cennetoğlu
Michel François
Philip Guston
Thomas Hirschhorn
Amar Kanwar
William Kentridge
Sigalit Landau
Nalini Malani
Teresa Margolles
Zanele Muholi
Félix Vallotton


Resist, Anew

Bernard Fibicher (ed.), with essays by Mieke Bal, Pascal Chabot, Markus Gabriel, Isabelle Graw, Mary Jane Jacob, Plínio Prado, Andrew Ross, Gregory Sholette, Markus Steinweg, and Michel Thévoz. Co-published by the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts of Lausanne and JRP Editions, Geneva, 2022, 2 available editions: Eng./Fr., 176 p.

Available to order at the MCBA bookshop

CHF 25.– in bookstores / CHF 20.– at the MCBA Bookshop during the exhibition