Exhibition

Textile Garden

15.7. – 30.10.2022


Cords, yarns, and threads: these are the raw materials used by international textile artists who radically expanded the possibilities of their art from 1960 onward. Using sisal, wool, or maize they revived tried-and-tested culture techniques of indigenous peoples, always look-ing for a creative dialogue between material and technique. The woven or knotted works grow into space at a scale that is at times overwhelming, bursting open the boundaries between sculpture and environment. Top pieces from the two most important Fiber Art collections, the Fondation Toms Pauli Lausanne and the museum’s own Decorative Arts Collection, evoke associations with plants, flowers or weather phenomena and invite the public to immerse themselves in an atmospheric presentation.

  • Magdalena Abakanowicz (PL, 1930–2017)
  • Machiko Agano (JP, *1953)
  • Olga de Amaral (CO, *1932)
  • Vrendli Amsler (CH, *1947)
  • Takushi Aono (JP, *1951)
  • Pierrette Bloch (CH/FR, 1928–2017)
  • Cyril Bourquin (FR/CH, *1930)
  • Heidi Bucher (CH, 1926–1993)
  • Jagoda Buić (HR, *1930)
  • Maria Teresa Chojnacka (PL, *1931)
  • Krystyna Czarnocka (PL, 1920–2005)
  • Cécile Feilchenfeldt (CH, *1973)
  • Lissy Funk (DE/CH, 1909–2005)
  • Elsi Giauque (CH, 1900–1989)
  • Françoise Grossen (CH, *1943)
  • Gjertrud Hals (NO, *1948)
  • Sheila Hicks (US/FR, *1934)
  • Peter Jacobi (RO/DE, *1935) & Ritzi Jacobi (RO/DE, 1941–2022)
  • Hanna Jung (PL, 1927–1982)
  • Naomi Kobayashi (JP, *1945)
  • Tetsuo Kusama (JP, *1946)
  • Maria Łaszkiewicz (LV/PL, 1891–1981)
  • Barbara Levittoux-Świderska (PL, 1933–2019)
  • Charlotte Lindgren (CA, *1931)
  • Anne-Marie Matter (CH, 1936–2007)
  • Aurelia Muñoz (ES, 1926–2011)
  • Jolanta Owidzka (PL, 1927–2020)
  • Anne Flaten Pixley (FR/US, *1932)
  • Urszula Plewka-Schmidt (PL, 1939–2008)
  • Mariette Rousseau-Vermette (CA, 1926–2006)
  • Wojciech Sadley (PL, *1932)
  • Cynthia Schira (US, *1934)
  • Johanna Morel von Schulthess (CH, *1940)
  • Marie Schumann (DE, *1991)
  • Carol Shaw-Sutton (US, *1948)
  • Satoru Shoji (JP, *1939)
  • Verena Sieber-Fuchs (CH *1943)
  • Alicja Siodłowska-Wiśniewska (PL, 1921–2009)
  • Lenore Tawney (US, 1907–2007)
  • Krystyna Wojtyna-Drouet (PL, *1926)
  • Mariyo Yagi (JP, *1948), Claire Zeisler (US, 1903–1991)
  • Małgorzata Żerwe (PL, *1954)
Exhibition view

What’s on

{"screen":"any","start":"2022-12-01","end":"2024-12-01","scope":"forever","event_type":"","audience":"","exhibit":"34762","location":""}