17 June - 25 September 2016
Achrome. Piero Manzoni, Painting without colour
The Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts de Lausanne is presenting the first museum exhibition in Switzerland of the work of Piero Manzoni (1933–1963). Centred on the Achromes – the white monochromes the artist worked on during his brief career (1957–1963) – the exhibition comprises 70 outstanding works ranging from the famous wrinkled canvases to the final polystyrene pieces, not to mention his few sculptures and works on paper.
"Achrome" (detail), 1962-1963. Polystyrene pellets and kaolin on canvas, 81.5 x 65.5 cm. Milan, Fondazione Piero Manzoni. Photo: mcb-a/Nora Rupp
The future mcb-a is under construction!
The future mcb-a is under construction! At the end of the exhibition, the museum as planned in its future location comes to light: information and news,insights into the collection, an immersive installation by artist Claudia Comte, a Café and a very special place dedicated to young visitors.