Sarah Margnetti. Supportive Structures

Where?
Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
When
From 30.09.2022 to 23.04.2023
Manor Art Prize 2022 Vaud.
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Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts
PLATEFORME 10
Place de la Gare 16
1003 Lausanne

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From 30.09.2022 to 23.04.2023
Open
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

Free admission
Closed on 25 December and 1 January

Access
CFF train station: 3 minutes on foot
Bus 3, 21, 85: «Lausanne-Gare» stop
Metro M2: «Lausanne-Gare» stop

More info
For her solo show in the Espace Projet gallery, Sarah Margnetti will exhibit a large selection of recent works, as well as wall paintings that will be done on site.

A master of the trompe-l’oeil technique, Sarah Margnetti has developed a pictorial style that combines optical illusions with abstract forms. Used in monumental wall paintings and occasionally on canvases, her motifs depict fragments of bodies, most often female ones, whose function is redirected or reappropriated (an ear becomes a body, a body a brain, and so on), or they are worked out in multiple variations. They loom up from or melt into architectural or interior decorative elements borrowed from the world of the stage (curtains, balustrades, seats, etc.).

Among the sensory organs, the ear is a motif that crops up over and over. It vanishes into the knots in the wood of a trompe-l’oeil décor, or extends the decorative scheme of a fireplace, morphs into an artist’s palette, or replaces the eyes in a face. The artist’s practice seems then to point up listening rather than language or vision, playing off and with, mining and undermining, the traditional motifs littering the history of art, especially that of the female body.

Curator of the exhibition: Nicole Schweizer, curator of contemporary art.
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