Impressions of Africa
White man - Black man

Pierre A. Foundation
2015

ClientPierre Arnaud Foundation

LocationLens Crans-Montana, Switzerland

DateJune - Oct. 2015

Size1.100 m2

ScopeArtistic direction, scenography and exhibition design, team coordination with multimedia and graphics design

Project leaderMarc Sarrazin

CuratorsAlain Weill, Nicolas Menut, Christophe Flubacher

ArchitectJP Emery & Partners

Partnerson-situ

Multimediaon-situ

GraphicsRegis Tosetti

The Pierre Arnaud Foundation — named after the Swiss collector — was founded by daughter and son-in-law, Sylvie and Daniel Salzmann, to perpetuate his memory.

In 2012, the Foundation entrusted Studio Adrien Gardère and his long-term partner, on-situ, in charge of both mediation and multimedia, with the design of its first six exhibitions. These were conceived by the Studio and on-situ, as a “collection” of scenographic and multimedia installations. For the Foundation, the Studio developed a tailor-made flexible exhibition system of cases and self-standing walls which allows reconfiguring the spaces for each new exhibition. 

 

The winter exhibitions highlighted the major pictorial trends that marked the history of western art between 1850 and 1950, establishing a parallel between Swiss and Western painters. 
The summer exhibitions confronted the Indigenous arts and with the great artistic currents of the 20th-century.

 

White man / Black man - Impressions of Africa is the Foundation's sencond summer exhibition.

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ClientPierre Arnaud Foundation

LocationLens Crans-Montana, Switzerland

DateJune - Oct. 2015

Size1.100 m2

ScopeArtistic direction, scenography and exhibition design, team coordination with multimedia and graphics design

Project leaderMarc Sarrazin

CuratorsAlain Weill, Nicolas Menut, Christophe Flubacher

ArchitectJP Emery & Partners

Partnerson-situ

Multimediaon-situ

GraphicsRegis Tosetti