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LAC - Art and Culture

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Northern and Southern Europe

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Festival del Cinema

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The Swiss Cultural Institute
Washington DC

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Non-profit Association "Fare arte nel nostro tempo" - Lugano

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The Swiss Club
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Events and activities 

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Franklin University Switzerland Lugano

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LAC - Art and Culture in Lugano

VISUAL ARTS - Exhibition


The aim of the Lugano exhibition is to highlight the relationship between Oppenheim and her fellow artists in the 1930s: Man Ray, Marcel Duchamp, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Arp, to name just a few, documented by some of their most significant works. The exhibition offers the chance to understand the young artist’s interpretation of the themes of Surrealism, and how she herself influenced the movement with her personality and her charisma.

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The works are exhibited on a rotating yearly basis, and the way they are mounted is aimed at diversifying the approaches to interpretation each time, so that visitors can enjoy the full wealth and variety of the museum’s permanent collection. Since the nineteenth century the methods of displaying and classifying art collections have been subject to constant change, proof of how the viewing and interpretation of a work are unequivocally influenced by cultural and historical factors. From colored walls completely covered by “painting galleries”, to a chronological arrangement by schools and movements, to room after room of rigorously monographic criteria, the methods used are never definitive nor are they irreversible.  

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The collection
Meret Oppenheim

The opening of a new venue at the LAC has given the Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana the chance to exhibit its own permanent collection in a continuing fashion. Being able to present both the collection and the exhibitions at the same time means having the opportunity to show the binding relationship between the museum’s artistic holdings and the various temporary exhibitions.
Meret Oppenheim (1913-1985) is a foremost twentieth-century artist, a legendary figure who achieved recognition within the male-dominated context of Surrealism, while at the same time developing her own independent research.













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