Lausanne et son canton affichent une belle santé artistique. Depuis la fin du XXe siècle, la ville a pris une connotation jeune et branchée, tendance design, imputable pour une bonne part à l’excellence de son école d’art (ECAL) qui s’en fait l’ambassadrice loin à la ronde.
Since the 1960s, when art in Vaud was gradually breaking free from its long-standing lack of confidence and ambition, it has developed a multi-cultural vocation with a surprising intensity for its size. The richness, diversity and vitality of its museums and galleries are proof of this.
Lausanne et les arts visuels
In its beautiful country landscape between the Alps and the Jura, lake and plateau, Lausanne is at the crossroads of major communication routes between France, Germany and Italy. The exchange of ideas, influences and even artists has for time immemorial combined the spirit of the north with the energy of the south.
Depuis les années 1990, la Suisse jouit à travers ses plasticiens, ses architectes et ses designers d’une visibilité et d’un intérêt internationaux comme jamais auparavant.
Depuis le tournant du XXe siècle, Lausanne est la ville où le design est roi. Il en est aussi devenu l'ambassadeur international le plus tendance.
For a long time, Lausanne and its canton have maintained a unique relationship with painting, created both from insatiable desire and an inherent distrust in the seduction of images. Many of their artists are conflicted between showing and hiding, revealing all yet concealing a part, as if to intensify desire. Even today, the explosion of techniques and media for contemporary art does not prevent painting from holding a special place, with an almost physical attachment to the act of painting into a completely contemporary level where this show-hide argument has not entirely disappeared.
In 1932, however, Lausanne became the first Romand city to have a plastic arts fund. Designed to “embellish the city”, it commissioned artists: Milo Martin’s Baigneuse at the Parc Mon-Repos was the first. Since 1950, a “cultural percent” has been established for decorating and artistically animating public buildings (roughly 1% of the overall budget).
Lausanne’s love affair with photography started early. Beginning with its first exhibition in 1840, presented by a certain Compar, a “student of Daguerre”, this long union was made official by the opening of the Musée de l’Elysée in 1985. Since then, photography has spread the name of the city, and Lausanne has sent exhibitions and participated in the photographic debate all over the planet.
Galleries et lieux d'art
Amateur d'art ou néophyte, parcourez ici les différentes galleries de la Ville de Lausanne et découvrez les diverses expositions et autres vernissages. Il y en à pour tout les goûts!
Service de la culture
Place de la Palud
Hôtel de Ville
Case postale 6904
Phone +41 21 315 25 25
Fax +41 21 315 20 30
tl: Saint-François, Bel-Air
m1: Lausanne-Flon; m2: Riponne-M. Béjart