when the sun goes down and the moon comes up
For its third XL Open Invitation exhibition, the MAH welcomes artist Ugo Rondinone (1964-) as he takes over its main building and collection to create a unique aesthetic experience.
How is a place, an experience, a way of seeing radically reinvented ? That is the question Ugo Rondinone explores in this exhibition on view from January 26 to June 18, 2023. For the third annual Open Invitation, the artist has taken over the museum’s building and collection to create a web of unexpected connections and echoes. Staging his own work in conversation with Ferdinand Hodler and Félix Vallotton in particular, all while responding to the museum’s architecture, he presents a journey through appearances and takes us to the other side of the looking glass. This is an intimate, night-time voyage into the psychology of the human condition filled with contrasts. the sun and the moon, Rondinone’s emblematic and dramatic sculptures, punctuate the trajectory and guide visitors in an exploration of the great matters of our relationship to the world : love, desire, death and nature call to each other and clash in a wide-ranging and surprising orchestration.
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