Curated by the Fondation Toms Pauli for the Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, Tapisseries
nomades retraces the textile art’s evolution from the 1960s to the 2000s: from classical wall tapestry to
textile sculpture and from decoration to installation. The exhibition is made up exclusively of works from
the foundation’s 20th century collection.
On display are thirty works, some very large and many recently acquired, representing an all but
unknown facet of the foundation’s collection. They illustrate the innovations of such pioneers of the
tapestry revival as Jean Lurçat, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Jagoda Buić, Olga de Amaral, Elsi Giauque
and Machiko Agano.