Ulla von Brandenburg
La main (et) le gant, Musée Jenisch Vevey, Vevey/CH
May 17 - August 18, 2024
Vue d’exposition / Installation view La main (et) le gant, 2024, Musée Jenisch Vevey, Vevey/CH Courtesy Musée Jenisch Vevey. Photo Julien Gremaud.

A symbol of power, devotion, and seduction, as well as an indispensable tool for tactile exploration for workers and artists alike, the motif of the hand and glove is explored from the 16th century to contemporary art in this exhibition. Featuring a selection of works from the museum’s collections and enhanced by external loans, this thematic display sheds new light on the narrative functions of the hand, both bare and gloved. The drawings, prints, sculptures, paintings, and videos assembled here testify to the hands’ creative and symbolic power and their chosen accessories, gloves.

Curated by Philippe Piguet, historian, art critic, and independent curator, with the assistance of Margaux Farron, curatorial assistant.

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