IWC Museum

In July 2007, the IWC Museum opened on the first floor of the historical headquarters in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. The concept for the museum, which was set up by the Institute for Cultural Exchange, comprises the display of more than 230 carefully selected exhibits.

Display cases, which appear to float in mid-air, impart the history, philosophy and further information about the products of the IWC, from the very beginning until today. The exhibition of the east wing focuses on the IWC watch families, while the west wing concentrates on the historical development of IWC products. The “mechanical display case”, an audio-visual highlight in the centre of the west wing, introduces the company’s fascinating history in eight different languages.

The central idea of the museum’s concept is to create a multimedia-based access, which allows the visitor to immerse by means of multi-level interactive screens, either very quickly or more intensively into the multi-faceted world of IWC watches.

Installation view Museum IWC Schaffenhausen

Main Building Museum IWC Schaffenhausen

© IWC Schaffenhausen

Reshaped Reality

50 Years of Hyperrealistic Sculpture

The Institute for Cultural Exchange and Tempora proudly present the exhibition Hyperrealism Sculpture. Ceci n’est pas un corps at La Boverie, Liège. A comprehensive selection of sculptures by international representatives of the Hyperrealistic movement gives a profound insight into the development of this movement since the 1970’s. The exhibition will be on display from 22 November 2019 to 03 May 2020. Previous presentations of the exhibition, for example in Spain, the Netherlands and Denmark, broke all visitor records.

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Conditio Humana

Hyperreal Bodies in Art

We are pleased to present our latest exhibition Conditio Humana, which brings together outstanding pieces of hyperrealistic painting and sculpture in order to question the body in art as a projection screen of the present. As the venue onto which we project our standards and ideals, the body is more than ever where our reality checks take place and where we seek our self and express our identity. Since the beginnings a central subject of the hyper realistic sculptors, the human body will be for the first time explicitly examined from the viewpoint of the photorealists. Thus, this exhibition opens up new perspectives on both approaches of the same tradition.

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Patricia Piccinini

Embracing the Future

We are pleased to announce our exhibition project Patricia Piccinini. Embracing the Future. This survey exhibition of the Australian artist, which had its premiere at ARKEN Museum for Moderne Kunst, Denmark, lets the viewer peek into the future and question one’s own existence. With her hybrid creatures, Piccinini picks up relevant social topics and discourses and opens up new, possible perspectives on the future of mankind.

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La Bohème

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre

We are pleased to announce the current venue of our successful exhibition La Bohéme. Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre at Landesgalerie Linz.  From October 17, 2019 to January 19, 2020 the exhibition presents the extensive lithographic work of Toulouse-Lautrec from the collection of Musée d’Ixelles, Brussels. Toulouse-Lautrec, like no one else, was able to capture the attitude towards the Parisian nightlife through reduced, but expressive forms as well as intense coloring. The relatively new medium of the poster turned gradually into a recognized art form, which radically changed the urban landscape during the Belle Époque. Accompanied by works of Lautrec’s processors and contemporaries, like Alfons Mucha, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen or Félix Vallotton, the exhibition gives a profound insight into the fascinating world of the art of the poster around 1900.

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