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

Supernatural

Sculptural Visions of the Body

The exhibition project Supernatural. Sculptural Visions of the Body is designed in collaboration with the Kunsthalle Tübingen and will there be presented from October 10, 2020 until March 7, 2021. The group show brings together international artists like Isa Genzken, Sam Jinks or Anna Uddenberg who reflect on future body images in the face of genetic engineering and digital transformation. Approximately 35 exhibits push the boundaries of sculpture in the age of the Anthropocene and enable new design possibilities by allowing them to step into the realm of imagination – as supernatural hybrid beings.

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La Bohème

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Masters of Montmartre – the successful exhibition of the Institute for Cultural Exchange is moving to its next venue: From February 15 to May 26, 2020, Toulouse-Lautrec’s extensive lithographic work from the collection of Muséé d’Ixelles will be on view at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath. Toulouse-Lautrec, like no one else, was able to capture the atmosphere of the Parisian nightlife through reduced, but expressive forms as well as intense coloring.  Accompanied by works of Lautrec’s predecessors and contemporaries, like Alfons Mucha, Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen or Félix Vallotton, the exhibition gives a profound insight into the fascinating world of the art poster around 1900.

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Patricia Piccinini

Embracing the Future

We are delighted to announce the current venue of our exhibition project Patricia Piccinini – Omfamna framtiden at Borås Konstmuseum. From Februray 8 to August 30, 2020 this survey exhibition of the Australian artist lets the visitor peek into the future and question one’s own existence. Based on 42 exhibits (sculptures, installations, collages and video) this solo show presents the complete œuvre of the artist, who discusses relevant social topics and discourses. With her hybrid, lifelike creatures, Piccinini opens up new, possible perspectives on the future of mankind and how to handle them.

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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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