Nicolas Party


MASI will be presenting a temporary exhibition of the Swiss artist Nicolas Party. The exhibition is the first large, partially retrospective exhibition of Party’s oeuvre to be organised by a museum, featuring works produced from 2013 to the present day. 

For this occasion the artist has designed a site specific architecture in which he will present works pertaining to the five main recurring motifs he has explored throughout his career: still life, portraits, landscape, rocks and caves. The display will feature pastels on canvas, painted sculptures and four large site specific murals conceived specifically for the occasion. Party’s works are characterized by a non-naturalistic choice of bold, contrasting colours and by a simplification of the form which aim at capturing the essence of the subject and seem to be suspended between abstraction and representation. The extremely colourful exhibition design conceived by the artist will contribute to the creation of a mysterious and stimulating universe which will certainly trigger the perceptive and emotional response of the visitors in new and unexpected ways.


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  • Press conference
    Friday May 7th,
    11 am

    Saturday May 8th,
    6 pm