Nicolas Party





Nicolas Party, Rocks, 2014, Soft pastel on canvas,The Collection of Donald Porteous, Photo by: Michael Wolchover © Nicolas Party

MASI presents the first large solo exhibition devoted to Nicolas Party, the Swiss artist who in recent years has established himself as one of the leading names on the international art scene. The exhibition is divided into thematic nuclei related to the main pictorial genres (still life, landscape, portraiture) which Party revisits by favouring anti-naturalistic colours and an extremely precise treatment of his subjects. The selection of pastel paintings and sculptures, created between 2013 and today, will be presented in an environment transformed by the artist through large site-specific mural paintings. The exhibition will extend beyond the museum space, with the placement of a large sculpture on the Belvedere lawn opposite the LAC cultural centre.


  • Piazza Bernardino Luini 6, 6900 Lugano
  • Tue / Wed / Fri: 11 am – 6 pm
    Thurs: 11 am – 8 pm
    Sat / Sun / Public Holidays: 10 am – 6 pm
    Mon: closed
  • Full price: CHF 20.–/Reduced: CHF 16.–/Ticino Ticket/IoInsegno: CHF 14.–


Nicolas Party Rovine


The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by Scheidegger & Spiess and Edizioni Casagrande, featuring contributions by Tobia Bezzola, Michele Robecchi and Francesca Bernasconi. All the artworks on display have been photographed on site and are reproduced in the publication, along with views of the installation which reveal the exhibition concept as a whole; the catalogue will be vailable during the month of July.

Graphic design by Studio Marie Lusa

Trilingual edition (Italian, English, German).