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After reopening in June 2016, the Alimentarium is launching its first ever annual theme: Food – Vice or Virtue? From the magical qualities attributed to certain nutrients, to the economic constraints of organic farming, and to food safety and nutritional concerns, the Alimentarium invites you to explore the concepts of ‘good’ and ‘bad’, ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’, when applied to food and how it is produced. Traversing popular notions and current scientific discourse, this theme adds a new twist to the permanent exhibition. It will evolve throughout the year, with the addition of new content accessible in the Museum itself or 24/7 on its digital platform.

First annual theme since the Museum reopened
With Food – Vice or Virtue? the Alimentarium is launching its first annual theme since reopening in June 2016. This topic adds a sprinkle of seasoning to the three sectors of the permanent exhibition – Food, Society and the Body – as well as to the Museum’s digital content. The Alimentarium invites us to reflect on the notions of ‘good’ and ‘bad’, ‘natural’ and ‘artificial’, in the context of food, whether in relation to industrialisation of production methods, aversion to food, the size of food portions or monitoring data from our body. This is a lively, progressive exploration of perceptions and current scientific discourse.

AQUAEduardo Srur Hora de Onca Beber Agua 2014 2017
Eduardo Srur, Hora da Onça Beber Água, 2014/2017, Ile Rousseau

Continuing its mission to raise awareness on essential issues of our times through contemporary art, the latest art project of ART for The World, is AQUA, an international travelling exhibition focusing on water and its importance to human beings, fauna and flora, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg.

AQUA aims to emphasize society's collective responsibility on the role and use of water in our world today, where water management is a major challenge and a priority objective of the 21st century.

The exhibition is presented in avant-première from Geneva, a quintessential city of water, where the Rhône River, after running through the Canton of Valais and forming Lake Leman, flows through the heart of Geneva, where it converges with the Arve River, before continuing on to Lyon and the Mediterranean Sea.

AQUASilvie Defraoui Archives du Futur Faits et Gestes 2014 Maria Tsagkari One More Garden One More Circle 2013 Chateau de Penthes Photo courtesy Maria Tsagkari
Silvie Defraoui, Archives du Futur (Faits et Gestes), 2014; Maria Tsagkari, One More Garden, One More Circle, 2013, Chateau de Penthes. © Maria Tsagkari

Most of the artworks presented by the 32 contemporary artists invited to exhibit at AQUA are on display for the first time at the exhibition. The exhibition has been conceived to raise public awareness about the notion of interdependence, essential to the conservation of our environment and to the future of our planet. A quick look at the exhibition literature explains it all, "When water is under menace, so too are all forms of life on Earth. Recognised as a vital life-giving element, water is essential to preserving biodiversity and ecosystems. As a human resource, it is at the centre of climate change and its consequences, a possible origin, or a subject of conflict."

Invited artists and filmmakers:
Omar Ba, Nigol Bezjian, Clemente Bicocchi, Stefano Boccalini, Alighiero Boetti, Benji Boyadgian, Jonathas de Andrade, Silvie Defraoui, Michel Favre, Noritoshi Hirakawa, Francesco Jodice, Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, Shin Il Kim, Alexander Kosolapov, Iseult Labote, Salomé Lamas, Marcello Maloberti, Andrea Marescalchi, Carlos Montani, Marcelo Moscheta, Stéphanie Nava, Luca Pancrazzi, Dan Perjovschi, George Pusenkoff, Shimabuku, Eduardo Srur, Barthélémy Toguo, Maria Tsagkari, Velu Viswanadhan, Gal Weinstein, Vasilis Zografos.


10 double tickets to be won for the Lausanne Art Fair, Expo Beaulieu Lausanne, 4-7 May 2017!

A new art fair has been launched in Lausanne, showcasing the work of some of the most talented new artists in the field of contemporary art.

Taking place at Expo Beaulieu Lausanne between 4 and 7 May 2017, Lausanne Art Fair will feature over 2000 pieces of contemporary art selected for display by 80 carefully chosen galleries, located not just within Europe but the rest of the world too. Sculptures, paintings, photographs and ceramics will all be exhibited at this first edition of what is expected to be an annual fair for art enthusiasts in and around Lausanne.

Whether you are simply an amateur artist who appreciates good art, or a professional collector on the search for the next big name in contemporary art, Lausanne Art Fair will provide the opportunity to acquire affordable pieces of work from up-and-coming artists, as well as more expensive creations from renowned artists in this field.

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Did you know that Geneva is home to a cinema organ which, though little-known, is worthy of heritage status for its excellent condition and rich tones. Built by Wurlitzer in 1937 for an English cinema in London, it is one of only five surviving organs from this brand in Europe, outside Great Britain (where cinema organs have been preserved to a much greater extent.)

To ensure it will be well-maintained both now and in the future, admirers of the organ have created an association (Friends of the Collège Claparède Cinema Organ Association), presided over by organists, Nicolas Hafner and Vincent Thévenaz. Since 2014 this association has been organizing an annual organ festival, entitled, "L’orgue fait son cinéma", and which is scheduled to take place this year between 31 March and 8 April, 2017.

80th birthday celebration
For organ enthusiasts this year’s event is a particularly special occasion as the Wurlitzer cinema organ will celebrate its 80th birthday in 2017! Built in the United States in 1937 for the Granada Theater Clapham Junction in London, the organ currently resides at Geneva’s Collège Claparède. Several organists who once played this instrument in London, and who are still alive today, will be special guest performers on two of the most historic and unforgettable evenings of the festival. With ageless humour they will play popular classic tunes from Britain’s recent past. There will also be an opportunity to meet Robert Rowley, who has played a key part in the maintenance of the Wurlitzer organ, and who will both play and host a commentary about the organ during the festival. After opening with organ music that is at once warm, youthful and powerful, the festival will close with a fireworks display on its final evening!

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Lausanne HC vs HC Lugano, Friday 24 February, 2017 at 19h45

On Friday 24 February, ice hockey fans in Lausanne will have the chance to see their favorite club play its last game of the regular season before "the playoffs" commence.  Currently in 4th position in the NLA (National League A), Lausanne HC is clearly hoping for a big win so "the boys in red" can begin the playoff season in the best possible position.

So, whether you are new to the game and miss being a part of “live” sports action, or you are a long-time supporter of this iconic team, this is a wonderful opportunity to spend a great night out with friends, colleagues or family.

Whatever your reason, don't miss out on the chance to witness Vaud’s premier sports and entertainment club in action!  When the team plays at home, the Malley Ice Rink, which sells out for most games, literally vibrates with the emotion and excitement of the cheering fans.