Lausanne, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts

Flemish Tapestries of the 16th to 18th Century from the Toms Pauli Fondation, 24th September 2004 – 9th January 2005

Own exhibition

The Fondation Toms Pauli will be displaying, for the first time in Lausanne, twenty masterpieces from its ancient tapestry collection most of which has not yet been viewed by the public. A number of very large-format pieces on show highlight magnificently the monumental nature of this art as well as its important role in wall decoration. The exhibition is also a reminder of the fact that historically, Flemish workshops excelled in tapestry-making techniques and could thus transpose into wool and silk the complex designs and immense range of colours visualised by the painters.

 « Pour un peu, on dirait qu’il y a bal à la cour [...] Car jamais encore le Musée des Beaux-Arts n’était apparu ainsi : comme un lieu d’apparat drapé de prestige aristocratique, de laine et de soie qui chatoient dans un éclairage théâtral sur fond de pénombre insolite. », 24 Heures, septembre 2004

Issoudun, Musée de l’Hospice Saint-Roch

International Textile Art, Lausanne 1960–1990, 5th March – 3rd June 2004

Works on loan and collaboration

Sixteen works have been selected by the Issoudun Museum from the Fondation Toms Pauli Collection and are presented alongside works by the Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz, from the Pierre and Marguerite Magnenat collection. Catalogue in French


Angers, Musée Jean Lurçat et de la tapisserie contemporaine

Contempory Textile Art. Collection of the Mary Toms – Pierre Pauli Foundation, Lausanne International Tapestry Biennials (1962–1995), 21st June – 16th November 2003

A co-commissioned exhibition

This exhibition has been organised by the only museum dedicated to contemporary tapestry and is devoted entirely to the the Fondation Toms Pauli modern collection. The thirty-one works on display are representative of the New Tapestry movement which emerged in the context of the Lausanne International Biennials. Catalogue in French

Tapisseries flamandes, Lausanne, 2004
Art textile contemporain, Angers, 2003
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