New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, then Madrid, Palacio Real

Tapestry in the Baroque: Threads of Splendor, 17th October 2007 – 1st June 2008

Works on loan

An Apollo and Daphne tapestry, woven in the Barberini workshops in Rome in 1659-1660, has been loaned to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Palacio Real, Madrid, for this major itinerant show. Thanks to a number of international loans, this exhibition offers an overview of the most prestigious works of seventeenth-century European tapestry. Catalogue in English


Lausanne, Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts

Visions of the Deluge, 2nd February – 29th April 2007

Works on loan

Four monumental tapestries from the series The Life of Noah, woven in Brussels at the beginning of the seventeenth century, have been loaned for this exhibition.

The Musée cantonal des Beaux-Arts of Lausanne has assembled some one hundred works depicting chaos, from the Renaissance to the present day. These include four monumental tapestries, on loan from the Fondation Toms Pauli, from the Life of Noah series (The Building of the Ark, The Deluge, The Drunkenness of Noah, and Noah Gives Thanks to God), woven in Brussels at the beginning of the seventeenth century. Catalogue in French


Zurich, Museum Bellerive

Gilbert Bretterbauer – Vernetzungen, 13rd October 2006 – 21st January 2007

Works on loan

Alongside his own works, the Viennese artist and designer Gilbert Bretterbauer has selected a number of works from the collections of the Fondation Toms Pauli and the Museum für Gestaltung in Zurich to examine and comment on contemporary textile art.

On loan: three works by Elsi Giauque, Kazimiera Gidaszewska and Barbara Levittoux-Swiderska. Catalogue in German

Ligerz, Aarbergerhus

Elsi Giauque: Space Sculpture Transparency, 20th September – 1st October 2006

Work on loan

Artworks by the Swiss textile artist Elsi Giauque from the 1950s to the 1970s play with the notion of space. They demonstrate the evolution of her work from wall hangings to textile sculpture. This retrospective shows pieces from the artist’s estate and from private and public collections.
On loan: Hommage à Meret Oppenheim, 1985. Catalogue in German


Como, Church of San Francesco

Filophilo – 2005 Miniartextil Como, 15th edition of the International Contemporary Textile Art Exhibition, 24th September – 29th October 2005

Works on loan and collaboration

This annual exhibition assembles mini-textiles by international artists, selected by a jury. Nine major works from the twentieth-century textile-art collection of the Fondation Toms Pauli are also displayed: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Machiko Agano, Olga de Amaral, Elsi Giauque, Suellen Glashausser, Kiyomi Iwata, Peter and Ritzi Jacobi, Hanna Jung and Lenore Tawney. These pieces provide a large format historical reading of the development of tapestry art.

Tapestry in the Baroque, New York et Madrid, 2008
Visions du déluge, Lausanne, 2007
Vernetzungen, Zurich, 2006
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