Virginie Otth

A lake in the eye
03.11.2023 – 25.02.2024

A key figure in contemporary photography in Lausanne, Virginie Otth (Switzerland, 1971) presents four previously unseen works, as well as her first film. This monographic exhibition brings together works that combine the various interests and reflections that have animated the artist for many years, and which question the relationship to the fragmentary, lacunar and ever-renewed world offered by photography, but also by our gaze and our perception.

A monumental work entitled Multiple/désirs, which makes its debut in the museum's collection, deals with the question of the object of feminine desire. In her work Jardins, images printed on cardboard that line the exhibition space establish a link with the very concrete world of the idea of nature, the ephemeral, even the precarious.



Virginie Otth. Pour l'instant.

Capturing the almost-nothing, the everyday, the desire through a gaze. Between oneself and the world: photography as a focus. Is it possible to seize power (in imagery) with affection and gentleness? How to escape the ordinary, the commonplace, and the trivial aspects of the repetition of our action...
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