Upcoming: WOMEN TELLING THE FUTURE, 3 oct et 6 dec 2020, Palais de Rumine, Lausanne

A performance on the future when it comes to…….. coffee grains.

How to make, how to drink and how to prepare your greek coffee is essential. Nevertheless small “acts of destruction” and “a journey towards yourself” are part of the game for the near future to be revealed.

The artists, Vana Kostayola and Sofia Kouloukouri, put to performance their friends who have the know-how of reading the future in the greek coffee. Ceci n’est pas une performance ?

Collaborators: Christina Bisiritsa, Antonia Diakadoni, Pauline Huguet and Alexia Pasteels

Photos of the performance of the 3d of october by Michel Krafft

The event is part of the exhibition Exotic? Switzerland, Looking Outward in the Age of Enlightenment at Palais de Rumine, in Lausanne. The exhibition is the outcome of aprocess of long research by the art historian Noemie Etienne and her collaborators who problematise what was “exotic” in Switzerland of the 18th century and how Switzerland itself was exoticised by internal and external narratives. How and what was constructed as “swiss as the other” and also “the other of the swiss” puts in question the notion of identity and creates reactions. Who is missing from the dominant narratives? How these contributed to the national narrative of the country? How the naturalisation of social differences enabled the construction and division of and in societies, a subject treated by the gender studies proffesor Patricia Purtschert in the catalogue of the exhibition.

Book edited by Claire Brizon, Noémie Étienne, Chonja Lee and Étienne Wismer