Gstaad - Exposition
Tracing the origins and development of decoupage as a material, the exhibition pays homage to the history of the art and its Swiss heritage, alongside a selection of contemporary works contributed by Tarmak22 collaborators,
Sadie Coles, David Zwirner and Gagosian.
After the discovery of the work of the artist Johann-Jakob Hauswirth - considered the "father" of Swiss decoupage - forty years after his death in 1871, the Musée du Vieux Pays-d'Enhaut in Château-d'Oex committed itself to preserving the artistic heritage of decoupage in the region from the time of its foundation in 1922. This has enabled decoupage to receive deserved attention and thus to continue to exist in the region today.
Thanks to the generous loan of the Musée du Vieux Pays-d'Enhaut, the collection of the Château de Rougemont, which represents an important part of the work of the three Swiss masters Johann-Jakob Hauswirth (1809-1871), Louis David Saugy (1871-1953) and Christian Schwizgebel (1914-1993) as well as their contemporaries, will be on display.