The extension building is to be understood as complementary to the first building from 2013: The art collector Nicola Erni shows the two focal points of the collection, photography and contemporary art, in a display she herself curated. Art and design enter into dialogue and complement each other.
Over 350 works by more than twenty artists are shown in an open room-in-room concept. The idea of an ‘Art Walk’ invites visitors to stroll through the generously designed art space. In so doing, the visitor can discover, among other things, different perspectives on the individual exhibitions, as well as on the architecture and its organic interior forms.
The commissioned installation by Rashid Johnson was conceived as a site-specific work and is the highlight of the foyer. The other rooms on the ground floor offer a comprehensive insight into fashion photography. A large selection of photographs by Peter Knapp, Peter Lindbergh and Paolo Roversi are shown together for the first time. All three photographers were active in Paris and worked for renowned fashion magazines and international brands. Nicola Erni developed a close friendship with them that goes beyond artistic collaboration.
On the upper floor, in addition to more photographs, there are installations, sculptures and paintings. Large-format works by Daido Moriyama and Andy Warhol are also celebrated, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the technique of screenprinting.
Visitors will also walk through rooms with works by Hassan Hajjaj, Sylvie Fleury, Miles Aldridge, Cindy Sherman, Nick Knight and collaborations by Jean-Michel Basquiat & Andy Warhol and others.