[ CARTE BLANCHE – Qui êtes-vous Hans ? ]

Exhibition at the Fondation de l’Hermitage, Lausanne from June 25 – October 31, 2021

Hans Emmenegger was inspired by Arnold Böcklin’s painting «L’ ́Île des morts» to create certain paintings, including «Colline aux cyprès». For his iconic work, Böcklin had drawn on the atmosphere of the English Cemetery in Florence, a space planted with cypress trees, where one of his daughters was buried. In her turn, Yolane Rais reinterprets the paintings of Emmenegger and Böcklin, in a video where she observes and films the lake of Gruyère, the island of Ogoz and its ruined castles.


ECAL/Yolane Rais
Île des morts, 2021 vidéo, 2’52’’