MUDAC - musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporains

Past exhibition

Body Extensions


The fantasy of body extension has always formed part of human preoccupations. In order to increase their power, protect themselves or pursue their desire for seduction, human beings have resorted to all sorts of artifices and devices enabling them to become taller, to spread, or even to swell.

These attempts at body extension always appear in the front lines of contemporary creation. The mudac re-stages this theme which was first presented during spring 2004 at the Bellerive Museum in Zurich. Visual arts, fashion, jewellery, stage costumes, comic strips, the cinema and everyday objects are part of the many works that are presented in our rooms by twenty creators.