Listening to the Earth
mudac collection

18.06 – 25.09.2022


The climate and environmental crisis is certainly the most important issue facing humanity in the 21st century. The Earth is suffering and is trying to alert us by various means: climate disruption, rising water levels, declining biodiversity and the extinction of certain animal species. The ecological emergency has spread all over the globe, even to the world of design and applied arts. For several years now, mudac has been collecting works that aim to raise awareness of what the Earth is telling us.

Écouter la Terre plunges viewers into the mudac collection where the various disciplines that make up the collection – design, ceramics, glass art, graphic arts and contemporary jewellery – come together to reflect the challenges of climate change. The works attest to the commitment of designers and open up the scope of possibilities. They appeal to us to no longer consider nature solely through the prism of profitability, productivity or as a limitless resource for humans to use. They implore us to open our eyes on the phenomena that bear witness to the diversity of our blue planet, and to become aware of the fragility of this balance.

Amélie Bannwart
Isaline Vuille

Magali Conus
Boris Dennler

Competition - The work of the public

During the exhibition, the public is invited to take part in the RTS Culture x mudac competition. Participation on site or online.

To be won: entrance tickets, guided tours, vouchers for the mudac-Photo Elysée bookshop and a meeting with the winning artist on 8 September at mudac at Plateforme 10.

  1. Juratuf n°2, Bertille Laguet
  2. Radiator Chair, Boris Dennler
  3. Veilleuse tellurique, Laura Couto Rosado
Take part and try to win

Artists featured

→ Adrien Chevalley (CH)
→ Céline Cléron (FR)
→ Laura Couto Rosado (CH)
→ Bouke de Vries (NL)
→ Boris Dennler (CH)
→ Anaïs Dunn (FR)
→ FormaFantasma (IT)
→ Laure Gonthier (CH)
→ Fabrice Gygi & Marine Julié (CH, FR)
→ David Horvitz (US)
→ huber.huber (CH)
→ Claudie et Francis Hunzinger (FR)
→ Anne Knödler (D)
→ Tomas Kral (SL)

→ Tomas Libertiny (SK)
→ Benoît Maire (FR)
→ Yusuké Offhause (FR/JP)
→ Yann Oulevay (CH)
→ Sandrine Pelletier (CH)
→ Adrien Rovero (CH)
→ Denis Savary (CH)
→ Maude Schneider (CH)
→ Bernhard Schobinger (CH)
→ Brynjar Sigurdarson (IS)
→ Verena Sieber-Fuchs (CH)
→ Studio Wieki Somers (NL)
→ Nel Verbeke (BE)
→ Pedro Wirz (CH/BR)

Visit Guide

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For all those who wish to visit the exhibition, a visitor’s guide, specially designed by graphic artist Anaëlle Clot, will be made available to the public free of charge.
A brochure offering a special tour for children aged 8 to 12 will be available to discover the Listening to the Earth exhibition.


The exhibition is supported by its partners : Julius Bar, main partner, and RTS-Radio Télévision Suisse, media partner of the exhibition.