Le Corbusier & André Evard

An exhibition for the 125th Le Corbusier's birthday and the 40th anniversary of the death of André Evard

03/03/2012 – 08/26/2012

With the famous architect, designer and visual artist Le Corbusier (1887-1965) and André Evard (1876-1972), an important representative of the Swiss avant-garde, the messmer art gallery presented the life and work of two avant-garde artists from Switzerland.


The development of both artistic personalities, whose common beginnings lie in the art school in La Chaux-de-Fonds in the circle of Hodler’s student Charles L’Eplattenier (1874-1946), ranges from Art Nouveau to constructive modernism.

With painting, photography and graphics, architecture and design, the exhibition represented the range of fine and applied arts in the 20th century and presented visitors with an exciting juxtaposition of two artist friends who were friends and were honored together in a museum for the first time.

The exhibition was supported by loans from international institutions such as the Fondation Le Corbusier, Paris, the Musée des Beaux Arts de La Chaux-de-Fonds and the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, and was sponsored by the Swiss cultural foundation Pro Helvetia.

A catalog brochure was published for the exhibition.