Major exhibition

Alexandre Joly

Communicating Vessels

Détail de l'affiche pour l'exposition d'Alexandre Joly, Vases communicants

The vase is one of the most common utilitarian ceramic vessels. Visual artist Alexandre Joly (France, 1977) has chosen as a field for artistic exploration the 2990 examples found in the collections of the Musée Ariana. Among them, he has selected some showpieces from the East and used mirror effects to augment their presence.

The shape of vases is often associated with the human body - belly, neck, lip or heel - but it is their inner breath that the artist has captured here to celebrate its resonance.

Through this visual and audio mise en abyme, each object becomes a vessel to be boarded, inviting us on a journey into infinite spaces.

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Practical informations


Lower ground floor

Audience type

General public


Lift for access to lower ground floor


Combined ticket 15 / 10 CHF

Booking and ticketing

Tickets available online and in person

"Ici, cela a pris une tournure particulière, car l'espace méritait une réponse in situ. On a ces arches, ces voûtes. On a l'impression d'être dans un temple, c'est vraiment particulier!" Découvrez l'exposition en mots et en images. 

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Guided visit

Visites commentées: Alexandre Joly et Hubert Crevoisier

Sunday 5 June, 11:00

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