WoPart – A taste of Art 2.0

December 15, 2020

Despite the context, BNP Paribas in Switzerland is happy to renew its annual appointment with the art world, confirming its support to WoPart (Work on Paper Art fair) through an innovative virtual session.

WoPart 2020 : an innovative edition

Organized since three years in Lugano, Wopart invite this year visitors to discover a digital version of the fair as well as our two exclusive rooms, where BNP Paribas Swiss Foundation is hosted.

The first room is dedicated to masterpieces on paper from the Collection of the Foundation such as Le Corbusier, David Hockney and Joan Miró.

The second one is dedicated to an exhibition of recent works by Lisa Lurati, a young promising talent from Ticino selected by the artistic committee of the Foundation. Visitors can discover a selection of works on paper (mainly photographs) she produced during her artistic residency at La Cité des Arts in Paris, during the last months. The works are also exhibited in the Bank’s function rooms and hallways in Lugano.

Lisa LURATI: a talented young artist

Lisa Lurati was born in 1989 in Lugano.Through a broad palette of techniques on paper ranging from photography to drawing, she also experiments cyanotype, sculpture and video. Her work manages to occupy a very particular space. A space where pure aesthetics mingle with the deeply personal, where existential mediations are thrown into the mix with the absurd and trivial, all the while keeping up a deep sense of humility and wonder towards the outside and inside world.

Lisa has recently finished her Master at the Institut Kunst of Basel (FHNW) in addition to photography studies at the Centre d’Enseignement Professionnel de Vevey (CEPV). She will hold her second solo institutional exhibition, after the one in Photoforum Pasquart (Biel) in 2018, at the Centre d’Art Contemporain in Yverdon (CACY) in 2021.

Untitled, 2020 Colored photogram 40 x 30 cm – unique

The Foundation: a support to young swiss artists

Raising awareness of the work of young graduates through initiatives such as the Lugano Art Event serves as a genuine springboard for emerging artists; this is particularly true in Ticino, where there are no art schools to speak of.

Every year, the Lugano Art Event fosters valuable dialogue between Bank clients, the selected artist and the leaders of local cultural institutions.

Lisa Lurati, Stage of Disapearance, 2020 (work in progress)

Lisa Lurati, Stage of Disapearance, 2020 (final work)