From left to right: Christian Messerli, Jean Crotti, Robert Ireland, Catherine Monney, Jean-Luc Manz and Alain Huck. Archive photograph, 1991
Stéphan Landry (1960-2009), « Tout va bien » (détail), non daté, stylo sur papier quadrillé, 210 x 148 mm, Musée Jenisch Vevey, Donation Ghislaine Landry et Jean-Pierre Landry et Association uno-due-trait
“Everything’s fine” M/2 Stéphan Landry
31 March to 11 June 2017
In spring 2017, the Musée Jenisch Vevey revisits two key players on the Swiss art scene in the 1990s: the M/2 collective (Jean Crotti, Alain Huck, Robert Ireland, Jean-Luc Manz, Catherine Monney and Christian Messerli), which opens an art space in Vevey in 1987, and the artist Stéphan Landry (1960–2009), a peerless draughtsman whose holdings have recently been donated to the museum. What links them together? An exceptional creative vitality anchored in the everyday that has not yet received the public attention it deserves and has been handed down through oral history. Using archive documents, a film and drawings by Stéphan Landry, the museum revives and retells the story of the M/2 project, its artistic strategy and its role as a laboratory for contemporary art in Switzerland, and showcases Landry’s artistic virtuosity.