The new exhibition of contemporary art, entitled Caroline Tschumi – Illuminated Princesses, will take place in the rooms of the castle from 9 September 2022. The Chillon Castle Foundation has commissioned twelve exclusive portraits from the Swiss artist. Within her unique, magical and colourful universe, the Vaudoise reinterprets the countesses and duchesses of the House of Savoy who lived at the end of the Middle Ages. They will take pride of place in the heart of the Lake Geneva fortress until 19 February 2023. The drawings are made with coloured pencils or permanent ink pens.
The public is invited to walk through the rooms of the heritage building and to enter into the imagination and symbols of an anachronistic past magnified by Caroline Tschumi, by following a guided tour, a self-guided tour with chronological milestones or the family and children’s tour, the material for which is distributed at the ticket office.
This temporary exhibition is also complemented by a catalogue and a cultural programme in October and November.
In the drawing chosen for the poster of the temporary exhibition, Caroline Tschumi presents her portrait of Bonne de Bourbon. The artist reinterprets the countess on a horse of fire in front of the Castle of Chillon.