Janette Laverrière

*1909 in Lausanne/Switzerland,† 2011 in Paris/France



5th Berlin Biennale - Day

La lampe dans l'horloge, 2008

Mirrors and bookshelves by Janette Laverrière, exhibition conceived in collaboration with Nairy Baghramian


List of works:


À Gustave Courbet

Blue glass, black enamelled metal, varnished pear tree, gold leaf frame, 2001


Bibliothèque verticale

Metal structure, painted wooden bookshelves, books, 2008


Chacun sa vérité, homage to Pirandello

Varnished mahogany, outer wings with red lacquer inside, sanded oak veneer face, 2001



Speckled maple, sycamore and multipli, 1989



Varnished pear wood, painted wood and multipli, 2001



Mirror, tinted oak and coloured glass, 2003


La Commune, homage to Louise Michel

Box in varnished rosewood with red, mauve and black lacquer, metal lid, 2001


Le Carré

Lacquered wood, 2001


Sourire, reference to Alice in Wonderland

Wrought iron, multipli and frosted mirror, 2001


Sourire 2

Wrought iron, multipli and frosted mirror, 2001



Multipli with rosewood veneer, 2001


Victor Hugo

Wood, mirror, 2004


Nairy Baghramian/Janette Laverrière:

La deuxième lampe dans l’horloge

Aluminium floor, free-standing walls, stairs



Janette Laverrière: La lampe dans l'horloge, 2008 Installation view 5th Berlin Biennale, Schinkel Pavillon. Photo: Uwe Walter

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