INTERNATIONAL CAPITAL WORLD CIRCUS LAUSANNE 1987 | 485’000 spectators and visitors 26% foreigner | 450 circus artists | duration of the event 10 months |

  • International Capital World Circus or CAPITAL INTERNATIONAL WORLD CIRCUS is a label 
    Capital International World Circus Lausanne 1987 Idea-concept-management by Youri Messen-Jaschin.  60% show free entrance – 10 month’s of spectacles – 11 exhibition’s – 9 months Circus movie’s -conferences – Circus Open air – 6 circuses under capitals – 450 artists of the circus from all over the world – circus music concert – 3 circus parades – One Guiness Record.
    Support : UNESCO, CONSEIL DE L’EUROPE, OFFICE FEDERAL DE LA CULTURE, PRO HELVETIA, 62 EMBASSY’s, European Community, Canton Vaud, City Lausanne, Office du Tourisme ville de Lausanne, Lausanne Police, Office du Tourisme du Canton de Vaud, Swiss Post, Swiss Railway, Swiss Television and Radio (SFDRS-TSR), Swissair | Schweizerische Kreditanstalt Zurich,Verbandsmolkerei AG Ostermundigen, Caisse Cantonale Vaudoise des Retraites Populaires, Magazine Illustré, Nestlé, Bank für Handel und Effekten Zurich, Kabelwerke Brugg, Rentsch AG Olten, Caran d’Ache, ETA SA, COOP Vaud, Atelier du Nord & M.Werner Jeker, Lacoray SA Geneva, Société Général d’Affichage SGA – APG, Basler Versicherung-Gesellschaft Basel, Morandi Frères SA, Circus National Knie, Mrs Annie Fratellini Paris, Assurance la Genevoise, Fortatech AG St.Gallen, Autophon SA, Graphax AG Zurich,Force 4 France, Lobsiger AG Bern, Manor Suisse, Renault (Suisse), Sibra service sportif, Banque Cantrade Lausanne SA, Bondpartner SA, Kuoni, Migros Bund & Vaud, F.J.Burrus SA, Chocolat Camille Bloch SA, Jeune chambre économique Vaud, Atelier de voyages Lausanne, Wander AG Bern, Mistral Switzerland, Banco di Roma, Orell Fussli Werbe AG Zurich, Zürcher Kantonalbank, Radio TV Steiner, Cardinale Bière, Veillon SA, Staubli International AG, Ringier AG, Mobilière Suisse Berne, Ares-Seronio Group Geneva, Garage de l’Etoile SA, Amaudruz Electricité SA, Librairie Payot SA, Swissair, Donor’s anonymous from Europe, USA & Switzerland, Fundation anonymous from Europe, Canada, Japan, USA, Syma-System SA, Roger Decosterd Carouge, Metallica SA Crissier, Régent SA, Chessex & Cie SA, BTR Prebeton SA, Hôtel Lausanne-Palace, International museum which collaborated and lend works for the various exhibition’s, Cinémathèque Suisse, la Cinémathèque française, Musée Historique de Lausanne, Musée de l’Elysée,  Finance Support 85% Sponsoring from Switzerland all over the World, 15% European privat donation..THE BENEFIT OF WORLD CIRCUS HAS HELPED FINANCE PROJECTS IN SUDAN FOR CHILDREN HAVING AIDS, ALSO ON NUTRITION FOR CHILDREN IN SUB-WEIGHT, NOURISHING WITH CEREAL IN COMPLEMENTS WITH SPIRULINA. WE ALSO SUPPORTED A TARGET PROJECT IN AFRICA WITH THE COOPERATION OF UNICEF.
     Official PosterPrize by the federal inside Department 1987 Switzerland.  This poster gain several international prizes.  design by Werner Jeker

monde du cirque 1987


kuoni Partner  L'Illustré | TV Loisirs | 6 - 12.06.1987   lillustre-partenaire  Garage de l'étoile Renens

Coop Vaud - Chablais - Valais  Radio Steiner Veillon

Pro Infirmis.  Scoop | 1-15.05.1987 Le Matin | 5.09.1987

Exhibitions: Costumes de Cirque – Musée Historique de l’Ancien Evêché | March -May 1987

lausanne   Costumes de Cirque | Musée Historique dee l'Ancien Evêché | Mars -Mai 1987Costumes de Cirque | Musée Historique dee l'Ancien Evêché | Mars -Mai 1987

Exhibition Hôtel de Ville, set of circus animals collection brother Knie..

Collection Frères Knie

Circus Model, exhibition on a surface of 600 m², one of the biggest exhibitions of Circus models of Europe.


417  documents, the press talk about: Capital World Circus Lausanne 87
Advertising Newspaper:
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450 World Circus artists  – © photography by Eric Sröcki

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Circus (Cirque) under capitals: Annie Fratellini National Circus | Knie | Circus Nock | Aladin Circus | Zingaro | Jugend Circus Basilisk |
Exhibition: Musée Historique de Lausanne: Circus Costume of the Knie Dynasty – Galerie de Montbenon: Cinémathèque Circus and Cinema – EPFL | Circus architecture        Musée de l’Elysée: Photography | Knie Dynasty – Place Milan: Model of circus = 600 m2 of miniature circus – Grande salle de Prilly: The world of clowns Fratellini
Circus Costume of the Knie | Musée Historique de Lausanne

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Cinema – Cinémathèque Suisse | Swiss Film library  ” 10 months circus movies”

La Cinématèque Suisse  24heures | 1987   Cinémathèque Suisse | 21.06.1987

Publication – book
Basilisk | 07.1987 | Programm

Basilisk | 07.1987 | Programm

Lausanne – Palace – 75 years of a prestigious hotel 1968


Guiness Book records 1987

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Special postal stamp Swiss Post



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Youri Messen-Jaschin

From (1958 - 1962) his artistic studies lead him to the higher national school of fine arts (student of Professor Arno Roberto Cami) and to the Practical school of the Sorbonne, division of social sciences (history of art, Professor Pierre Francastel) in Paris. From 1962 until 1965, he went to the School of fine arts in Lausanne. He worked with the engraver and painter Ernest Pizzotti. « Expo of Lausanne » in 1964 with his kinetic glass and acrylic sculptures. He worked two years at the “Center of contemporary engraving” in Geneva. Then, he worked in Zurich, where he broadened his pictorial perspective with the painter Friederich Kuhn thru experience of the circle in the face. From 1968 until 1971, he acted at the University of Högskolan för design & Konsthantwerk in Gothenburg, where he created researches of textile kinetic objects. In 1967, he met at an exhibition in Gothenburg Konsthall Jesús - Rafael Soto, Carlos Cruz-Diez and Julio Le Parc. Speaking with these artists, he discovered to be fascinated by optical art. He decided to devote all his research to kinetic art. An extended stay in Gothenburg gave him the opportunity to constantly evolve in movement and geometric shapes, integrating them in his textiles and oil paintings. His research in optical art had a significant impact in this area in Scandinavia. In 1968, Youri received the first prize for the Swiss contemporary engraving art. The same year, he got a scholarship from the Swedish government. In the 1970s, he stayed in Hamburg where he continued to work with artists from northern Germany, collaborating with him on different monumental projects. In 1970, he created a kinetic sculpture for Gould corporation in Eistetten, near the Black Forest in Germany. He took up residence in Bern from 1971 to 1981. His various stays abroad allowed each time to establish a link with artists working in the same artistic movement. Architecture plays an important role in his paintings and sculptures, the search for movement Op Art (kinetic art) in architectural space is a whole, and he could talk about it with Oscar Niemeyer, Burle Marx, in Rio de Janeiro, Otake in Sao Paolo in Brazil, and Clorindo Testa in Buenos Aires. He stayed in Caracas at the end of his trip, where he staged theatre and choreography of his own works which are presented at the Ateneo of Caracas and the “ VIth Festival Internacional de Teatro“, Fundacion Eugenio Mendoza, Asociación cultural Humboldt (Goethe-Institut) and the Alliance Française. He participated in many international exhibitions and got awards from research in optical art in Italy and USA. His works are in private collections, in national and international museums. He created for the Swiss Post, 3 stamps in optical art in 2010. Award 1963 1st Prize of contemporary engraving | Center of Engraving Geneva | Musée d’art et d’Histoire Geneva 1966 Grant of the Swedish state for study at the University of Gothenburg (research in the textil in Op art) 1969 USA | Gould corporation / 1st prize for the realization of a Op art sculpture 1970 2 nd prize for a textile work - electro-acoustic, University of Gothenburg 1971 1st prize for a textile work - electro-acoustic, Röhsska Museum Gothenburg 1985 Italiy | Centro Studi e Ricerche delle Nazioni | World Culture Award | Statue of Victory | 1985 Centro Studi e Ricerche l’Accademia d’Europa | Diploma of Appointment of Academician of Europe | for its cultural and professional activity 1986 Diploma European Schowmen’s Union (For his sincere efforts on behalf of the European Showmen’s Union we hereby extend our special appreciation to.) Bruxelles IV/73 1987 Diploma of nomination "Golden Elephant" (for the merits that he acquired to the cause of the circus) Schweizer National Circus Gebrüder Knie Rapperswil 1998 Installation Award " Certificate of Merit " (Research in Op art) Angel Orensanz Foundation, Center for the arts, New York 2000 Aim for Arts, (International juried exhibition, celebrating artistic achievement) Federation of Canadian artists (1380 oeuvres, 933 artistes de 33 pays) " Living in New York (gouache and collage) received a prize. Exhibition in Vancouver. 2019 USA | 30th international Artavita contest | Award | Certificate of Excellence 2019 USA | Circle Foundation for the Arts | Award for «  Wormhole «  (silkscreen) 2019 USA | Art Room Gallery | Award « Artifact «  Excellent artwork   2019 Italy | Premio Internationale d’Arte | Università Popolare degli studi Milano i Lecce 2019 Italy | Titolo Onorifico | Italia in Arte del Mondo | Lecce 2020 Italy | Honorary Academic Master Emeritus | Biennale Internazionale d’arte Contemporaneo | Titolo Onorifico | Accademia Italia in Arte del Mondo | Mesagne | Italy 2020 Italy | Award for two Muquarmas I+II (screenprinting),  Biennale internazionale d’arte contemporanea, Mesagne Italy

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