An exceptional weekend

New building of Photo Elysée and mudac at Plateforme 10

A look back at two exceptional days!

More than 15,000 of you took part in the discovery weekend of Photo Elysée and mudac’s new building at Plateforme 10, and we thank you for that!

You were able to preview the vast spaces of the building designed by the Portuguese architects Aires Mateus as well as the installation created especially for the occasion by the internationally renowned Swiss artist Christian Marclay, who was able to highlight the architecture and collections of both museums. “Impressive” was the recurring word many of you used when you discovered the building, realizing the magnitude of the architectural challenge.

The handover of the keys to our building marks the end of more than 3 years of construction, but more importantly, the beginning of a new chapter in our history! In the coming months, our teams will progressively move into the building to install the first exhibitions that you will be able to discover next summer.

See you on June 18 and 19, 2022 for the Opening of Photo Elysée and mudac at Plateforme 10!

Video interview of Christian Marclay

Video of the event

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Plateforme 10 support to Ukraine

Plateforme 10 affirms its solidarity with the artists and the Ukrainian population affected by the war.

Photo Elysée, the MCBA and the mudac present the works of 8 Ukrainian artists. Carole Glauser Pidoux, curator of the exhibition Photo Kyiv 2021, has created the corpus of images and ensured the link with the artists.

Artistic creation and the freedom it presupposes, only have meaning in the broader context of the fundamental right to life, to individual freedom and expression and the right of peoples to self-determination.

Through this symbolic action, Plateforme 10 wishes to express its solidarity with the artists and with all those who, today, in Ukraine as elsewhere, are deprived of these rights or are engaged in defending them at the risk of their lives.

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Nathalie Herschdorfer is the New Director of Photo Elysée

A curator, art and photography historian, Nathalie Herschdorfer is appointed Director of Photo Elysée by the Plateforme 10 Foundation. She will take on the position starting June 1, 2022, after being the Director of the Musée des Beaux-Arts in Le Locle, Switzerland since 2014. She is very well acquainted with our institution as she worked for the museum for over ten years as curator and exhibition director (from 1998 to 2010).  

  

Her in depth knowledge of photography and her experience in museum management as well as her national and international cultural network convinced the selection jury which reviewed over 50 applications and auditioned five high level candidates from Switzerland and abroad. Her strategic thinking, as well as her ideas for the further development of our museum in close cooperation with the teams of Plateforme 10 and the two other museums particularly convinced the jury.

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