Photo Elysée joins the FUTURES photography network!

"The ideas and values of supporting, encouraging, and empowering long-term artists, whether emerging or mid-career, are at the heart of our mission and mindset," explains Nathalie Herschdorfer, who welcomes the museum's integration into the FUTURES Photography network, a European platform that brings together a global community of contemporary photographers.

Since 2017, FUTURES has been committed to promoting early and mid-career photographers by offering them the opportunity to integrate into a network of professionals, markets, and audiences. During 2023, FUTURES and Pro Helvetia have worked closely together to enable three Swiss photographic institutions to benefit from financial support over the period 2023 to 2025, with the aim of fostering the development and vitality of the photography economy by bringing new talent to the fore. Thanks to this platform, Photo Elysée will be able to offer selected artists the opportunity to join the FUTURES network, providing them with valuable opportunities for growth and enrichment.

The two artists selected by Photo Elysée for FUTURES in 2023 are Tamara Janes and Florian Amoser. This choice reflects a general sociological fact representative of the artistic field today: the hybridity of creative professions and lifelong learning practices. This means that too narrow a definition of what it means to be an emerging artist does not reflect the realities of the lives of many creative people today. On a second level, these previous experiences – at least from our point of view – have influenced the attitudes and methods of these two artistic positions and the way they approach, analyze, and help reshape how we may perceive contemporary conditions and the nature of the image.

This collaboration between Photo Elysée and FUTURES promises to be rich in discoveries, including participation in their annual event at the Robert Capa Center for Contemporary Photography in Budapest in 2023, as well as a brand-new international photography festival, FOTOGRAFIA. FESTIVAL INTERNAZIONALE DI TORINO, to be held in Turin from May 2024.

Photo Elysée expresses its gratitude to FUTURES and Pro Helvetia for their trust and support, enabling the museum to promote and encourage artists over the long term.

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The shop's Christmas selection

The holidays are fast approaching, and we've got you covered!

A varied Christmas selection of photographic books and design objects awaits you in the Photo Elysée and mudac bookshop.

Photographic books

  • Patti Smith, Une saison en enfer, Arthur Rimbaud, 1873, Gallimard
  • À l'est, du nouveau, Kometa, No1 / Imperialism
  • Alexa Brunet, Felix Tréguer, Odyssée 2.0, Le bec en l'air
  • F&D Cartier, JOURNAL singulier RAYONMAN, Art & fiction
  • Paolo Roversi, Des oiseaux, Atelier EXB

Design objects

  • Christmas bauble, Magma, Antoine Fœglé and Emma Pflieger (Keep it Flat - Space is the place exhibition) CIAV Meisenthal special edition
  • Longchamp bag × mudac
  • Porcelain pieces, Hello! Help! series, Sylvie Godel, Lausanne artist and ceramist.
  • Satellite vase, Shizuka Saito, available in blue or yellow (to be confirmed)
  • Canards du Léman scarf, Maison & Maison, reissued 2023 for mudac

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Ella Maillart at the Musée Rath

Through a selection of photographs, articles, books and documents, this exhibition invites visitors to rediscover Ella Maillart's exceptional career. Sportswoman, traveller, lecturer and journalist, she never ceased to defend her vision of "world unity".

Much more than a tribute, and far from nostalgic commemorations, this exhibition also aims to create new intergenerational dialogues and to consider the human being in its individual as well as collective complexity.

Anne-Julie Raccoursier and Pauline Julier, two artists with very distinct personalities, take up the challenge: avid travelers themselves, their approaches, oscillating between reality and fiction, in turn deconstruct clichés.

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