Publications

Our publications include various books and exhibition catalogs with different titles, published by Photo Elysée in collaboration with Swiss or foreign publishers.

Josef Koudelka. Ikonar

Ikonar is the nickname given to Josef Koudelka by a group of Roma he encountered on his travels. They refer to him as a "maker of icons" because they used his famous photographs of Roma communities as quasi-religious icons in their place of prayer. Koudelka being a globally respected "maker of photo...
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Crossing Lines

Between fascination, inspiration and interrogation, Crossing Lines explores the connections between the expansion of the railroad, the rise of cinema and the experiments of the artistic avant-garde through an exceptional collection of photographs (Adolphe Braun, Alfred Stieglitz, Roger Parry, O. Win...
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Train Zug Treno Tren

Train Zug Treno Tren. At the crossroads of painting, photography and design. Three books, three museums, three exhibitions on a common theme: the train! The train that connects cities and countries, that allows encounters, that opens the door to dreams; the train that frightens, that separates, that...
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After Nature

This book, which provides a first overview of Swiss photography in the 19th century, highlights the extraordinary achievements of the pioneers, but also certain particularities induced by the society of the time, such as the use of photography for police purposes of the marked influence of tourism. ...
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Charlie Chaplin

The catalog of the exclusive exhibition proposed by the museum, co-produced and hosted in 2018 by the Yuz Museum Shanghai, offers a major retrospective on the master of cinematic comedy through posters, photographs and archival documents, from the actor's London childhood to his exile in Switzerland...
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Liu Bolin

Published by the Musée de l'Elysée on the occasion of Liu Bolin's first monographic exhibition in Switzerland, this catalogue brings together for the first time an exceptional collection of works by the artist in China between 2005 and 2013. A sculptor, performer and photographer, Liu Bolin takes ...
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reGeneration3

Supervised by Anne Lacoste and Lydia Dorner reGeneration3 brings together fifty artists with twenty-five different nationalities, representing some forty art institutions. Their work is distinguished by their multidisciplinarity, ranging from printing and photographic series, artists’ books, multim...
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