Archives

30.06 – 01.10.2023

Photobook

In partnership with the EPFL+ECAL Lab, Photo Elysée is developing an interactive and immersive installation dedicated to the books in its library. This experimental approach relies on emerging technologies associated with design research in order to propose a new form of digital exhibition. At the s...
30.06 – 01.10.2023

Prix Elysée

The Prix Elysée is the result of a partnership initiated in 2014 between Photo Elysée and Parmigiani Fleurier. The winner of the 5th edition of the Prix Elysée will be announced in 2023. Among the 139 applications received, eight artists from around the world were nominated last year. They were each...
30.06 – 01.10.2023

Laia Abril

Artist Laia Abril (Spain, 1986) uses photography, archival documents and multimedia to create her highly political projects, often related to feminist issues and imbued with sociological, historical and anthropological insights. Her long-term projects are structured into different chapters. The arti...
03.03 – 21.05.2023

Blur

This exhibition traces the history of blur in photography, from the invention of the process to the present. With comparisons to painting and cinema, it tells the story – via key works – of the evolution of this form, as well as of the values associated with it according to the different periods and...
03.03 – 21.05.2023

Under Your Smell

This spring, Photo Elysée presents the exhibition Under Your Smell, a truly immersive experience exploring notions of beauty, identity and gender. Under the direction of Florence Tétier (Jean Paul Gaultier's creative director) and Nicolas Coulomb (photographer and consultant for Novembre Magazine), ...
03.03 – 21.05.2023

Gabriel Lippmann

This exhibition is the culmination of several years of collaborative work by Photo Elysée. It highlights images from the Gabriel Lippmann collection held at the museum and produced using the interferential technique - the color process for which Gabriel Lippmann was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physic...
17.11.2022 – 29.01.2023

#Ukraine

The conflict in Ukraine has received unprecedented visual and media coverage. Many reporters are actively working in the field to make their images accessible to the public. In addition to artists who use photography as their means of expression, inhabitants, civilians and soldiers also produce and ...
05.11.2022 – 29.01.2023

After Nature

After being proclaimed a French invention in 1839 in Paris, photography quickly conquered all of Europe. Although the race for technical improvements began in the cultural centers, heavy cameras soon appeared in villages and the countryside, in remote valleys and in the mountains. In Switzerland, th...
05.11.2022 – 29.01.2023

Josef Koudelka

As a first survey exhibition in Switzerland since 1977 devoted exclusively to the work of Josef Koudelka, the exhibition and accompanying book offer new insights into his career. In particular a part of his personal archive, namely the 30,000 35-mm contact sheets from 1960-2012, has been researched ...
18.06.2022 – 29.01.2023

60 Species of Photographic Spaces

What does it mean to collect and exhibit? What are the motivations underlying a collection and how does its appreciation evolve over time? Finally, how can we give the public the opportunity to perceive the way a collection is built and designed? These are some of the questions that arose when we de...