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18.09.2019 – 05.01.2020

Jan Groover: Laboratory of Forms

This exhibition looks back for the first time over the life’s work of Jan Groover (1943-2012), the American photographer whose personal collection was added to the Musée de l’Elysée’s collections in 2017. Based on a selection of archives from her personal collections, the exhibition will evoke not o...
18.09.2019 – 05.01.2020

_Field

_Field juxtaposes a reality experienced through the object with an imaginary projected environment. As we swing, we control the movement, itself induced by the swing. Through our bodily feelings, _Field induces a powerful immersive feedback. The suspension of the body and its displacement in a unive...
22.06 – 25.08.2019

Shirin Neshat

Two years after the unveiling of her movie Looking for Oum Kulthum during the 2017 Venice Mostra, Shirin Neshat displays at the Nuit des images 2019 the world premiere of the artworks from the eponymous series, a group of eight photographs and two videos. These artworks were created apart from the...
29.05.2019 – 27.09.2020

Out of the Box !

Until its temporary closure in October 2020, there will be free admittance to the museum while it prepares to move its collections to PLATEFORME 10. The Musée de l’Elysée’s collections contain 1.2 million objects covering the entire history of photography, all of which will be transferred to the f...
29.05 – 25.08.2019

Yann Mingard

The project Everything is up in the air, thus our vertigo was created by Swiss photographer Yann Mingard between 2015 and 2018. It presents another milestone in the artist‘s career-long interest in creating „photographic diagnostics of contemporaneity“ in connection to large-scale natural, technolo...
20.02 – 05.05.2019

Martine Franck

Wishing to showcase the pioneering work of female photographers in the 20th century, the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting a major retrospective dedicated to Martine Franck (1938-2012). Conceived by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris and co-produced with the Musée de l’Elysée, this exhibiti...
20.02 – 05.05.2019

Vasantha Yogananthan

With the aim of supporting and promoting contemporary institutional creation, the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting the first personal exhibition in a museum institution of Vasantha Yogananthan’s project A Myth of Two Souls. Born in 1985, the self-taught French photographer belongs to a generation tha...
17.10.2018 – 09.05.2019

INT x PLATEFORME 10

From October 2018 to January 2019, INT is in residence at Photo Elysée to develop a sound narrative device driven by eye movement. Unlike a traditional audioguide, the system aims to provide information about the work and its context based on what the visitor is watching. This residency is part of a...
17.10.2018 – 27.01.2019

Liu Bolin

This first retrospective museum exhibition in Switzerland brings together almost fifty monumental photographs and many sculptures illustrating the main themes addressed by Chinese artist Liu Bolin over his career: the political and economic strategies of the Chinese government, ancestral traditions ...
17.10.2018 – 27.01.2019

Matthias Bruggmann

Matthias Bruggmann won the second edition of the Prix Elysée, with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier, for his project on Syria. Hoping to “arouse in a Western audience a visceral understanding of the intangible violence that underlies any conflict”, he takes the gamble of hiding nothing in his expl...