Liberating photography

Liberating photography

Man Ray
18:00 → 01:00
Photo Elysée

This exhibition presents some of Man Ray’s most iconic works, from his portraitures of the Parisian avant-garde to his innovations in photography made in the 1920s and 30s

'To be totally liberated from painting and its aesthetic implications' was the first avowed aim of Man Ray (United States, 1890-1976), who began his career as a painter. Photography was one of the major breakthroughs of modern art and led to a rethinking of notions of representation. In the 1920s and 30s, the photographic medium came to the forefront of the avant-garde movement, and Man Ray soon made a name for himself with his virtuosity.

As a studio portraitist and fashion photographer, but also as an experimental artist, Man Ray was a multi-faceted figure. Considered one of the 20th century’s major artists, close to Dada and then Surrealism, he photographed Paris’ artistic milieu between the wars.

© Khashayar Javanmardi/ Photo Elysée/ Plateforme 10

The exhibition is supported by the Loterie Romande, the Fondation Le Cèdre, the Fondation ARPE, Le Cercle of Photo Elysée and the Office fédéral de la culture (OFC)

The Surrealism Season receives support from the Loterie Romande

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