Previous exhibitions

Jan Groover, Untitled, 1985 © Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne – Jan Groover archives

Jan Groover: Laboratory of Forms

From September 18, 2019 to January 05, 2020

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 only the artist’s years in New York but also her years in France – a less known part of her career. The exhibition displays the results of the considerable research into the collection conducted by the museum – from the perspective both of conservation (in-depth analyses of processes and photographic materials, restoration processes) as well as historical documentation (contextualising the work and its critical and institutional reception).

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Shirin Neshat, I See You Holding Back The Tears, 2018 © Shirin Neshat. Courtesy Noirmontartproduction, Paris

Shirin Neshat "Looking for Oum Kulthum"

From 22 June to 25 August 2019

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 film, which relates the story of Mitra, an Iranian film director living in exile, who embarks on her dream project of making a film about the legendary Egyptian singer and diva Oum Kulthum.

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Yann Mingard, Everything is up in the air, thus our vertigo, Chapter « Evolution », A full mount maned lion, Evolution auction, Billingshurst, UK, November 25th 2015 © Yann Mingard / Courtesy Parrotta Contemporary Art

Yann Mingard. Everything is up in the air, thus our vertigo

From 29 May to 25 August 2019

Le projet Tant de choses planent dans l’air, d’où notre vertige a été conçu par le photographe suisse Yann Mingard entre 2015 et 2018. Il marque une nouvelle évolution de l’intérêt que porte l’artiste à la création de « diagnostics photographiques de la contemporanéité », en rapport avec des phénomènes naturels, technologiques et sociaux ainsi que leur impact sur notre état d’esprit actuel et celui du monde en général. L’exposition reflète l’engagement et le soutien constants du Musée de l’Elysée envers les artistes suisses émergents, ou déjà plus avancés dans leur carrière, comme ce fut le cas avec Nicolas Savary et Matthias Bruggmann. C’est par ailleurs une première en Europe.

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