Previous exhibitions

Bertrand Gadenne, Les Papillons, 1988 © Bertrand Gadenne

Slides. The History of Projected Photography

From 01 June to 24 September 2017

The Musée de l’Elysée presents the first exhibition devoted to the history of the slide, from its inception in the second half of the 19th century to today. Whereas the history of photography was built around the photographic print, the photographic projection underwent a major development as of the last third of the 19th century, borrowing from the tradition of magic lantern shows.

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© Jacques Pugin

Vertical No Limit. Mountain Photography

From 25 January to 30 April 2017

The exhibition No Vertical Limit. Mountain Photography, the first of its kind, is inspired by the claim that photography invented the mountain landscape by revealing it to the eyes of the world.

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Etude préparatoire pour l’affiche du festival automne de Varsovie, 1965 © J&S Zamecznik / Archeology of Photography Foundation

Wojciech Zamecznik

From 21 September to 31 December 2016

The Polish graphic artist Wojciech Zamecznik was an influential figure in the post-war Polish art scene. Working between 1945 and 1967, he is famous for his posters, and his sphere of activity covered various fields: publishing, music, cinema and exhibitions.

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