Previous exhibitions

Roger Ballen, Asylum

From 08 June to 02 September 2012

In Johannesburg, where he has been living since the 70’s, the American photographer Roger Ballen visited a very peculiar house four years ago, a house that has become the central focus of his present work. There he found a heterogeneous compound of...

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From the collection

From 08 June to 02 September 2012

The Musée de l’Elysée is one of the first museums in Europe to be entirely dedicated to photography. Since its opening in 1985, it has developed a collection of more than 100’000 photographs covering the entire history of the medium since its...

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BEHIND THE CURTAIN – THE AESTHETICS OF THE PHOTOBOOTH

From 17 February to 20 May 2012

When the first photobooths were set up in Paris in 1928, the Surrealists used them heavily and compulsively. In a few minutes, and for a small price, the machine offered them, through a portrait, an experience similar to automatic writing. Since...

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