Previous exhibitions

© Simon Roberts

Unfamiliar Familiarities : Outside Views on Switzerland

From October 25, 2017 to January 07, 2018

Switzerland’s image has been significantly shaped by photographs dedicated to tourism. With spectacular mountain panoramas, rural idylls or portraits of local people the country could be successfully marketed, and these photographs also made an important contri-bution towards national identity. Another consequence, however, was that the respective pictorial repertoire became inflated and stereotyped.

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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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