Upcoming exhibitions

[Translate to English:] Martine Franck, Piscine conçue par Alain Capeillères, Le Brusc, été 1976 © Martine Franck / Magnum Photos

Martine Franck

From 20 February to 05 May 2019

Wishing to showcase the pioneering work of female photographers in the 20th century, the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting a major retrospective dedicated to Martine Franck (1938-2012). Conceived by the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris and co-produced with the Musée de l’Elysée, this exhibition, exceptional in its scope, gathers almost 140 photographs, some of which have never been shown before and many of them chosen by the photographer herself.

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Vasantha Yogananthan, Cricket Match, Chitrakoot, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2013 © Vasantha Yogananthan

Vasantha Yogananthan. A Myth of Two Souls

From 20 February to 05 May 2019

With the aim of supporting and promoting contemporary institutional creation, the Musée de l’Elysée is presenting the first exhibition of Vasantha Yogananthan’s project A Myth of Two Souls. Born in 1985, a self-taught photographer of French-Tamil origin, Yogananthan belongs to a generation that likes to blur the lines between fiction and reality. This series was inspired by the Ramayana, a fundamental epic poem from Hindu mythology written in Sanskrit somewhere between the 3rd century BCE and the 3rd century CE. Constantly updated, the Ramayana can be seen by Western readers as an invitation to understand India beyond mere exoticism.

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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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Become a member and participate in the life of one of Lausanne’s internationally-acclaimed cultural institutions. Show your support for the Musée de l’Elysée and help make its extraordinary legacy come alive!

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