reGeneration3 - Lishui Art Museum

Which Approaches to Photography?

Lishui Photography Festival, China
November 15 - December 15, 2017

From November 15 until December 15 2017, the Musée de l'Elysée presents reGeneration3, Which Approaches to Photography ? at the Lishui Art Museum during the Lishui Photography Festival, in China.

reGeneration – an innovative international project devoted to the emerging photographic scene launched in 2005 – represents one of the hallmarks of the Musee de l’Elysee. Although many similar projects have seen the day since then, the Musee de l’Elysee decided to embark on a third edition on the occasion of its 30th anniversary, one that would focus on the multifaceted nature of photography.

Almost one hundred art academies worldwide responded to our call for applications and submitted up to five portfolios of the best work of their recently graduated students. After a careful review of the 400 applications submitted, three major themes were identified as being representative of the emerging art scene: the variety of approaches for dealing with documentary subjects; the question of memory; and the wealth of aesthetic photographic expressions inspired by the history of the medium and, more broadly, the history of art.

reGeneration3 brings together 50 artists with 25 different nationalities, representing some 40 art institutions. Their work is distinguished by their multidisciplinarity, ranging from printing and photographic series, artists’ books, multimedia installations, videos, projections, films and performances, to on-site installations.

reGeneration3 – the book

The format of the book devoted to reGeneration3 takes the ever-growing popularity of the photography book into account. With its 184 pages, the book is designed by graphic artists from the Supero studios and coproduced by Editions Skira. It testifies to the museum’s interest in artists’ books and to its commitment to giving priority to the image. The integration of augmented reality in the two versions of the book – French and English – allows access to the video and multimedia works presented in the exhibition. The texts can be found at the end of the book. They include a postface by Tatyana Franck, the presentation of this new edition by Anne Lacoste, and biographical and descriptive notes concerning the works of the 50 artists chosen, written by Lydia Dorner, Emilie Delcambre and Saida Bondini.


Magdalena Baranya (CH), Emile Barret (FR), Mohit Bhatia (IN), Giacomo Bianchetti (CH), Rachel Boillot (US), Jan Brykczyński (PL), Delphine Burtin (CH/FR), Juno Calypso (UK), Rachel Cox (US), Angélica Dass (BR/ES), Emilie De Battista (CH), Michael Etzensperger (CH), Veronika Geiger (DK), Anna Gutová et Gabriel Fragner (CZ), Artur Gutowski (PL), Elizabeth Hewson (UK), Karl Isakson (SE), Jung A Kim (KR), Jonna Kina (FI), Karel Koplimets (EE), Marek Kucharski et Diana Lelonek (PL), Ola Lanko (UA), Jae Hoon Lee (KR), Michael Liani (IL), Silin Liu (CN), Emily Macinnes (UK), Robert Mainka (PL), Irene Muñoz Martin (ES), Loan Nguyen (CH/FR), Nobukho Nqaba (ZA), Martyna Pawlak (FR/PL), Emilio Pemjean (ES/CL), Constance et Philippine Proux (FR), Laurence Rasti (CH), Simon Rimaz (CH), Jacinthe Robillard (CA), Paul Samuels (ZA), Ulrike Schmitz (DE), Juuke Schoorl (NL), Corinne Silva (UK), Sara Skorgan Teigen (NO), Gaia Squarci (IT), Harit Srikhao (TH), Benjamin Swanson (UK), Jennifer Thoreson (US), Sinan Tuncay (TR), Matt Waples (CA), Piotr Zbierski (PL), Tereza Zelenkova (CZ), Li Zhi (CN).

Laurence Rasti, Sans titre, de la série Il n’y a pas d’homosexuels en Iran, 2014 © Laurence Rasti

Michael Etzensperger

Magdalena Baranya, Carpet II, de la série Dust Catcher, 2014 © Magdalena Baranya

Ola Lanko, Romantic Act of Reason, 2014 © Ola Lanko

Rachel Cox, Don’t Smile, Smile, de la série Shiny Ghost, 2012 © Rachel Cox

Marek Kucharski et Diana Lelonek, There’s nothing there, anyway, 2014, vue

reGeneration 3 Symposium

Recorded on May 29, 2015.

Symposium programme | PDF


Parmigiani Fleurier, main partner of the exhibition reGeneration3


Artist of the day

Discover the creative mind of each of the 50 artists in reGeneration3 through short videos and interviews.

Watch the videos

The Book

Supervised by Anne Lacoste and Lydia Dorner, the catalogue integrates augmented reality available for free on App Store (iOs) and Google Play (Android).

Book available at the bookshop

Augmented reality

The application reGeneration3 can be downloaded for free on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android)