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25th anniversary
dal 17/6/2010 al 25/9/2010

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Marie-Claire Mermoud

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25th anniversary

Musee de L'Elysee, Lausanne

reGeneration2: Tomorrow's Photographers Today

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Dedicated to photography since 1985, the Musée de l'Elysée is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2010. A State institution founded by Charles-Henri Favrod, the Musée de l’Elysée will loose the services of its director William A. Ewing during this jubilee after 14 years dedicated to developing and publicizing the museum’s activities.
4 exhibitions to discover on two sites: reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today at the Musée de l’Elysée which includes The Prix Pictet Winners, Raphaël Dallaporta – Protocole and Le Musée de l’Elysée en affiches at the Espace Arlaud.
85 photographers present their work from June 18th and will be there to celebrate this anniversary together with the team from the Musée de l’Elysée who have organised for the occasion a festive Nuit de l’Elysée.

At the Musée de l’Elysée
Lacoste Elysée Prize

At the Espace Arlaud
The Prix Pictet Winners
Raphaël Dallaporta: Protocole
Le Musée de l’Elysée en affiches


curated by William A. Ewing and Nathalie Herschdorfer

What are young photographers up to in the twenty-first century? How do they see the world? How much do they respect, build on, or reject tradition? As the digital revolution continues its relentless advance, demolishing longstanding practices in every domain of our field, curiosity builds as to how the new generation of photographers will operate. The reGeneration project – the broadest and most enterprising survey of its kind – set out in 2005 to discover answers to these intriguing questions, while revealing emerging photography in wide-ranging fashion. Following on from the success of this exhibition shown in ten different cities across North America, Europe and Asia, this second edition turns the spotlight on 80 up-and-coming talents from 30 countries.

The Musée de l’Elysée selected the most promising candidates from some 700 entries submitted by 120 of the world’s top photography schools. The curators tried to keep an open mind throughout the selection process, whether the photographers had chosen a documentary or an artistic approach, whether they worked with film or computer, and whether they supported their work with a detailed concept or preferred shooting spontaneously.

reGeneration2 showcases the inspiring creativity and ingenuity of photographers at the outset of their careers, as they navigate in the fast-moving currents of the second decade of the 21st century. It shows these young practioners focusing on major themes as diverse as the urban environment, globalization, issues of identity and memory, their use of hybrid techniques allowing them to obscure as never before the distinction between reality and fiction.

From early July the exhibition will also be presented in France at the Rencontres d'Arles, following which it will embark on an international tour in Cape Town, Milan and New York

The project has been made possible through the support of Manufacture Jaeger-LeCoultre, Loterie Romande, Office fédéral de la culture OFC, Friends’ Circle of the Musée de l’Elysée, Fondation Leenaards, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Pro Helvetia, Boner Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Minerva Kunststiftung, Uniquement vôtre, the Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne, the Consulate General of New-Zealand, the Embassy of Israel and the Embassy of Germany in Switzerland.

The exhibition, produced by the Musée de l'Elysée, was curated by William A. Ewing and Nathalie Herschdorfer, and is accompanied with a book published by Thames & Hudson (UK/France) and Aperture (USA).

As part of the events marking its 25th anniversary, the Musée de l'Elysée goes back over the posters that made its history. For the institution, the poster is the primary means of communication, which requires a subtle relationship between typography and photography. The poster provides the public image of the museum and participates to its identity. This flashback allows us to offer a retrospective of the exhibitions of the Musée de l’Elysée and to pay a tribute to our graphic designers: Werner Jeker for the period 1985-2001 and Valérie Giroud since 2002

Image: Liu XiaoFang, The Cloud. From the series "I remember", 2008, featured in the reGeneration2 show. Courtesy 798 Photo Gallery, Beijing

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Opening of the exhibtion and Nuit de l’Elysée
Musée de l’Elysée Friday June 18 2010
Espace Arlaud
6pm – 8pm Visit to Espace Arlaud with the photographers present
Musée de l’Elysée
Opening of the exposition reGeneration2: Tomorrow’s Photographers Today 8pm with the 80 photographers present
8:30pm Official opening
9pm Drinks with music from the Aklak Quintet and Thai food provided by Pla-Tu-Thong of Lausanne
10:30pm – 00:30am Screenings with music

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