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La Nuit des images at the Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne

Contemporary photography under the night sky

For one summer night, the gardens of the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne host contemporary photographic and video projections, open to all. The third Nuit des images gave carte blanche to the Hermès gallery TH13, presenting three new montages by exhibiting artists.


Fondation d'Entreprise Hermès - La Nuit des images at the Musée de l’Élysée, Lausanne

Launched in 2011, the Nuit des images is an open-air event at the Musée de l’Élysée in Lausanne, featuring (in the words of director Sam Stourdzé) ‘highlights from the past year, new discoveries and cartes blanches to guest galleries showing some forty works, many for the first time in public.’ The projections are shown on seven themed screens in the gardens, including archive montages, documentaries and work by visual artists: a state-of-the-art, international selection reaching a wider audience.  

The Fondation d’entreprise Hermès supports this celebration of photography and the visual arts, and plays an active role in its programming through the Hermès gallery TH13 in Berne, itself dedicated to the art of photography. TH13 is one of the galleries given carte blanche to display selected photographs by exhibiting artists. Lukas Felzmann’s strange bird-clouds feature alongside work by Oliver Sieber and Tom Wood (forthcoming at TH13), as part of a sequence prepared by the gallery’s curator Paul Cottin.

Oliver Sieber offers a striking gallery of posed portraits, taking us to the heart of the underground punk club scene. Tom Wood’s photographs catalogue his bus journeys through the city of Liverpool in the 1980s, punctuated by faces snatched en route.

La Nuit des images 2013 opened with the announcement of Patrick Faigenbaum as the winner of this year’s Prix Henri Cartier-Bresson . The international prize is supported by the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès. The Lausanne event showcases world-class art in a convivial atmosphere, with a book fair, concerts and other performances. 

>> (Re)discover Lukas Felzmann’ exhibition at TH13

>> (Re)discover Oliver Sieber’s exhibition at TH13

>> Find out more about the Prix Henri Cartier-Bresson

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