La Nuit des Images

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(L) John Dugdale, The Clandestine Mind, 1999 (R) Chassary&Belarbi, Le bain, 2013, Résonance
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Le Nuit des Images in a park by the lake
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Christian Marclay, Courtesy the artist and White Cube London

A feast of photography in a beautiful park, with projections, music and great food beginning at 4pm on 25 July until 2am the next day.

If you like to follow photography today, take a plunge into La Nuit des Images. The once-yearly Lausanne event produced by the renowned Musée de l’Elysée, brings together photographers from around the world. And entrance is free.

It’s vibrant, it’s enlightening, it’s fun: start with the two exhibitions that are currently on show inside the museum and should not be missed: ‘The Memory of the Future - Photographic Dialogues between Past, Present and Future’ and ‘Steeve Iuncker – Into the world’. Note the different times and free entrance.

Then trail through the park from one outpost to the other, eating Thaï or gourmet caravan food, sipping beer or champagne. Among the acclaimed artists who will be taking part in the 2016 edition are David Douglas Duncan, revered both for his combat pictures and portraits of Picasso, Christian Marclay, the Swiss art-activist who gained international fame with his 24-hour real-time cinema clock and Sophie Calle, who uses photography as conceptual art. They will be joined by 40 other Swiss and international artists (including the eight nominees of the second Prix Elysée with the support of Parmigiani Fleurier who were selected from among 440 candidates of 69 nationalities) as well as seven cultural institutions for a festival of imagery like no other.

Musée de l'Elysée houses the Charlie Chaplin photography archives and will launch the latest edition of its magazine ELSE#11 that is dedicated to the Tramp on the occasion of the opening of Charlie’s World in Vevey. 

By: Michele Laird

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Event phone: 021 316 9911
Event website: http://www.nuitdesimages.org/
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