Josef Koudelka. IKONAR. Archival Constellations

Where?
Photo Elysée
When
From 05.11.2022 to 29.01.2023
This exhibition is the first exhibition entirely devoted to the work of Josef Koudelka in Switzerland since 1977.
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Address

Photo Elysée
PLATEFORME 10
1003 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

From 05.11.2022 to 29.01.2023
Open
Closed
Monday
10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 - 18:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 18:00
Saturday
10:00 - 18:00
Sunday
10:00 - 18:00

Free admission on the first Saturday of the month

Access
CFF train station: 3 minutes on foot
Bus 3, 21, 85: «Lausanne-Gare» stop
Metro M2: «Lausanne-Gare» stop

More info
For the first time, this exhibition and publication project provides new insights into his career by exploring in depth a part of his personal archives, in particular the 30,000 35-mm contact sheets covering the years 1960-2012.

Aiming to capture the essence of this photographer’s view of the world, who was born in 1938 in the Czech Republic and naturalised in France in 1987, this project is structured around key works from his most important series, including “Theatre”, “Gypsies”, “Invasion 68: Prague and Exiles”. It also includes an installation entirely devoted to his archives, which focuses on the examination of their place in the personal and artistic journey of one of the main actors of 20th century photography, as well as a selection of his most emblematic books.

This selective and condensed retrospective retraces the evolution and working methods of the photographer, with emphasis on Josef Koudelka’s archives and their place in his personal and artistic career.
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