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Man Ray. Liberating Photography

Where?
Photo Elysée - Musée cantonal pour la photographie
When
From 29.03.2024 to 04.08.2024
Price
From
15 CHF
Man Ray began his career as a painter. Photography was one of the major breakthroughs of modern art and led to a rethinking of notions of representation. In the 1920s and 30s, the photographic medium came to the forefront of the avant-garde movement, and Man Ray soon made a name for himself with his virtuosity.

Useful information

Address

Photo Elysée - Musée cantonal pour la photographie
PLATEFORME 10 - Place de la Gare 17
1003 Lausanne

How to get there

Schedules

From 29.03.2024 to 04.08.2024
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

Plateforme 10 tickets - 1 museum, full price (adults aged 26 and over)

15 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 1 museum, reduced price, adults aged 26 and over (AVS, AI, unemployed, students, apprentices)

12 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 1 museum, under the age of 26

Free

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, full price (adults aged 26 and over)

25 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, reduced price, adults aged 26 and over (AVS, AI, unemployed, students, apprentices)

19 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, duo (visit for two, adults aged 26 and over)

38 CHF

Plateforme 10 tickets - 3 museums, under the age of 26

Free

Free admission on the first Saturday of the month.
On 24 and 31 December: 10am to 5pm.
Closed on 25 December and 1 January.

Access
CFF train station: 3 minutes on foot
Bus 1, 3, 21, 60: «Lausanne-Gare» stop
Bus 6: «Cécil» stop
Metro M2: «Lausanne-Gare» stop 

More info

As a studio portraitist and fashion photographer, but also as an experimental artist who explored the potential of photography with the people around him, Man Ray was a multi-faceted figure. Considered one of the 20th century’s major artists, close to Dada and then Surrealism, he photographed Paris’ artistic milieu between the wars.

Curated from a private collection, the exhibition explores the artist’s extensive social contacts while presenting some of his most iconic works. In addition to providing a dazzling who’s who of the Parisian avant-garde, the works also highlight the innovations in photography made by Man Ray in Paris in the 1920s and 30s. 

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