© Sabine Weiss / Photo Elysée, Lausanne

Sabine Weiss x Nathalie Boutté. Tribute

Where?
Photo Elysée - Musée cantonal pour la photographie
When
From 22.06.2024 to 12.01.2025
Price
From
15 CHF
To mark the centenary of Sabine Weiss's birth (1924-2021), Photo Elysée is presenting an exhibition that pays tribute to the photographer and has invited the visual artist Nathalie Boutté (France, 1967) to engage in dialogue with her work.

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 22.06.2024 to 12.01.2025
Open
Closed
Lundi
10:00 - 18:00
Mercredi
10:00 - 18:00
Jeudi
10:00 - 20:00
Vendredi
10:00 - 18:00
Samedi
10:00 - 18:00
Dimanche
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

A major figure in French humanist photography, Sabine Weiss was not only a street, fashion, and advertising photographer but also a photojournalist for numerous international magazines. Over the course of sixty years, she explored all aspects of her profession. 

In contrast to Sabine Weiss, who built her body of work by photographing on the street or undertaking studio commissions, Nathalie Boutté creates paper works, inspired by images produced by important photographers. Her process is meticulous: she cuts hundreds of strips of paper bearing texts related to the chosen image - here, quotes from Sabine Weiss - before assembling them to reconstruct the original photograph. The grayscale tones of the paper strips create gradients, similar to pixels on a digital screen. Up close, the text on the paper strips is revealed, but it is by stepping back that the image is revealed. By opening the photographer's archives to Nathalie Boutté's gaze, Photo Elysée unveils an unknown aspect of Sabine Weiss's work, notably her studio work. 

The exhibition presents a selection of iconic works by the photographer and reveals some treasures among the numerous negatives, prints, and contact sheets that make up her archives. In 2017, aware of the importance of preserving her work, Sabine Weiss chose Photo Elysée to house her archive, which arrived in the museum's collections at Plateforme 10 at the beginning of 2024. 

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