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Prix Pictet Laureates at Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

Prix Pictet Laureates at Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne

The Prix Pictet and Musée de l’Elysée present the first exhibition of the two winners of the main award, Benoit Aquin and Nadav Kander, and the two commissioned artists, Munem Wasif and Ed Kashi.

Their work presents a powerful testament to the fragile state of our world. Aquin and Kashi exhibit work made this year in Haiti and Madagascar respectively, while Kander and Wasif show work made in China and Bangladesh.

This collaborative exhibition is part of the Musée de l’Elysée’s 25th Anniversary celebration, while also coinciding with a change in the directorship of the museum: Sam Stourdzé will succeed William Ewing, who has been the director for 14 years. To mark this occasion, Stourdzé and Ewing have collaborated on the development of a season of exhibitions across two sites: the Espace Arlaud and the Musée de l’Elysée.

The Prix Pictet exhibition is at the Espace Arlaud from the 18th of June – 25th of July, and was part of exhibit at the Nuit de l’Elysée on Friday 18 June.

Commenting on the collaboration between the Prix Pictet, incoming director Sam Stourdzé says, “The Musée de l’Elysée is delighted to start a collaboration with the Prix Pictet. In two years, the Prix Pictet has established itself as a major force in the world of photography. It bears the hallmark of quality and is a critically acclaimed prize. Its aim is to enable contemporary photography to confront the public with the challenges of sustainable development. This is a commitment that Musée de l’Elysée shares with the Prix.”

The exhibition takes place from the 18th of June to the 25th of July 2010 – at Espace Arlaud, Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne.

Musée de l’Élysée
at Espace Arlaud
2bis, Place de la Riponne
CH–10 05 Lausanne