The History of Projected Photography

June 1, 2017 – September 24, 2017

Musée de l’Elysée
Switzerland

The Musée de l’Elysée is presenting one of the first exhibitions devoted to the history of the slide, The History of Projected Photography. There will be no prints hanging on the walls this time. In the tradition of magic lanterns, projected photography constitutes an alternative way of spreading images. Popular in the 1850s and used for a long time as a teaching tool as well as for popular entertainment, it first attracts amateur photographers. Some well-known photographers used projections until the 1950s, but it wasn’t until 1960-1970 that the slide really took hold within the artistic community when it was adopted by designers, architects and conceptual artists.

The History of Projected Photography exhibition, organized in four major sections – the light-images, the apparatus, sequence and screening – reveals the uniqueness of the slide. It illustrates the diversity of its practices and its impact on visual culture. The Musée de l’Elysée is indeed proposing a sensorial immersion in the projections (more than 20).

List of artists

Artists

Marcel Broodthaers (1924-1976)
Jan Dibbets (1941)
Peter Fischli and David Weiss (active 1979 – 2012)
Ceal Floyer (1968)
Gisèle Freund (1908-2000)
Bertrand Gadenne (1951)
Jules Gervais-Courtellemont (1863-1931)
Nan Goldin (1953)
Dan Graham (1942)
Lewis Hine (1874-1940)
Runo Lagomarsino (1977)
Frederick (1809-1879) and William Langenheim (1807-1874)
Helen Levitt (1913-2009)
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy (1895-1946)
Antonin Personnaz (1855-1936)
Josef Svoboda (1920-2002)
Alain Sabatier (1945)
Allan Sekula (1951-2013)
Robert Smithson (1938-1973)
Alfred Stieglitz (1864-1946)
Krzysztof Wodiczko (1943)

Designers

Charles (1907-1978) and Ray (1912-1988) Eames
Gerard Ifert ( 1929) and Rudi Meyer (1943)
Ken Isaacs (1927-2016)

Architect

Le Corbusier (1887-1965)

More information: www.elysee.ch

The History of Projected Photography Dan Graham Project for Slide Projector 1966-2005 C Dan Graham courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery Collection Astrid Ullens de Schooten Fondation A Stichting Bruxelles
Dan Graham Project for Slide Projector 1966-2005 C Dan Graham courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery Collection Astrid Ullens de Schooten Fondation A Stichting Bruxelles
The History of Projected Photography Runo Lagomarsino, Sea Grammar, 2015 © Runo Lagomarsino / Photo Andreas Meck and Terje Östling / Courtesy of the artist, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo, Nils Staerk, Copenhagen and Francesca Minini, Milan
Runo Lagomarsino, Sea Grammar, 2015 © Runo Lagomarsino / Photo Andreas
Meck and Terje Östling / Courtesy of the artist, Mendes Wood DM, São Paulo,
Nils Staerk, Copenhagen and Francesca Minini, Milan
The History of Projected Photography - Josef Svoboda, Emil Radok and Miroslav Pflug, STVOŘENÍ SVĚTA (The Creation of the World), Installation view, 1967 © Josef Svoboda Archives
Josef Svoboda, Emil Radok and Miroslav Pflug, STVOŘENÍ SVĚTA (The Creation of the World), Installation view, 1967 © Josef Svoboda Archives