Glass Tears, 1932 by Man Ray
Glass Tears, 1932 by Man Ray 
Man Ray: Liberating Photography

29/03/2024 - 04/08/2024

Photo Elysée 
17 Place de la Gare 
CH-1003 Lausanne   

In the 1920s and 30s, the medium of photography came to the fore in the avant-garde movement, and Man Ray soon made a name for himself with his virtuosity. 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 multiple sociabilities while presenting some of his most iconic works. The show displays portraits of artists, writers and intellectuals from his circle, including André Breton, Lee Miller, Meret Oppenheim, Marcel Duchamp, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and James Joyce, among others. As well as offering a dazzling who’s who of Paris’ avant-garde, the works also highlight the innovations in photography made by Man Ray in 1920s and 30s Paris.