- René Burri, Collage de la série Culture à l’étranger, 1997-1998 © René Burri / Magnum Photos. Fondation René Burri, Courtesy Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
- René Burri, Fleurs de lotus séchées sur lac de Kunming, palais d’été de Pékin, Chine, 1964 © René Burri / Magnum Photos. Fondation René Burri, Courtesy Musée de l’Elysée, Lausann
- René Burri, Ministère de la Santé, Rio de Janeiro, Brésil, 1960 © René Burri / Magnum Photos. Fondation René Burri, Courtesy Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne
From January 29 to May 3, 2020, the Musée Elysée in Lausanne presents the exhibition ‘Explosions of Sight’ with works by René Burri (1933-2014). Curated by Marc Donnadieu and Mélanie Bétrisey, the showcase offers new perspectives on the work of the world-famous Leica photographer and long-time member of the Magnum agency.
In addition to photographic prints, the presentation also includes drawings, collages, watercolours, notebooks and even films by René Burri, many of which have never been published. To create this exhibition, the Musée de l’Elysée has been collating works from various archives in New York and Paris since 2013. The result is a comprehensive presentation that not only illustrates the multi-faceted nature of the artist’s oeuvre, but also gives insight into the private life of one of the most influential photojournalists of our time.
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