Edition 2019



Following his immersion in the realm of power, Christian Lutz enters the world of casinos: first in Las Vegas for his Insert Coins series, and more recently in Macao for The Pearl River. The Eldorado exhibition sets up a dialogue between the two series. While working in Las Vegas, the photographer soon realized that Sin City’s shimmering sets were crumbling. The city revealed its flaws and inhumanity. Christian Lutz decided to visit what is now called “the new Las Vegas”, where he encountered yet another reality. For the past fifteen years, Macao has supplanted Las Vegas in terms of the wealth generated by the tremendous earnings of the gambling world. Once upon a time in America, now China…

Exhibition design: Pablo Lavalley.
Publications: Insert Coins, Éditions André Frères, 2016.
The Pearl River, Éditions Patrick Frey, 2019.
Pigmentary prints by Patrick Schranz, Bex on Hanhemühle FineArt paper Photo Rag® Baryta 315g.
Framing by Circad, Paris.
Drymounting by Deuxième Œil, Paris.

With support from the Swiss Confederation, the contemporary art fund  and the Canton of Geneva, the Department of Culture and Sport and the Contemporary art fund of the City of Geneva, the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia and Hahnemühle FineArt.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture