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CHRISTIAN LUTZ

ELDORADO

1 July - 22 September

10H00 - 19H30

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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.
With support from the Swiss Confederation, the Canton and City of Geneva and the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.