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Vincent Fournier (France)

apr 30 - jun 7 2014

Martin Kollar (Slovakia)

mar 5 - apr 12 2014

Martin Guggisberg (Switzerland)

jan 15 - feb 22 2014

Aglaia Konrad (Austria)

nov 6 - dec 21 2013

Alejandro Guijarro (Spain)

sep 4 - oct 19 2013

Olivier Cablat (France)

jun 19 - jul 27 2013

Cristina de Middel (Spain)

mar 20 - apr 27 2013

Romain Mader (Switzerland)

jan 30 - mar 2 2013

Wolfgang Stahr (Germany)

nov 21 - jan 12 2013

Nadav Kander (Israel)

sep 8 - oct 27 2012

Jim Naughten (England)

may 2 - jun 9 2012

Nikita Pirogov (Russia)

mar 14 - apr 21 2012

Eric Lusito (France)

jan 25 - mar 3 2012

Bogdan Konopka (Poland)

nov 30 - jan 14 2012

Ilse Frech (Netherlands)

oct 12 - nov 26 2011

Christian Riis Ruggaber (Switzerland)

aug 31 - oct 1 2011

Jari Silomäki (Finland)

apr 13 - jun 25 2011

Paolo Woods (Netherlands)

feb 16 - apr 2 2011

Paulo Nozolino (Portugal)

dec 1 - feb 10 2011

Hans Op De Beeck (Belgium)

sep 4 - sep 26 2010

Marc Shoul (South Africa)

may 19 - jul 7 2010

Mathieu Bernard- Reymond (Switzerland / France)

mar 17 - may 5 2010

Andreas Seibert (Switzerland)

jan 27 - mar 10 2010

Eric Lusito ( France - 1976 )


© Eric Lusito, Site 131 - 2ème Division Blindée de la Garde, Tchoibalsan, Mongolie

A desire to explore the ruins of the Soviet Union brought Eric Lusito to photography. He is twelve when the Berlin wall falls down, but he will wait thirteen more years to decide to leave his commercial engineer career in order to try to understand what happened behind the wall. He started to use large format photography while looking for the remains of this empire and its ideologies.




In Czech Republic, a geographer offers to show him a former soviet military base. Eric Lusito is soon fascinated by the remnants of military infrastructures, piteous skeletons of the Red Army, ideological pride of the power and by the fear of the Occident.

He then starts a systematic exploration of numerous military sites and, for 6 years, portrays these deserted places.


Silent, still, lost in the landscape, those remains, which used to inspire respect or terror now look fragile and friable. As if, left alone, their destiny was to disappear in nature.

Twenty years after the collapse of the Soviet Empire, the exhibition of Eric Lusito at Quai1 presents what is left of the infrastructures that were supposed to sustain this society though time.

The archaeological photography of Eric Lusito is not nostalgic but doubled with a passion for collecting posters, prints or films left there by a power that suddenly disappeared. He sometimes collects more intimate images, family pictures abandoned by former occupants. The dialogue between these different representations takes us back to the brutality and the strength of the soviet system, a powerful authority that nobody could have imagined to disappear on a 26th of December. Those photographs reflect the flickering eternity of our contemporary societies.


After the Wall, Traces of the Soviet Empire is the first exhibition of Eric Lusito in Switzerland


In 2011, Eric Lusito took part of the 8th Vevey International Photo Award, organized by the Festival Images.

Eric Lusito

© Eric Lusito, 677ème Régiment d'Artillerie, Shebi-Gobi, Mongolie

© Eric Lusito, 14ème Escadre de Sous-Marins, Liepaja, Lettonie

© Eric Lusito, Mig 21 - 126ème Régiment Aérien de Chasse, Bayantal, Mongolie

© Eric Lusito, Lénine - 12ème Division de Fusiliers Motorisés, Baganuur, Mongolie