Christian LutzSuisse, 1973
09 Nov - 17 Dec 2016
Opening of the exhibition and concert by Louis Jucker & Emilie Zoé
La Ferblanterie, Chaussée de la Guinguette, behind Vevey station
From 2011 to 2014, Christian Lutz made several trips to Las Vegas to create his series Insert Coins.
A city where everything is possible, a city of glitter, ultra-liberal, home to the largest casinos in the world, with fanciful and monumental architecture. And yet Las Vegas is also a major crime and prostitution centre. Crazed figures under blaring lights, drunk partygoers sleeping on the pavement, dressed up homeless people hoping to catch a few coins and vague Elvis Presley lookalikes: This gallery of portraits depicts social outcasts, the excess and extremes of an anomic society, and the illusions and disillusions of individual fates.
Lutz’s series, Insert Coins, was the subject of a book published by André Frère in May 2016 and his work is also exhibited at the Lianzhou Foto Festival in China.
The last exhibition of the year at Espace Images is always dedicated to a recipient of the international photography award Grand Prix Images Vevey. Christian Lutz received the prize in 2010 for his project Tropical Gift.