The exhibition “Lucien Hervé: Lumière Construite” pays tribute to the work of photographer Lucien Hervé.

In his photographs, Lucien Hervé (1910-2007) communicates architecture in images. The masterful balance between light and shadow gives new life to buildings. The photographer’s minimalist views of certain details or the material of a space powerfully dramatize the architects’ ideas, condensing them into abstract compositions. Lucien Hervé’s unique visual vocabulary fascinated Le Corbusier, who recognized in him an “architect’s soul”. Their meeting in 1949 led to a collaboration that lasted over 15 years. In the exhibition, Hervé’s photographs of the work of numerous architects interact with Le Corbusier’s work, which he documented extensively.

Curated by Imola Gebauer, art historian, and Simon Zehnder, Director of Pavillon Le Corbusier.


Lucien Hervé: Lumière Construite
May 3 – November 24, 2024

Pavillon Le Corbusier
Höschgasse 8
8008 Zürich Haltestelle Höschgasse

Opening hours:
Tuesday to Sunday, 12 pm to 6 pm, Thursday 12 pm to 8 pm.
Closed on Mondays.

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