ANNIVERSARY EXHIBITION IN THE NEWLY OPENED SHOWROOM
Bildhalle celebrates its 10th anniversary with a second showroom in Zurich and an
anniversary exhibition at Manessestrasse 2, 8003 Zurich
Wednesday - Friday: 12:00 - 18.30. Saturday 11:00 - 16:00 or by appointment.
We are glad to announce the representation of six new artists:
She is considered the most important female fashion photographer of the second half of the 20th century. Her style is characterized by unusual printing techniques and innovative graphic effects. Experimentation in the darkroom was as important to her as the close relationship with her models. Bassman’s images went down in photographic history with their impres-sionistic aesthetic and subtlety of intimate gestures.
Laurence Aëgerter (*1972, FR/NL)
Her diverse body of work includes photographs, installations, textile works, and artist books that address the permanent change inherent in the nature of things. By using archives and existing visual material – from coffee table books to museum collections – she explores the visual archive that shapes our collective memory.
The artist duo from Geneva, consisting of Manon Duparc (*1991) and François Pain (*1988), call themselves a photographic “dream factory.” In their series Percept, they eliminate all figurative ballast to invite us on a colorful journey of the soul, to discover the “chorus of colors”, as Wassily Kandinsky called it. Their photography could be likened to abstract impressionism, toning down the forms at the moment of capture to leave room only for the colors and their relationship to light.
For his latest series, “Birds of Mexico”, Pieter Henket, a Dutch photographer living in New York, portrays a generation of young Mexicans who
are challenging the conservative attitudes of their country and culture on issues of gender identity, sexuality, and religion. Through his staged black-and-white portraits, Henket allows us to take part in their journey, recounting how they courageously seek to break those shackles that limit their true identities.
Hendrik & Paula Kersten
Hendrik Kerstens (*1956) and his daughter Paula Kerstens (*1987) have been creating a consistent sequence of portraits since Paula’s childhood. In the process, the father photographs the daughter in the style of the radically realistic paintings of the Dutch Golden Age. By subtly choosing everyday objects and contemporary headpieces and integrating them into a historical context, they remind us that daily life has always been an integral subject of art, whether in the 17th century or the 21st. They bring history
to life, more than that, they put the past and the present into a photographic dialogue.
Aimée Hoving (*1978, CH)
Aimée Hoving is an artist and photographer living in Geneva. She first removes all color from her delicate photographic still lifes of flowers, then brings them back to life with pastels, ink and embroidery. Each work is unique – charged with secrets and desires. In the series they form a thread of life in all its fragility.