CHANTAL ELISABETH ARIËNS (NL) / PAUL CUPIDO (NL) / NAOHIRO NINOMIYA (JP) / ALBÁRRAN CABRERA (ES) / MIKA HORIE (JP) / DOUGLAS MANDRY (CH) / FLOR GARDUÑO (MX) / GREGOR TÖRZS (DE) / JOOST VANDERBRUG (BE) / MARIA-AURELIA RIESE (UK) / MIRIAM TÖLKE (DE) / RACHEL THOMSON (UK) / RENÉ GROEBLI (CH) / JEFFREY CONLEY (US) / MARGARET LANSINK (NL) / GLITHERO (NL/UK)
Opening: Thursday, 23 November, 18-21h
Bildhalle, Stauffacherquai 56, 8004 Zurich.
René Groebli, Margaret Lansink, Douglas Mandry, Joost Vanderbrug and Chantal Elisabeth Ariëns will be present.
19h Introduction at Bildhalle (Staufferquai 56).
19.30h Margaret Lansink guides through her exhibition in our showroom.
All 18 exhibited artists have an in-depth knowledge of printing techniques and photographic processes dating back to the early 19th century. Their craftsmanship, the special care they take in selecting the paper, and the high quality of the prints go beyond the technical aspect: they give the works a haptic and sensual quality. The photographic print is no longer just an image of a captured section of the world around us; it changes and refines the ordinary and becomes part of the artistic value.
The spectrum includes early techniques from the 19th century: cyanotypes by the Japanese artist Mika Horie, chine-collé prints on two different papers by Paul Cupido and Miriam Tölke, photograms by Rachel Thomson, photopolymer etchings by Chantal Elisabeth Ariëns, and breath-taking platinum palladium prints by Jeffrey Conley, Flor Garduño and Gregor Törzs.
The exhibition also features new, innovative printing techniques that combine historical knowledge with a playful, experimental approach, including lithographs of historical images on used glacier protection textile by Douglas Mandry, pigment prints on gampi paper over gold leaf by Albarrán Cabrera, Joost Vanderbrug’s monotypes created by transferring photo emulsion to paper and the unique blueware vases with cyanotype photograms by the artist duo Glithero.
The group exhibition at Bildhalle is accompanied by a solo presentation of Margaret Lansink in the showroom. The Dutch artist is the winner of the prestigious “Hariban Award”, which honors special achievements and skills in the art of printing.
For more information about each artist please contact the gallery: firstname.lastname@example.org