OPENING OF THE EXHIBITION ON SEPTEMBER 3, 2020
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In tandem with the major retrospective of René Burri`s life work at the Musée de l`Elysée (“Explosion of Sight”), the Bildhalle is proud to present LES AUTRES, showcasing over 50 signed prints, including icons of Burri`s oeuvre, superb colour photographs and exclusive samples of lesser known works.
“René Burri was always driven by an irrepressible zest for life and a thirst for discovering the universe, but especially by an acute aware-ness of the ebb and flow of things, a tenacious desire to understand the workings of the world, and the certainty of then being able to share his experiences and his analyses with his peers. Two parallel approaches can be distinguished in René Burri: on the one hand the composition, the structure and the visual impact are of indisputable economy, precision and legibility, conferring on his work a symbolic character, universal and almost eternal; on the other, each sign, each shape, each frame within the image confers an original and personal perspective on what is portrayed. The uniqueness of Burri`s visual universe, whether in response to a commission or for more personal work, whether in black-and-white or in colour, is founded on the complementarity between these two approaches, their superposition and their osmosis, perhaps. His p hotograp hs also hold the page or the picture rails of a gallery like no others and have the unique power to reveal each situation to us in a single photogram.”
Marc Donnadieu, Co-curator with Mélanie Bétrisey of the exhibition at the Musée de l`Elysée, Lausanne (excerpt from the catalogue “René Burri, Explosion of Sight”, Musée de l`Elysée Lausanne/Scheidegger & Spiess)