For the season opening 2017/18, Bildhalle is delighted to be able to announce a solo exhibition by one of Switzerland’s most revered and famous photographer. In close cooperation with his family, this will be the first solo show since René Burri’s passing in 2014 and is meant to commemorate this «Humanist with Camera».
René Burri brought us now-famous icons of 20th Century’s history of photography. As an extensively traveling MAGNUM photographer, he also took us to all corners of the world through his vivid photo reportages. His photographs, always interested in the issues, are engaged, complex and empathetic. René Burri didn’t just want to document the world, he also wanted to change it with his images.
The exhibition at Bildhalle will present an impressive selection of his signed gelatin silver and c-prints, emphasizing his formal and dynamic visual language while also providing one or the other surprise.