We have the pleasure of presenting two contemporary photographers, Douglas Mandry, CH and Paul Cupido, NL in combination with vintage prints by Swiss master photographer Werner Bischof (1916-1954).
Douglas Mandry – Foam Talent 2019 – creates unique works by lithographing found images on geotextiles ordinarily used to arrest the melting of glaciers. He captures landscapes disappearing in the wake of climate change. Like Douglas Mandry, Paul Cupido is acclaimed for experimenting with traditional printing techniques. For both artists, a print is not only a medium to show an image, it is an object of art by itself.
The print as an object of art can be applied as well on Bischof’s vintages from Japan. A dozen of exclusive vintage prints are on view here for the first time. Bildhalle emphasizes the importance of Bischof’s Japan series from 1951 by publishing a book about this series with book launch during Paris Photo. Paul Cupido’s contemporary photographs of Japan show intriguing similarities and contrasts, marking the inescapable changes that have taken place over the past 70 years.
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