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.