Exhibitions at BILDHALLE
Summer Show / Sommerfest und Ausstellung
Bildhalle is happy to announce Paul Cupido‘s first solo exhibition in May 2019 in Zurich, while also proudly presenting the artist‘s work at Photo London and Photo Basel. The exhibition is presented in conjuction with the release of two new photo books by Paul Cupido (Edition Bildhalle): Éphémère & Continuum.
The artist will be present at the opening reception in Zurich and will be available to sign copies of the book.
«Wherever his worldwide photog… more
The exhibition presents the city of Zurich and its people as they lived and worked during the tumultuous times between 1967 and 1976, when youthful rebellion and sexual revolution confronted bourgeois morality and order. The two photographers Willy Spiller and Fred Mayer will exhibit some of their best-known works at Bildhalle, images that are visually intense, absurd and a witty testimony to the zeitgeist of that time.
Willy Spiller (*1947, Zurich) has become well known as a photojournalist … more
Fred Mayer shows vintage prints from his three-part series «Zürcher Panoptikum», originally published in the weekend edition of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung in 1972, accompanied by a text by Hugo Loetscher. Whether publishers, artists, street sweepers or loiterers, they all appeared in front of Mayer's camera. Following the principle of US photographer Irving Penn, Fred Mayer did not portray his protagonists posing within their familiar milieu, but rather with their guard … more
DAS BILD VOM BERG
Robert Bösch presented his life's alpine work with his book "Mountains" and the exhibition "The Image of the Mountain". It is an impressive compilation of landscape, mountain and sports photography. As mountaineer, Robert Bösch has traveled to all seven continents, and as a photographer, has documented the most renowned people from the world of mountaineering, including his friend, the late Ueli Steck. The results are breathtaking sports and landscape imag… more
Once again the gallery Bildhalle is hosted at the Forum Paracelsus in St. Moritz this year and presents a group exhibition of important positions in classic and contemporary Swiss photography on the topic of "Winter".
Winter as a photographic subject has a long tradition in Switzerland. Snow and cold almost completely transform a landscape, concealing many of its characteristics and often reducing them to contrasts, planes and textures. Winter thus invites us to look at a place in a… more
Bildhalle presents the second solo exhibition by the Swiss artist Douglas Mandry. He will show exclusively works from the past two years, amongst them many from his latest series "Monuments". Concurrently with the exhibition "EQUIVALENCES", a book of the same title will be published.
"Seductively beautiful in the use of color, the diversity of form and the choice of materials while, simultaneously, being conceptually sophisticated in terms of subject-matters and phot… more
The new series by the Italian photographer Paolo Pellegrin (*1964) presents to us the stunning natural beauty of the antarctic ice shield, which is simultaneously a site of human-made crisis. The large-scale works on display portray a seemingly intact environment, but at closer observation reveal the eminent danger of being lost to global warming. Pellegrin photographed the antarctic ice fields and glaciers from within a surveying airplane, that is NASA's annual IceBridge aerial expediti… more
Bildhalle turns five! At the occasion of the summer party, the gallery introduces its new artists:
Renato D'Agostin: a Venetian from New York
Carolle Bénitah: a Moroccan from Marseille
Sissi Farassat: an Iranian from Vienna
Daniel Schwartz: a cosmopolitan from Switzerland
Paolo Pellegrin: an Italian from Geneva
Flor Garduño from Mexico.more
MUHAMMAD ALI (1942-2016)
The group exhibition "Now You See Me" at Bildhalle, curated by Mirjam Cavegn and Daniel Blochwitz, marks the second anniversary of Muhammad Ali’s death and—in a homage to him and his life—brings together works by a number of exceptional photographers: Thomas Hoepker (*1936, Germany), Gordon Parks (1912-2006, United States), Steve Shapiro (*1934, American), Marvin Newman (*1927, United States), Flip Schulke (1930-2008, United States), Carl Fischer (*1924, Uni… more
Albarrán Cabrera are the photographers Anna Cabrera and Angel Albarrán who work together as a collaborative duo.
Anna Cabrera was born in Sevilla, Spain, in 1969. She is a photographer and a teacher, who is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Anna earned her B.A. in English Philology from the University of Seville in 1992.
Angel Albarrán was born in Barcelona, Spain, in 1969. He is a photographer and a curator, who is currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Angel earned h… more
The "ENGIADINA" exhibition features mountain and landscape photographs by internationally renowned photographer Robert Bösch: all images have been taken in the past two years, with many exhibited here for the first time.
Hardly any other mountain and landscape photographer captures the iconic nature of mountains so impressively. Bösch's mountains are magical places: They rise up before us like sculptures, shrouded in light, mist and weather, often in ways we hav… more
Between 1977 and 1985 Swiss photographer Willy Spiller lived in New York and L.A. Fascinated by the speed, the energy and the absurdity of the 1970s and 80s, he roamed the streets far and wide with his camera. Whether it was rides on the subway, dancers at the legendary Studio 54, hip-hop culture in the streets of New York or the poolside life of L.A.'s high society, Spiller captured all the many facets of a bygone world in images as varied, as fascinating and as absurd as that world itse… more
René Groebli turns 90! René Groebli wird 90!
René Groebli will celebrate his 90th birthday this October, which Bildhalle takes as a welcomed
opportunity to honor this exceptional Swiss photographer with a comprehensive solo exhibition.
In cooperation with Daniel Blochwitz, this curated gallery show will present works from René Groebli’s
lifelong career. Aside from his legendary early works, like "The Eye of Love" or "Rail Magic", there will
be on display his experimental and ground-breaking image… more
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 photographers. 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 al… more
Philipp Keel allows himself to be surprised by the magic of the fleeting moment and records what he sees: chance encounters, everyday occurrences. His aim is not to reproduce reality but consciously to alter it by alienating or reducing it. The viewer needs to look precisely because the apparently normal becomes distorted in Philipp Keel’s images. A picture can be taken in a matter of seconds, but subsequent work on the image in the laboratory can take months, or even more than a year.… more
"FOR EVERGREEN" is a rich tribute to the universe of plants using the means available with analogue photography. It is the first time artist Thomas Flechtner has exhibited works from different cycles. The contrasts between them provide us with a tension-filled insight into his examination of Nature.
What connects the works? The fleeting nature of the moment. The mystery of the transient. The discovery of the insignificant.
Thomas Flechtner‘s latest work, "LEAVES"… more
The "TRANSLOCALS" exhibition is a series of inside views of historic and modern boxes of which Sinje Dillenkofer took photographs in private and public collections or museum archives, among them the Louvre Museum in Paris.
Her main interest is of empty containers, étuis, caskets or cases and their various lines, forms, constructions and imprints in lid and bottom - the «architectures of the archive». The photographs appear abstract as autonomous pictures in which … more
Flying bodies, human bodies, bodies of sound and animal bodies: "THE BODY PROJECT" is the first exhibition to provide an insight into all four body figurations that artist Christian Scholz has worked on so persistently for more than ten years. Scholz combines formal rigour, sophisticated
abstraction and keen observation to create a cosmos of parallels, puzzles, certitudes and irritations. The observer of his black-and-white photographs embarks on a journey to the edges of form and cont… more
Werner Bischof was born in Switzerland 1916. He studied photography with Hans Finsler in his native Zurich at the School for Arts and Crafts, then opened a photography and advertising studio. In 1942 he became a freelancer for Du magazine, which published his first major photo essays in 1943. Bischof received international recognition after the publication of his 1945 reportage on the devastation caused by the Second World War. In the years that followed, Bischof traveled in Italy and Greece for… more
Aus den Bündner Bergen
Valleys we have never heard of, rock formations reminiscent of Patagonia: for two years, celebrated alpine photographer Robert Boesch tramped the mountains of Graubuenden at every time of the day and year, and in all kinds of weather. The result is an impressive collection of images that reveal a region, familiar to many of us, from a completely unexpected and hitherto unknown perspective.
Robert Boesch writes: "Above all, I knew what I didn't want. I didn't want my pictures… more
"UNSEEN SIGHTS" ist the first solo exhibition of the emerging young talent Douglas Mandry and assembles works related to the act of traveling in a modern era.
Misappropriation of the term “sightseeing”, UNSEEN SIGHTS is instead the visit of a surrealistic territory. Douglas Mandry uses analog processes of image manipulation in order to question our relationship to images. At times obvious or subtle, his interventions playfully transfigure famous touristic places, … more
In 1936, when Werner Bischof was 20, he opened his photographic studio. The notice on the door read "Foto-Grafik".
The exhibition takes up this theme. It begins with some little-known early studio work, which reflects the strength of form and the masterly interplay of light and shade which were to become the hallmark of Werner Bischof‘s later photography. The exhibition covers his time as a photojournalist in a few iconic images, and goes on to pay more attention to Bischof&lsq… more
In 2014 Hans Peter Riegel had his first exhibition at Bildhalle gallery. Under the title SOME PIECES he presented a photographic exploratory expedition into his extensive archive. With his picture cycle NIGHT PIECES he establishes the idea of his first exhibition.
If SOME PIECES focused on the overlooked and forgotten motives, he now devotes himself again to the overlooked, the not perceived. NIGHT PIECES are plants which blossom in the shade, weed and undergrowth. He He moves them to the c… more
Who is René Groebli? He is a blind spot. Perhaps he is the proverbial blind spot, the "Missing Link" in the history of modern Swiss photography.
The first to notice him was the American photographer and curator Edward Steichen, the visionary Steichen who had towards the end of the 1940s established at the New York Museum of Modern Art the first photography department world-wide. For the museum’s collection he acquired Groebli’s image poem "Das Auge der Liebe&qu… more
Snow. Sounds are suddenly muted. The noise of traffic in the cities is no more and in the mountains the snow-laden air has dampened the monotonous click-clack of the ski lifts. Snow. And the landscape is transformed into a graphic. Snow. And suddenly abstraction is a reality, as whimsical and as beautiful as it is firm and relentless. Featuring Thomas Flechtner's series "Colder" and François Schaer's work "Jours blancs", this exhibition is dedicated to snow… more
Thomas Hoepker is one of the last living legends from the golden age of photo journalism. He was the first German member of the Magnum photographic agency and the first ac credited photographer in the German Democratic Republic, where he worked for “Stern” magazine. It was a job from “Stern” in 1964 that gave him the opportunity to start shoot ing portraits of the boxer Muhammad Ali at regular intervals over a period of ten years. This resulted in a leg… more
What is real, what is illusion? Delphine Burtin is controlling this optical confusion perfectly. She creates images that let us see things that do not exist. Delphine Burtin photographs trivial objects. Anonymous things we encounter every day, banal and common. Doing so she is experimenting with the effects of forms, colors, lines and surfaces, showing us the subjectivity of visual perception.
"I like visual accidents. I like thinking I’ve seen something that in reality is compl… more
14 Fotografen, 2 Jahre, 1 Ausstellung
Die Bildhalle feiert ihr 2-jähriges Bestehen mit einer Jubiläumsausstellung. Sämtliche von der Bildhalle vertretenen Fotografen zeigen eine Kostprobe aus ihrem Schaffen. Wir treffen auf alte Bekannte – mit neuen Arbeiten von Künstlern, die bereits mit einer Einzelausstellung in der Bildhalle gewürdigt wurden. Und wir entdecken neue Talente – mit einem Einblick in die foto- grafische Arbeit von Fotografen, die erst im Jahr 2014 zur Galerie stiessen. Und beg… more
Drive In is an exhibition about cars, showing the approach of this subject by numerous photographers, from the fifties to nowadays.
When Elliott Erwitt, during and after the depression era, photographed those rolling dreams with his candid sense of humor and irony, cars, especially the very large and imposing ones, were already a landmark in the American landscape. When René Burri travelled to Brazil to document the building of modern cities, one of his most stunning photographs, «… more
He is known as a photographer of mountain scenery, but he is much more than that. Robert Boesch loves and admires nature, and stones in particular – whether a single boulder, a hill, a whole mountain range, or the expanse of the entire visible earth crust. The sky looms above, horizons frame the scene. We call it firmament of universe – this airy, transparent realm in constant motion that complements Boeschs’ earth.
The inexhaustible cosmos of appearances is faced by one, who… more
The works from Gian Paul Lozza’s «Somnium» series play directly with the viewer’s cultural reservoir – the intersubjective storehouse of images and stories that has developed in popular culture. «This is a journey into the depths of the human psyche», says Gian Paul Lozza. «It is dark and melancholy there. The viewer is abandoned to himself. The film of internal images takes him captive and leads him into unknown recesses of his consciousness&ra… more
“For more than twenty years, Swiss photographer Tobias Madörin has been working on his photo series Topos. Creating staged tableaux in the manner of nineteenth-century painters, Madörin investigates the interaction between the inhabitants and their surrounding environments in countries as diverse as Spain, Uganda, Indonesia, and Japan.
His large-scale images examine communal spaces, the outskirts of metropolises, waste disposal sites,and landscapes marked by agriculture and m… more
Der sogenannte «moment décisif» prägt die Bewertung der Fotografie während der gesamten ersten 150 Jahren seit ihrer Erfindung. Nur wer den Auslöser im entscheidenden Augenblick drückt und gleichzeitig den richtigen Bildausschnitt wählt, besitzt den Schlüssel zum fotografischen Ruhm. Henri Cartier-Bresson, der definitorische Erfinder des «moment décisif» steht an oberster Stelle dieser Qualitätspyramide; dicht
gefolgt von… more
Wie viel Equipment braucht ein Mensch fernab der Zivilisation? Wie kann man einen Elchbullen anlocken? Oder bei 30 Grad Minus im Freien schlafen?
In den Weiten Nordkanadas findet Bruno Augsburger, was er auch in seiner Fotografie sucht: Einfachheit. Und Antworten auf die Frage, was unberührte Natur für den modernen Menschen bedeuten kann. «Out There» heisst die Ausstellung ganz schlicht. Frei von gekünstelter Inszenierung erzählt sie Augsburgers eigene Geschich… more
«Seine Berührbarkeit spricht in Bildern. Und die Bilder sprechen zu uns. Sie erzählen von der Zweisamkeit und der Nähe, die entsteht, wenn ein Fotograf Menschen erkennt. Nicht, indem er sie festhält, sondern indem er sie loslässt, sich selbst überlässt und dem Vertrauen, das den Moment der Begegnungerst möglich macht. Maurice Haas sucht die Intimität, indem er dem Gegenstand seiner Zuneigung Zuwendung schenkt.
En passant soll das geschehen? … more
Sandro Dieners Landschaftsfotografien versetzen uns auf einen anderen Planeten. Ob in den Alpen, in Osteuropa oder auf Island: Sandro Diener wartet auf jenen magischen Moment, in dem Erde, Licht und Wetter eine fremdartige, fast surreale Szenerie ergeben. Er bildet Landschaft nicht ab, sondern enthüllt ihre Grösse. Er lässt alles Banale weg und bekennt sich zu einer Ästhetik der Einfachheit. Vertrautes oder fremdes Terrain – in Sandro Dieners Fotografie fügt sich… more