News from BILDHALLE
The gallery Bildhalle, founded by Mirjam Cavegn in 2013, deliberately takes on the responsibility of a long-standing Swiss tradition regarding photography and its distribution as an artistic medium. Thus, it represents outstanding classic and contemporary positions with the necessary consequence.
In the interplay between selected established photographers of the 20th Century and those of a younger generation that aims to keep extending the medium, Mirjam Cavegn shapes an ambitious gallery progra… 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 Ita… more
BILDHALLE will highlight the photo basel booth with three artists who are newly representing: Renato D'Agostin (*1983, Italy), Flor Garduño (*1957, Mexico) and Carolle Bénitah (*1965, Morocco). A special focus on works by the Spanish artist duo Albarrán Cabrera and a selection of photographs by legendary Swiss photographers René Burri, Werner Bischof and René Groebli will complete the presentation.
Renato D'Agostin: &l… more
Bildhalle is proudly following the lead of now-legendary institutions, galleries and individuals who have shaped the Swiss legacy of continually advancing the photographic medium and further expanding it as an art form. Taking cues from this rich history while also positioning the gallery decidedly within our time and international context, gallery founder and director Mirjam Cavegn pursues an ambitious exhibition program that bridges and pairs some of the most innovative, formally rigorous an… more
The gallery for contemporary and classic photography is situated in the old Akryla factory in Kilchberg on the border to the city of Zurich, Switzerland.
Mirjam Cavegn, the founder of the Bildhalle, spent years developing books of photographs for an international photographic publisher and then worked as a photo editor for various media companies. Bildhalle will show Carmen Mitrotta and Douglas Mandry. She also co-curated the special exhibition Drive-In<… more