The fourth in its series of exhibitions and publications: a vibrant spectrum of current, international photography; it shows 8 approaches, eight artistic variations in expression, subject matter, social focus and geographical location. The artists have chosen widely divergent forms of presentation from conventionally framed pictures and projections to space-filling installations.
Darren Almond, Edward Burtynsky, Georg Gatsas, Aglaia Konrad, Uriel Orlow, Beat Streuli, Mette Tronvoll, Ester Vonplon
co-curated by Andreas Fiedler and Simon Maurer
The images that we see meld into our image of the world. What visual worlds, what world images do artists show us in their photographs? The Helmhaus Zürich is presenting the fourth in its series of exhibitions and publications titled World Images: a vibrant spectrum of current, international photography.
The infectious commitment of the feelings on view covers a wide spectrum: beauty and horror are close neighbours; magical moonlit nights rub shoulders with man-made natural catastrophes; the camera eye ranges from Mongolia to megacities, from a remote valley in Switzerland to mining regions in Australia.
Co-curated by Andreas Fiedler and Simon Maurer the exhibition World Images 4 shows eight approaches, eight artistic variations in expression, subject matter, social focus and geographical location.
The internationally renowned artists are relatively new to Switzerland: the Austrian Aglaia Konrad, an artist who left her stamp on the memorable documenta X; Edward Burtynsky, whose environmental concerns have attracted the notice of art, science and politics in North America; Darren Almond, who was represented at the legendary London exhibition Sensation, and the Norwegian Mette Tronvoll, whose series of portraits are increasingly attracting critical attention. Two young Swiss practitioners are included as well: Ester Vonplon (31) and Georg Gatsas (33), each contributing their own distinctive interior views. Uriel Orlow has contributed to the Swiss presentation at this year’s Venice Biennale and Beat Streuli’s inimitable oeuvre is already inscribed in the history of photography.
For their work, much of it produced especially for the exhibition, the artists have chosen widely divergent forms of presentation from conventionally framed pictures and projections to space-filling installations.
Image: Darren Almond, Fullmoon@Sesshu II, 2011, 180 x 180 cm, C-Print
Opening: Thursday September 22, 6 pm
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