Photography is always present in Zurich. With the Bildhalle and the Photobaste, the city has two art spaces specialized in photography, both of which always show excellent exhibitions.
http://www.tableauzurich.org No.8 OLAF BREUNING: There's always something to complain about life The exhibition presents a new work by Swiss artist Olaf Breuning. There are photographs on which paradoxical situations were staged with everyday persons and objects. Little tragedies of everyday life show human life in which not always everything goes according to plan. Olaf Breuning (* 1970) lives and works in New York. The targeted, multimedial irritation with optical and contentual means is a common thread through his previous work.…Find out more »
For the season opening on 24 August 2017, Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie will present a journey through Cuba’s eventful photographic history of the past 60 years with the A JOURNEY TO CUBA exhibition. On the occasion of the 50th anniversary 1967 of the death of Ernesto Che Guevara, we will be showing Vintage prints on the subject of the controversial revolutionaries. With photograhs by: Elliott Erwitt, René Burri, Alberto Korda, Adrián Fernández Milanes, René Peña, José Agraz, Juan Carlos…Find out more »
The Bildhalle is looking forward to announcing the first single exhibition since the death of the most famous and revered Swiss photographer in close cooperation with the Burri family for the 2017/18 season, thus commemorating this «humanist with camera». René Burri created icons of the photography history of the 20th century and took us as a traveling MAGNUM photographer with his haunting picture reports in all corners of the world. His photographic works were always interested, committed, complex and emphatic.…Find out more »
7 pm: Introduction by Maren Polte, University of Bern The Czech photographer Miroslav Tichý (1926 - 2011) appeared at the beginning of the 21st century comely in the art world after Harald Szeeman had shown him at the Seville Biennial in 2004 and Tobia Bezzola gave him a solo exhibition at the Kunsthaus in Zurich in 2006. Many large museums followed and realized further exhibitions in the following years. It was not until after his death in 2011 that it…Find out more »
I am delighted to welcome Manuel Ritter (1994) as a guest in my rooms. For the first time in Switzerland, he is showing his photographic work mainly from his time in New York - and beyond. In the exhibition is a photobook of the artist. Insight into the work under http://www.manuelritterphoto.com.Find out more »