Fotomuseum Winterthur | Saturday, 05.06. – Sunday, 15.08.1999

Young – New Photography in Swiss Art

The 1990s have seen an incomparable boom in photography. The most significant positions in international art have been taken using this medium. It would appear that photography has been able to develop an amplitude in its double role a documentation of reality and “created” medial image which reflects the themes current at the end of this century.

This boom has not been held up by international borders. Exhibitions explicitly dedicated to photographic work within the geographic limitations of “Switzerland” have presented a multitude of attitudes and images in the 90s. Still, we were surprised to come across more than 150 interesting young artists who work with photography, thanks to many tips, during the course of our research for Young. We have generally selected the quite young and less well known ones, who have only recently entered into the field or are still attending a school. You will be surprised at the variety provided by the (mostly female) essentialists, intimists, examiners of identity and body, actors and actresses, media surfers, landscapers and strollers!

With: Emmanuelle Antille, Olaf Breuning, Françoise Caraco, Teresa Chen, Ruth Erdt, Nicolás Fernández, Fabrizio Giannini, Daniela Keiser, Chantel Michel, Cat Tuong Nguyen, Thomas Popp, Bohdan Stehlik, Monica Studer/Christoph van den Berg, Isabel Truniger, Alexia Walther and Franziska Wüsten.

The exhibition was curated by Urs Stahel.

Main sponsors: Stadt Winterthur, Bundesamt für Kultur, Fondation Nestlé pour l‘Art, Migros Kulturprozent