Upcoming exhibition

Balthasar Burkhard – Retrospective

10.02.–21.05.2018

Together, Fotomuseum and Fotostiftung Schweiz will showcase the oeuvre of Swiss artist Balthasar Burkhard (1944–2010) in a major retrospective. Burkhard’s work spans half a century: from his early days as a trainee photographer with Kurt Blum to his seminal role in chronicling the art of his time, eventually becoming a photographic artist in his own right who brought photography into the realms of contemporary art in the form of the monumental tableau. More than 150 works and groups of works chart not only the progress of his own photographic career, but also the emergence of photography as an art form in the second half of the twentieth century. An exhibition in collaboration with Museum Folkwang, Essen, and Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana, Lugano.

Balthasar Burkhard, Nashorn, 1995

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Juergen Teller – Enjoy Your Life!

02.06.–07.10.2018

Juergen Teller navigates the boundary of art and commercial photography, putting the portrait at the heart of things. Whether in the realms of music, fashion, everyday life or landscape, his distinctive feel for individuals and situations allows him to create visual compositions whose immediacy is sometimes deceptively simple. Deliberately and implicitly breaking with visual conventions and expectations, his works neither idealise, glamourise nor romanticise. Juergen Teller (born 1964) is one of today’s most internationally renowned photographers and his works, often in the form of large-scale series, are widely published in books and magazines. An exhibition in collaboration with Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn.

Juergen Teller, from Enjoy Your Life! Junior, No. 74, 2017

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25 Years! Shared Histories, Shared Stories

20.10.2018–10.02.2019

On reaching our milestone 25th anniversary, here at Fotomuseum we are celebrating this jubilee in images and words. That includes reaching out to those who have accompanied us on our path: artists, photographers, authors and friends alike. 25 individuals at home and abroad will be invited to select their favourite works, or groups of works, from our own collection and to share with us their reasons for that choice – whether some particular esteem, or some personal memory. Every year from 1993 to 2018 represents an important exhibition, an important acquisition or a generous donation that has made its mark on the collection. And so the jubilee exhibition reflects, for once, not a view from within the museum, but an outward view of the wider ramifications of our shared experience.

Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga, from Acrobat Book, 2008

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