© Kurt Wyss, Freundinnen - Gisèle Freund und Anita Neugeb.
ANITA NEUGEBAUER – photo art basel.
Portrait of the Photographer, Gallery Owner and Collector
‘I wanted to get to know the people who reveal my inner life with their pictures.’
Anita Neugebauer (born in 1916 in Berlin) studied photography at the Contempora – Lehrateliers für neue Werkkunst in Berlin in the 1930s. She is among the avantgarde of photo gallery owners and her collection includes masterpieces classic 20th-century photography. Her gallery photo art basel (1976 – 2004) was one of the first to promote the public presentation of photography at a time when it was not yet being collected as art or exhibited in museums. Neugebauer’s photo exhibitions with Robert Doisneau, Gisèle Freund, Ruth Mayerson Gilbert, René Mächler, Floris M. Neusüss, Monique Jacot and Yvan Dalain made history.
The curator and artist Alex Silber has selected works to illustrate the life and work of the Swiss photography pioneer in connection and confrontation with historic and contemporary protagonists of the gallery.
© Gisèle Freund / Sammlung Anita Neugebauer, Selbstportrait Gisèle Freund, 1931.
List of photographers:
Claude Baechtold, Derek P. Bennett, Werner Bischof, Tom Bisig, Edouard Boubat, Denis Brihat, Jean-Paul Brun, Ursula Büttiker, Yvan Dalain, Jean Dieuzaide, Robert Doisneau, Alicia d’Amico, Sara Facio, Franco Fontana, Gisèle Freund, Lee Friedländer, Fritz Henle, Rut Himmelsbach, Eikoh Hosoe, Monique Jacot, Hugo Jäggi, Germaine Krull, Lucana, René Mächler, Jan C. L. Massner, Ruth Mayerson Gilbert, Barbara Morgan, Nicole Naas, Floris Neusüss, Claire Niggli, Gabriele und | and Helmut Nothhelfer, Victor Flores Olea, Beat Presser, Rebecca Sampson, Ute Schendel, Alex Silber, Karin Székessy, Roman Vishniac, Christian Vogt, Judith Walser, Kurt Wyss, Katrin Zickendraht, Mariano Zuzunaga