Aspects of European Photography, circa 1930With the title "Aspects of European Photography, circa 1930", the Jörg Maaß Gallery will show a selection of 55 black and white photographs displaying a wide overview of the various aspects of European photography from the middle of the 1920s to the end of the 1930s.
The main themes of the approximately 30 different photographers are; technology and science, "unusual points of view", advertising and portrait photography. The exhibition will include important representatives of the "Neues Sehen" and "Neue Sachlichkeit", as well as artists influenced by Surrealism.
In spite of the impressive similarities that become apparent when images by different photographers are juxtaposed, revealing time and again a common interest in the selection of subject matters, the exhib...
Hans Finsler (1891-1972 Switzerland)"Hans Finsler + Embru"
Vintage photographs, retouched photographs, original furniture
Curated by :
Franca Comalini + Peter Lepel
The exhibition presents photographs by one of Switzerland's most important photographers, Hans Finsler (1891-1972) - commissioned beginning in the 1930s by the furniture manufacturer Embru - together with a selection of objects depicted in his photographs. "Through the collaboration with some of the most significant designers of his time, Finsler played a significant role in the visual communication of modern design. As the first instructor (1932-1957) of the legendary photography course at the Kunstgewerbeschule Zürich, as longtime chairman of the Werkbund, and as theorist, he strongly influenced Swiss photography." (Museum für Gestaltung Zürich)
Hans Finsler's precise object p...