Exhibitions at Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie
Bedtime Stories in Photography / Bettgeschichten in der Fotografie
A place of retreat and sleep, a place of love, intimacy and lust, a land of dreams, a scene of birth, but also of illness and death - the bed has a multifaceted role in our lives and is thus one of the most frequently portrayed objects in art. It is an intimate place; a place where we feel at ease; a place where many things are experienced. The exhibition at Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie explores this place as a central motif in photography. However, the exhibition goes beyond the mere p… more
Concrete Photography strives for a pure photography that focuses only on itself and is detached from iconography and symbolism. Swiss photographer Roger Humbert, born in Basel in 1929, is a pioneer of Concrete Photography and has produced an extensive body of work from the 1950s to the present day. The exhibition "The Language of Light" presents the wide-ranging oeuvre of Humbert and elaborates the history of the development of Concrete Photography. This comprehensive look focuses on… more
People in American Photography
The exhibition "PERCEPTIONS" features works by American photographers, which concern themselves with issues like human contact, corporeality, intimacy as well as fragility. The photographs explore problems of everyday topics and situations, the necessity of which are made clear to us only at times marked by restrictions, distancing, and isolation. "PERCEPTIONS" aims to draw attention to the importance of the relationship between people - regardless of origin or skin colour.… more
Photograms from 1950 to 1970 / Fotogramme von 1950 bis 1970
Concrete Photography strives for a pure photography that focuses on itself and is detached from iconography and symbolism. Born in Basel in 1929, photographer Roger Humbert is a pioneer of Concrete Photography and has produced an extensive oeuvre from the 1950s to the present day. Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie presents Humbert's important position in 20th century photography in a solo exhibition, which shows a selection of photograms from the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, created with exp… more
Parallel to our main exhibition, we are showing photographs by Jerry Uelsmann in our cabinet. Uelsmann is one of the most influential photographers of his generation, because he did not only challenge with his montages the prevailing canon of his chosen medium, but he also anticipated an image language that came only into fruition in this perfection with the rise of digital imaging and photo editing technologies a few decades later. Since the 1960s, Uelsmann composed surreal visual worlds and na… more
"Life in the Ruins" at Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie in Zurich is Deborah Kelly’s first solo exhibition
in Switzerland, curated by Daniel Blochwitz.
Discarded books and encyclopedias are as much source material for Deborah Kelly (*1962) as her avid studies, her boundless curiosity and vivid imagination. She describes it as her "obsession with constructing new possibilities for the symbolic order from abandoned books, and their sorrowful status as the ruins of a civil… more
The exhibition of Balthasar Burkhard (1944-2010) assembles a selection of important photographs from the work groups of the cities (1999), Namibia, (2000), Rio Negro (2002), Bernina (2002), Torso (2007), Falcon wing (1993), Alps (1993), as well as Heliogravures and Collector's prints.
The legendary city photographs by Balthasar Burkhard were first shown at the 48th Venice Biennale in 1999 and 1999 at the Fabian & Claude Walter Gallery in Basel. The exhibition was curated by Harald Sz… more
In the gallery's cabinet room Annelies Štrba shows a series of works from her current work cycle "Madonnas".
Annelies Štrba has been fascinated by the variety of Virgin Mary's representations since her youth and has created an extensive archive of Mary's representations over the years. Using modern technical aids, the artist succeeds in transforming the classic "Madonna picture" into the present day.
The Madonna pictures of Annelies Š… more
The Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie is pleased to present a selection of works by the internationally re- nowned street and documentary photographer Jill Freedman in a cabinet exhibition. Vintage photo- graphs from various phases of the New Yorker's creative life are shown.more
With "A Journey to Cuba" the Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie will present a journey through Cuba’s eventful photographic history of the past 60 years.
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. During the Cuban revolution of 1956 - 1959, the M-27-6 resistance movement led by Fidel Castro (1926-2016, Cuba) and Ernesto Rafael Guevara (1928-1967, Argent… more
The Galerie Fabian & Claude Walter is pleased to announce an exhibition in cooperation with Daniel Blochwitz that is showcasing a selection of photographs by Nan Goldin taken between 1980 and 2001 from an extraordinary private collection. The photography collector and former dancer had a long-standing personal relationship to the artist. Some of the images for The Ballade of Sexual Dependency were taken in his Boston house at the time; others show him later as a guest of a leather bed &am… more
The group exhibition Encounters at the Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie in Zurich brings together a number of photographic positions that explore the issues of lust, intimacy, fantasy und body. Pictured are convergences of intense life styles as well as erotic relationships or staged encounters, ranging from ambiguous to passionate to explicit.
Artists like Nan Goldin (*1953), Larry Clark (*1943) or André Gelpke (*1947) document life on societal peripheries, even if those margins ru… more
The photographs of the 82-year-old American photographer Jerry Uelsmann take us into a fantastic world, which clearly has never existed as such in front of a camera rather than foremost in the imagination of the artist. Only then, they were assembled bit by bit in the darkroom to a sum of appropriate picture elements. With this first exhibition of his work, curated by Daniel Blochwitz, Fabian & Claude Walter Gallery is delighted to announce the representation of Jerry Uelsmann and introduc… more
Phobias have been the perfect material for Hollywood fantasies for quite some time, ranging from Hitchcock’s 1963 classic "The Bird" to the 1990 blockbuster "Arachnophobia", in which Jeff Daniels as Dr. Jennings overcomes his fear of spiders in order to save his family and an idyllic Californian hicksville from a monster spider. But fears of (wild) animals are real and quite common, whether as Orniphobia, the fear of birds, or the already mentioned Arachnophobia. An… more
What would we discover if we could see the world from above from every possible perspective and our field of vision was greater than that from the window of a passenger plane? What would we discover if we could float high above the ground without being pulled back down to earth by the force of gravity?
The pioneer of aerial photography, Georg Gerster, who was born in 1928 in Winterthur, answers our questions with the aerial photographs he took during more than 3,500 hours of flying in small ai… more
Es ist wieder soweit: Wir betreten die Jahreszeit an der wir traditionell das abgelaufene Jahr rückblickend reflektieren. Was wäre da also besser für eine Ausstellung geeignet, als eine, die fotografisch vom "Gipfelglück” erzählt und dafür drei sich ergänzende Positionen vereinigt.
Die Fabian & Claude Walter Galerie freut sich in Zusammenarbeit mit Daniel Blochwitz im Fotografiekabinett den bekannten zeitgenössischen Porträtisten de… more
This exhibition brings together works by five exceptional Swiss photographers—Werner Bischof (*1916 †1954), Balthasar Burkhard (*1944 †2010), René Burri (*1933 †2014), Robert Frank (*1924) and René Groebli (*1927) —who sought to explore with their cameras the roads, streets and off-the-beaten-paths around the globe and in the process ended up re-shaping their chosen medium as well as our view of the world.
Not unlike people who feel the need to cr… more
The photographer Luzia Simons, who was born in Brazil in 1953, lives and works in Berlin. She has spent the last few years investigating floral iconography and adopting an artistic stance on the subject. On tulips for example, whose history can be regarded as a symbol of cultural transmission – a mechanism referred to by the modernists in Brazil as "Anthropophagy" (Oswald de Andrade). After all, as well as transferring goods and technologies, today’s increasingly global m… more
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