Exhibitions at Galerie Edwynn Houk
Galerie Edwynn Houk Zurich is pleased to present works by the acclaimed photographer Danny Lyon (American, b. 1942). Featuring a selection from the two series Civil Rights and The Bikeriders, the exhibition will be on display until the 29th of July 2017.
Danny Lyon is one of the most important American photographers of the last half century to renew documentary photography's concern with justice and the universal desire for freedom. Self-taught, and driven by twin passions for social chang… more
The Edwynn Houk Gallery is delighted to announce that it now represents the Finnish American photographer Arno Rafael Minkkinen, celebrated for his highly original nude self-portraits set mostly within the natural landscape. A significant selection of his photographs will be on view at the Edwynn Houk Gallery in Zurich until the 20th of May 2017.
Minkkinen’s remarkable black and white pictures show abstracted fragments of his body immersed in different natural or constructed spaces all ov… more
Edwynn Houk Gallery Zurich is pleased to announce its first exhibition of photographs by Lillian Bassman. The show will feature 14 prints showcasing the legendary fashion photographer's stylistic development. Edwynn Houk Gallery exclusively represents the artist’s Estate.
A seminal figure in the history of fashion photography, Lillian Bassman's photographs appeared on the pages of Harper's Bazaar from the late 1940s through the 1960s. She trained and worked under famed ar… more
Disfarmer: The Vintage Prints is the first exhibition in Switzerland of the vintage prints of Mike Disfarmer (1884-1959), one of America’s greatest portraitists. Posthumous prints, created from a cache of glass-plate negatives salvaged from his studio after his death, have been the subject of several books and numerous museum and gallery exhibitions since 1976, but original vintage prints have been unknown until this time. The debut of Disfarmer’s original vintage photographs is the … more
Galerie Edwynn Houk Zurich is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Nick Brandt (b. 1964, London, United Kingdom) opening on Thursday, May 26. The occasion marks the artist’s first presentation at the gallery’s Zurich location and follows the well-received exhibition at Edwynn Houk Gallery New York of Brandt’s most recent series Inherit the Dust. For Brandt’s Zurich presentation, we are pleased to present a special selection of the artist’s earlier p… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to present an exhibition of Stephen Shore’s (b. New York, 1947) vintage color photographs from the artist’s hallmark body of work, Uncommon Places. The show opens on Thursday, 11 February and marks the first solo exhibition of Shore’s work at Galerie Edwynn Houk in Zurich.
A child prodigy of photography, Stephen Shore began working with his first darkroom kit at the age of six, and when he was only fourteen, Edward Steichen acquired his photogr… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to present a selection of rare vintage prints by the photographer Ilse Bing (U.S., born Germany, 1899-1998). The exhibition "Ilse Bing: An Avant-Garde Vision", which opens in the Zurich gallery on September the 9th, 2015, features some of her most iconic works from a renowned ten year period in Paris. Other important images from her beginnings in Frankfurt and her travels to Switzerland and Holland are also on display. The selected works illustrate her p… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to announce our inaugural exhibition of photography by Liu Bolin (Chinese, b. 1973). Born in Shangdong Province, Liu moved to Beijing where he graduated from the prestigious Central Academy of Fine Arts with a Master’s degree in sculpture. He came of age during the 1990s, a period that witnessed the emergence of China from the remaining ashes of the Cultural Revolution, as well as the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989. In all of his work, Liu is committed to… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Cathleen Naundorf (German, b 1968). This will be the Paris-based photographer’s first exhibition with the gallery and her first within Switzerland.
Cathleen Naundorf studied painting and photography in the 1980s in Munich. It was a longstanding friendship and mentorship with the acclaimed fashion photographer Horst P. Horst (1906-1999) that sparked her interest in fashion photography. Through Horst’s tutela… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to present an exhibition of photographs by Moroccan-born artist, Lalla Essaydi. The exhibition will include work from two of her ongoing series: Harem (2009-2014) and Bullets (2009-2014).
Lalla Essaydi was born in Morocco, lived in Saudi Arabia for many years, was educated in Europe and the United States and now lives in New York. Essaydi’s photographs provide the opportunity to engage in the emerging "culture of Islamic feminism".
In her … more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by renowned photographer Robert Polidori (Canadian, b. 1951) from his iconic Château de Versailles series. This is the artist’s first exhibition at Galerie Edwynn Houk in Zürich and will feature a selection of his most distinguishing images from this series.
Polidori’s Versailles photographs document the decadence, eccentricity, and ultimate transformation of the palace from monarchical symbol and heart of … more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent works by Sissi Farassat (Iranian, b. 1969). This exhibition marks Sissi Farassat’s first one-person exhibition in Switzerland.
Encountering Sissi Farassat’s work, one quickly realizes the incredible amount of time she has spent transforming her photographs with needle and thread, and slowly, deliberately, turning each into a unique object. Upending what seems to be most specific about the photographic medium&mdash… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is delighted to present an exhibition of photographs by Vik Muniz, from two of his most iconic series, Pictures of Chocolate and Pictures of Diamonds.
Vik Muniz (Brazilian, b. 1961) is best known for his reimagined imagery and the inventiveness of his technique. He uses an extensive variety of materials including sugar, dirt, string, chocolate, wire, garbage and diamonds, to recreate and interpret famous images, such as the Mona Lisa executed in peanut butter and jelly, or a… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to announce an exhibition of large-scale photographs by Chen Jiagang, marking the first occasion of presenting the artist’s work in Switzerland.
The Three Gorges Dam in China’s Hubei Province was completed between 2006 and 2009, becoming the contested symbol of this country’s economic ambition and its subsequent challenges, folding into one a source of renewable energy production and environmental destruction, iconoclastic development and awe… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to present in Zürich our first exhibition of works by the renowned fashion photographer, Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969), from 30 January through 15 March 2014. This exhibition will feature 10 prints from two color portfolios, Vive L’Amerique! and Vive L’Amerique!!, published by the photographer’s estate, providing an opportunity to view the groundbreaking works by Blumenfeld that have proven to influence the course of fashion photography.
Galerie Edwynn Houk will present for the first time in our Zurich gallery a selection of prints by the American photographer, Edward Weston (1886-1958). Weston has long been considered one of the Modernist Masters of the medium, and certainly one of the most important and highly regarded photographers from the United States.
From the soft focus, more pictoralist style synonymous with his predecessors, Alfred Stieglitz and Edward Steichen, the oeuvre of Edward Weston marks the medium’s s… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to present a selection of exceedingly rare early prints by the legendary French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). The exhibition is drawn from a number of private collections, including the family of the artist, and focuses predominantly on his work from the 1950s and 60s, around central Europe.
Originally trained as a painter in the studio of the Cubist artist and sculptor André Lhote, Henri Cartier-Bresson turned to photography out of frustr… more
Edwynn Houk Gallery is delighted to announce the exclusive representation of Aberlardo Morell (American, b Havana 1948), whose pictures transform and transcend the ordinary and everyday. Morell will be the subject of a major retrospective exhibition, “The Universe Next Door,” which will start at the Art Institute of Chicago this June and tour to the Getty Museum, Los Angeles, this fall and the High Museum in Atlanta next winter. Morell’s first exhibition at Houk Gallery will be… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is proud to announce its first exhibition with the French photographers Yves Marchand (b. 1981) and Romain Meffre (b. 1987). The galerie will show a selection of large-format photographs from the artists’ first series, The Ruins of Detroit. This will be their first exhibition in Switzerland.
Detroit, Michigan, has become a symbol a deindustrialization, where a former industrial capital for the majority of the twentieth century has suffered an unprecedented rapid declin… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to announce an exhibition of photographs by Victor Schrager (American, b. 1950) from the artist's ongoing series, Composition as Explanation. This is the artist's first exhibition in Zürich. The show will take place from 5 January through 23 February 2013. A master of still-life photography and widely revered for his images of birds and everyday objects, Victor Schrager embraces modernism while rethinking its components to create something new. Over … more
Nadav KanderYangtze - The Long River1 NOVEMBER - 22 DECEMBER 2012VERNISSAGE: 1 NOVEMBER, 18-20 UHRGalerie Edwynn Houk is delighted to exhibit photographs by the London based photographer Nadav Kander’s Yangtze – The Long River. Completed in 2009, Yangtze chronicles several journeys that Kander took over three years, travelling upstream and westwards, from the mouth of the world’s third longest river in Shanghai, to the source in the Sichuan province, 4000 miles away. The series… more
Galerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent photographic work by the British artist Christopher Bucklow (b 1957). This will be Bucklow’s first exhibition with the gallery, and his first in Switzerland. “Anima” will showcase new pictures from Bucklow’s longstanding series of Guests and Tetrarchs. Each unique work is a cross between a photograph and a drawing, created using his own adaptation of a pinhole camera, a photographic process popular in the … more
Sebastiaan BremerEyesGalerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to announce the opening of an exhibition of new works by Sebastiaan Bremer (Dutch, b. 1970). The show begins on Saturday, 9 June and runs through Saturday, 28 July 2012. The artist will be present at the opening reception on Saturday, 9 June 2012, from 6-8pm. "Bremer’s technique is novel and utterly hybrid. Using various inks, he draws directly on slightly blurry c-print enlargements of photographs, and often adds splotches and strea… more
Lynn Davis2 February – 19 May 2012Vernissage | Thursday | 2 February | 6 – 8 pmGalerie Edwynn Houk is pleased to announce an exhibition of important photographs by Lynn Davis (American, b. 1944). The show takes place from 2 February to 19 May 2012 and draws from three series that span the artist’s prolific career and are based around the theme of water: Icebergs (1986-2007), Evening/Northumberland Strait (1993-1996) and China (2001).Water in its various forms and spectacular ma… more
AMERICAN PIONEERS OF COLOR:
23 September – 18 December 2010
Opening: September September, 6 – 8 pm
For its inaugural exhibition, Galerie Edwynn Houk Zur Stockeregg is pleased to present AMERICAN PIONEERS OF COLOR, a collection of modern and vintage prints by Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, and William Eggleston, widely acknowledged as the early masters of color photography in the United States. Their pioneering use of color in the … more
summer STOCK at STOCK eregg - AN ACCROCHAGE
June 14, 2010 - August 28, 2010
Opening: Saturday, June 12, 11 am - 4 pm
Stockeregg Gallery will open during the summer time its drawers and present works from the 1930s’ until today.
You will find photographs of international and national well-known artists in black/white and color as well. Masters of photography like Berenice Abbott, Bill Brandt, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Elliot Erwitt, Heinrich Kühn, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Eugène W. … more
SPACES. PHOTOGRAPHS BY CHRISTIAN VOGT AND DANIEL SCHWARTZ
In the exhibition entitled "Spaces", Zur Stockeregg Gallery features two outstanding Swiss photographers: Christian Vogt and Daniel Schwartz. The works of both artists are explored from an angle of spatiality - the term "space" being used in a broader sense, thus comprising both nature and interiors as well as adhering to spatial and temporal extension.
Christian Vogt and Daniel Schwartz - how different are both their pictorial language… more
With to be handled carefully, Sascha Weidner has created an art installation in which single photographs merge into a visual complex of high emotional intensity. The ability to offer visual toeholds to the beholder characterizes Weidner as a photographic poet and as an imaginative storyteller, as well. It is with great pleasure that Galerie Zur Stockeregg, for the first time in Switzerland, presents his work in a solo exhibition.
Sascha Weidner, born in 1976 in Osnabrück Germany, convincingly … more
With Ciel Lourd and Boy on Safari, Gregor Toerzs has made two photo series in which pictures of a fantasy world form unique symbioses with the seen reality. Works produced with a lot of effort and patience, as well as the singularity of their visual imagery characterize Toerzs as a master in his field already. It is with great pleasure that Galerie Zur Stockeregg, for the first time in Switzerland, presents his works in a solo exhibition.Gregor Toerzs, born in 1970 in Hamburg Germany, was introd… more
"Sacred Wood" - Bae, Bien-U
For the Korean people, pines are foundations for their soul (Bae, Bien-U)
For over 25 years, Bae, Bien-U has been taking photographs of the old pine forest which surrounds the kings' shrine of the Shilla Dynasty in the vicinity of Gyeongju. The impressive photographs, from the series Sonamu, represent an important part of the entire work.
Bae, Bien-U's long-standing passion and fascination stem from the Korean culture in which the pine signifies an especially stron… more
"Imaginum Pictura" - Gilles DELMAS (*1966, France)"I think about the person leaning out of a window" (Gérard de Nerval)In the series "Imaginum Pictura", Gilles Delmas pursues the subject of the observer and the observed.The photographs of Gilles Delmas which hint at hidden tales, are executed in intensive colours, suffused with light and energy. At times they succeed in being blurred and confused while at others they appear to be obviously clear, only to leave you disoriented anew.His interpret… more