Exhibition

Fred Mayer: ZURICH PANOPTIKUM

Fred Mayer: ZURICH PANOPTIKUM

Fred Mayer shows vintage prints from his three-part series «Zürcher Panoptikum», originally published in the weekend edition of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung in 1972, accompanied by a text by Hugo Loetscher. Whether publishers, artists, street sweepers or loiterers, they all appeared in front of Mayer’s camera. Following the principle of US photographer Irving Penn, Fred Mayer did not portray his…
Taca Sui: Grotto Heavens

Taca Sui: Grotto Heavens

In the five years since his first exhibition, Odes (2013), Taca has traveled extensively throughout China in search of remote locations that resonate in Chinese history through their association with important religious and philosophical traditions. In Odes, he presented a body of work that was inspired by the ancient poetic heritage of China, specifically the Book of Odes (Shi Jing).…
Albert Watson: INK

Albert Watson: INK

Kahmann Gallery is proud to present works from Albert Watson’s newest project, ‘INK’. Watson has reimagined his own work, by incorporating and superimposing textured ink patterns on top of work he created separately. Watson delved into his own archive to find works he could reimagine and give a literal new layer of meaning by using the very special technique. Here…
Karl Blossfeldt and Jim Dine: Poetry of Plants

Karl Blossfeldt and Jim Dine: Poetry of Plants

Nature continually beguiles us with its wonders – the proliferating vegetation with myriad plant species and forms, their spatial disposition, the light that plays across them and the overall effect – and capturing them photographically is at the heart of the exhibition. The works on view manifest close observation and sensitive perception of flora and the verdant environment as documented…
Sabine Weiss: la vie

Sabine Weiss: la vie

The great French photographer Sabine Weiss is considered the grande dame of humanistic photography and has been compiling a life’s work in over seven decades, centering on photographs from Paris. She lives there since 1946. As a trained portraitist, she has not only created timeless character studies of celebrities, but she has also repeatedly photographed people on the street in…
‘In Our Lifetime’ a Magnum Photos Exhibition

‘In Our Lifetime’ a Magnum Photos Exhibition

Stories of political and religious intolerance aren’t found only in history. Persecution, sometimes on a devastating scale, continues in our own lifetime. This new exhibition at Lyveden features three stories of religious persecution, each told through a Magnum photographer’s lens How do they help us understand what it means to stand up for your faith and beliefs at any cost?…
Birney Imes: Found these pictures

Birney Imes: Found these pictures

For more than 20 years in the 1970s and 80s, Birney Imes roamed the countryside of his native Mississippi photographing the people and places he encountered along the way. Working in both black and white and color, Imes’ photographs take viewers inside juke joints and dilapidated restaurants scattered across that landscape. There he introduces the viewer, as one writer put…
Stephan Vanfleteren: Surf Tribe

Stephan Vanfleteren: Surf Tribe

Kahmann Gallery is proud to present the most recent project of Stephan Vanfleteren: Surf Tribe. This sales exhibition follows the successful showing of the series at the Kunsthal Rotterdam. For Surf Tribe, Vanfleteren travelled the globe for over 18 months to document various troops of surfers, immersing himself in the international surf community. Instead of the stereotypical shots of boards…
Alex Majoli: SCENE

Alex Majoli: SCENE

Europe, Asia, Brazil, Congo. For eight years, across continents and countries, Alex Majoli has photographed events and non-events. Political demonstrations, humanitarian emergencies and quiet moments of daily life. What holds all these disparate images together, at first glance at least, is the quality of light and the sense of human theatre. A sense that we are all actors attempting, failing…
Masao Yamamoto: Microcosm Macrocosm

Masao Yamamoto: Microcosm Macrocosm

The Japanese artist Yamamoto Masao first studied oil painting, before he discovered photography as his ideal medium due to its particular capacity to evoke memory. Yamamoto is known for his small-format silver gelatin prints, which he reworks through tinting, painting over them, or other manual interventions to the point that they take on the character od objects carrying reminiscences of…
Yannig Hedel: Quarter past twelve

Yannig Hedel: Quarter past twelve

Relentless street walker, Yannig Hedel (born in fRance, 1948) has been tracking the race of time on the urban architecture for 50 years, day after day, season after seasons, and offers us an extensive and coherent lifetime body of work. While everything around him is accelerating, Yannig Hedel takes his time. And more precisely, he takes photographs of time itself!…
Resonance of Exile / Resonanz von Exil

Resonance of Exile / Resonanz von Exil

After the successful launch in 2017, the Museum der Moderne Salzburg’s exhibition series exploring the history of artists who experienced life in exile now continues with Resonance of Exile. Last year, the first presentation in the series shed light on the sharp discontinuities in the biographies and oeuvres of four women artists who were forced to leave their native countries.…
Renato D’Agostin: METROPOLIS

Renato D’Agostin: METROPOLIS

For this exhibition, works from several of his well-known series have been brought together under the theme Metropolis, showcasing his explorations of modern life in cities, as well as the way he captures how people relate to their environment and their intimate relationship with the space they inhabit. D’Agostin started his photography career in his hometown Venice, Italy in 2001.…
Through a Different Lens Stanley Kubrick Photographs

Through a Different Lens Stanley Kubrick Photographs

Stanley Kubrick was just 17 when he sold his first photograph to the pictorial magazine Look in 1945. In his photographs, many unpublished, Kubrick trained the camera on his native city, drawing inspiration from the nightclubs, street scenes, and sporting events that made up his first assignments, and capturing the pathos of ordinary life with a sophistication that belied his…
August Sander: People of the 20th Century

August Sander: People of the 20th Century

“We can tell from a facial expression the work someone does or does not do, if they are happy or troubled, for life leaves its trail there unavoidably. A well-known poem says that every person’s story is written plainly on their face, although not everyone can read it.”* – August Sander From March 8 to November 15, The Shoah Memorial…
Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-93)

Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-93)

Lola Álvarez Bravo (1903-1993) belongs to the generation of female photographers who took advantage of a wind of artistic freedom to unfold after the revolution in 1910 to 20 in Mexico. Along with her husband Manuel Álvarez Bravo belonged to her circle around Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo and Edward Weston. Lola Alvarez Bravo (1903-1993) is a key figure in the…
Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful

Garry Winogrand: Women are Beautiful

In 1975, Garry Winogrand (1928-1984), considered one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, published the photobook Women are Beautiful. A documentary photographer who notably worked for Fortune and LIFE magazines, Winogrand was a keen observer of American life throughout his entire career. His favorite site was New York, his hometown. The cacophony of the streets was something that…
Alex Manchev: La sensualità femminile

Alex Manchev: La sensualità femminile

The photographer explores feminine beauty standing before the perpetual challenge and inspiration for artists – the naked female body. Great artists recreate and explore it on canvases and stone. Nowadays this topic is explored in both cinema and photography, giving birth to many masterpieces, putting on pedestal female emotionality and beauty with the help of the aesthetic view on the…
Seydou Keïta: Bamako Portraits

Seydou Keïta: Bamako Portraits

In the 1950s and 60s, a colourful collection of inhabitants of Bamako, capital of Mali, posed for the camera belonging to Seydou Keïta (1921-2001, Mali). People came to Keïta’s studio to have their picture taken in the best and most beautiful way: wearing extravagant dresses made of wonderful textiles with splendid forms of head dress, or in a modern western…
Gert Weigelt: Autopsy in Black and White

Gert Weigelt: Autopsy in Black and White

Human sculptures fill the room. Sculptures in movement, staged by the photographer Gert Weigelt. Created in cooperation with dancers in the studio, his black-and-white photographs exceed the limits of conventional dance photography. They are an expression of an aesthetic aspiration to use the camera to see and to show physicality and dance from an analytical perspective. And often with an…