Wednesday, March 17th, 2010 | decay, exhibitions, gallery | No Comments
Yesterday, I presented at the third Basel PechaKucha Night, taking place at Unternehmen Mitte. I was honored to be invited again after last year’s presentation about Chernobyl. If you don’t know what Pecha Kucha is: It’s a presentation format where a couple of people present 20 slides for 20 seconds each, resulting in a 6:40 minutes show. Great fun – go see one if you have the chance.
My topic this time was “Decadimento – Italian Decay”, where I presented urbex four locations from Northern Italy. Each of these places has its own history which I will explain another time with a full set. Enjoy!
Saturday, August 29th, 2009 | artists, decay, exhibitions | No Comments
If you’re in Zurich one of these days, check out Dy Tammy Wyssgott’s and Holger Schimanke’s exhibition “Industrieromantik” (industrial romance) at Rote Fabrik. Tammy and Holger display about 25 of their industrial and decay photographs; the exhibit includes sad and sensual details of factories and residences, as well as contrast-rich architectural structures. Also, the exhibition is inside a cool alternative restaurant, just by the lake, which features great fruit cake. Check it out.
Exhbition homepage: “Industrieromantik” (until 14 September 2009)
Exhibition location: Ziegel Oh Lac (part of Rote Fabrik)
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 | decay, exhibitions, project wormwood | No Comments
If you’re in Basel, Switzerland, tomorrow night, join us at “Unternehmen Mitte” in the city center for the first public presentation of my Chernobyl series. As part of Basel’s first Pecha-Kucha Night, I will be showing 20 chernopics, wrapped up in a short presentation.
What: Pecha Kucha Night
When: Thursday, 28 May, 20:20h
Where: Unternehmen Mitte, Gerbergasse 30
More info on the official website.
Sunday, April 12th, 2009 | artists, exhibitions | No Comments
My wife and I just returned from a great exhibition opening in the H.R. Giger museum in Gruyère, Switzerland. Our friend (and wedding photographer) Annie Bertram is showing her photograph series “True Fairy Tales” (“Wahre Märchen”) there until August.
Annie is a well-known gothic portrait photographer. Her exhibition is a reflection upon classic fairy tales – popular ones such as Sleeping Beauty, and less known ones such as King Thrushbeard – and show protagonists of those fairy tales in a new light. It is also a companion exhibit to her illustrated modern fairy tale book of the same name.
I can wholeheartedly recommend the exhibition: It’s a beautiful collection of 40 photographs on canvas, shown in an unusual museum next to a beautiful medieval castle in the middle of Switzerland. The exhibition runs until mid August – don’t miss it!
Tuesday, October 21st, 2008 | exhibitions, video | No Comments
The exhibition had a great start, and is running strong! Thanks a lot for all the kind feedback from all the visitors and friends that came over so far!
Visitors seem to fall into four categories: 1) People who love the fruit pictures and are hesitant about the others, 2) people who see the fruit pictures as an interesting addition to the industrial ones, 3) people who don’t seem to care about either, and 4) elderly ladies who try to convince me of the coming alien invasion after the big world war.
Arte Binningen is still open until next Sunday, 26 October. If you have time to drop by, don’t miss it – Binningen is just one #2 tram stop away from Basel!
PS: The new postcards have arrived – in case you wanted some, but they were sold out on Sunday, this is your chance!
Friday, October 17th, 2008 | exhibitions | No Comments
In 90 minutes I’ll be at the exhibit location, which will open for the public soon thereafter. Yesterday, we spent the whole day on getting the room ready, which was full of mid-course changes (too few walls, new walls, unexpectedly missing picture hooks, and so on), but at 21:00, everything still looked perfect. Take a look (and compare it to the model):
I’m looking forward to seeing you at the exhibition!
Wednesday, October 8th, 2008 | exhibitions, gallery | No Comments
The exhibition opens in 9 days. I’ve got almost all the material I need, only one frame is missing (and expected next Friday). What’s left is framing.
And here is are the pictures that will be on display:
Photographs on display (framed)
All framed photographs are printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper.
Dimensions: 50 x 70 cm (including frame)
Prices: between CHF 190.- to 350.-
Further Photographs (artist’s folder)
All photographs are printed on Hahnemühle fine art paper.
Dimensions: 30 x 45 cm (no frame)
Prices: between CHF 90.- to 120.–
Monday, September 29th, 2008 | exhibitions | 1 Comment
Here is a sneak peak at my upcoming exhibition at Arte Binningen… the 1:20 to-scale model version. Enjoy!
Saturday, September 27th, 2008 | exhibitions | No Comments
Poster design always gives me headaches because I never know what grid structures to use… but after some tinkering around with a basic concept (and some help from Adobe’s fabulous Kuler color picker website), I came up with an exhibition poster I like. It’s a very clean, Swiss design.
My plan is to have two of those printed on A2 for display at the entrance of my exhibition room at Arte Binningen.
Btw, for the non-German speakers: “Früchte des Zwielichts” means “Fruit of the Twilight”.
UPDATE: changed the font, added a date, replaced the blue line
Wednesday, September 17th, 2008 | exhibitions | No Comments
Hurray! The organization committee for the annual Arte Binningen has chosen me as the first photographer to show his works at the upcoming Arte 08. The Arte is an annual local art show featuring 30-40 international artists, typically paintings and sculptures. I have been selected as the feature artist – which means I’m getting my own showroom for a week!
The center of my exhibition will be my Fruit of the Gloom series, which feature oversized fruit in empty halls. Furthermore I will show a cross-section of my interior, exterior and detail photographs. All pictures are available for purchase.
If you are around Basel, please drop by. I will be at the exhibition almost all of the time (during the week after 17h), but I recommend you to contact me just to be sure!
Looking for pictures from Chernobyl?
- Chernobyl Hospital « The Hyperarchival Parallax on About Me
- Lost Place – Tschernobyl | Picture & Geocachingblog on Chernobyl Journal
- Urban Decay « Uncategorized on Chernobyl Journal
- Abandoned places: Pripyat Hospital, Chernobyl | Under the Mountain Bunker on Chernobyl Journal
- Bên trong b?nh vi?n b? b? hoang ? Chernobyl | Vi?t Nam ??p – Hình ?nh ??p & tin t?c Vi?t Nam on Chernobyl Journal