January 4th, 2012
September 27th, 2011
© Ernst Haas/Getty Images. Pedestrians crossing a New York street in winter time cast long shadows, 1980.
Ernst Haas (Austrian/American 1921–1986) was a prolific commercial photographer, known for his vibrant color work. His personal work has been kept mostly private, though, and escaped posthumous appreciation. In an effort to restore his place in the photography canon, the Christophe Guye Galerie will soon exhibit a selection of little known large-format works and several rare dye- transfer prints. Some of the works were presented in Haas‘ solo exhibition at MoMA in 1962, the museum‘s very first exhibition of color photography. The exhibition ‘Color Correction’, and former Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, William Ewing’s corresponding book published by Steidl, uncovers the “other” side of Ernst Haas’ work. The exhibition runs from January 20, 2012 through February 25, 2012.
-courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie.
All photos © Michael Wolf.
Michael Wolf’s upcoming exhibition “Life in Cities” includes works from his series “Tokyo Compression”, “Architecture of Density” and introduces a new body of work, “Series of Unfortunate Events,” also know as “Google Street View,” which will be on view for the very first time in Switzerland at the Christophe Guye Galerie.
In a way distinctly his own, German-born photography artist Wolf manages with breathtaking visuals to capture modern life in all its aspects. Whether visualizing densely populated metropolitan cities with dramatic portraits of facades, capturing the confining crowdedness of their inhabitants, or commenting on the surveyed “private” space we share, Wolf’s works are both artistic and culturally investigative alike, touching on the nerve of time with his intimate yet indicative portrait of 21st century urban life. Life in Cities is synchronized with current group exhibitions at the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, showcasing works from Architecture of Density, and Tokyo Compression currently on view at the Noorderlicht Photofestival, Groningen, Netherlands.
- courtesy Christophe Guye Galerie