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"Young"  Fotomuseum Winterthur

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Young - New Photography in Swiss Art

with: Emmanuelle Antille, Olaf Breuning, Francoise.Caraco, Teresa Chen, Ruth Erdt, Nicolás Fernández, Fabrizio Giannini, Daniela Keiser, Chantal Michel, Cat Tuong Nguyen,Thomas Pop;, Bohdan Stehlik, Monica Studer/Christoph van den Berg, Isabel Truniger, Alexia Walther, Franziska Wüsten.

Friday, 4 June 1999, 6 to 8:30 p.m.

At 7 p.m. talks will be given by David Streiff, director of the Bundesamt für Kultur, and Urs Stahel.

The 90's have seen an incomparable boom in photography. The most significant positions in international art have been taken using this medium. It would appear that photography has been able to develop an amplitude in its double role a documentation of reality and created medial image reflects the themes current at the end of this century.

This boom has not been held up by international borders. Exhibitions explicitly dedicated to photographic work within the geographic limitations of 'Switzerland’ have presented a multitude attitudes and images in the 90's. Still, we were surprised to come across more than 150 interesting young artists who work with photography, thanks to many tips, during the course of our research for "Young". We have generally selected the quite young and less well known ones, who have only recently entered into the field or are still attending a school. You will be surprised at the variety provided by the (mostly female) essentialists, intimists, examiners of identity and body, actors and actresses, media surfers, landscapers and strollers! (For the exhibition, a catalogue is being published by the Christoph Merian Verlag.)

We would like to thanks the following institutions and firms for their support for this project: Stadt Winterthur, Bundesamt far Kultur, Foundation Nestlé‚ pour l’Art, Migros Kulturprozent, Cassinelli-Vogel-Stiftung, Johann Jacob Rieter-Stiftung, Stifitung Erna und Curt Burgauer, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Kanton Schaffhausen and Alligemeine Plakat-gesellschaft Winterthur.

Gallery talks with Sabina Gmür, Kristin Haefele and Ulrike Meyer Stump:
Wednesday, 16.6., 30.6., 14.7., 28.7., 11.8. at 6 p.m.; Sunday, 27.6., 4.7., 8.8., at 11:30 a.m.; Tuesday, 6.7., at 12.30 p.m. Group tours upon request. For members of the Verein Fotomuseum Winterthur: Exclusive gallery talk and Apéro: Tuesday, 22.6., 6:30 p.m.

Fotomuseum Winterthur Grüzenstrasse 44 CH-8400 Winterthur/Switzeriand Telephone: 052-233 60 86
Fax: 052-233 60 97 E-Mail: fotomuseum@fotomuseum.ch Website: www.fotomuseum.ch

Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 12 - 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 - 5 p.m., on Wednesdays when there are gallery talks until 7:30 p.m.