This year’s second temporary exhibition at the Ghisla Art Collection of Locarno is Look at Me! - The Body in Art from the 1950s up to today, running from 8th September 2019 to 5th January 2020.
a transversal reading of art, from the post-war period to the present day, through the theme of the body in photography, by the works of international artists and photographers.
An image of the American artist Irving Penn, dated 1949-1950, serves as an introduction to the exhibition, curated by Angela Madesani and Annamaria Maggi, which will be open to the public from 8 September to 5 January 2020.
Look at me! is an articulated investigation through the medium of photography, which, starting from the socially-engaged works of the 1960s and 1970s, takes the visitor through to the great photographers of the ‘80s, before reaching the contemporary period.
“The perspective we started from is that of an investigation into the relationship between the female and male bodies and the research of important artists who have worked with cinema, video, photography and installation. A search that goes beyond the reductive concept of gender to create a dialogue between artists and works which are very different from each other,” says Angela Madesani.
Vernissage: Saturday 7th September 2019, at 18.00h.
Wednesday - Sunday: 13.30h - 18.00h
Monday - Tuesday closed
CHF 15.- Adults
CHF 13.- Seniors (AVS)
CHF 11.- Children (from 12 til 18 years) and students
Children til 12 years free
Audio guide system included in the entry price.
For groups with guided tour please contact us.
Accessible to people with disabilities.
More info: www.ghisla-art.ch
1. Spencer Tunick: Aletsch Glacier, Switzerland, 2007
Fujicolor crystal archive print, 125 x 156 cm
Court. Collezione Martine e Pierino Ghisla-Jacquemin, Locarno
2. Fabio Mauri: Ebrea, 1971
Black and White photo, 113 x 79.5 x 1.7 cm
Court. The Estate of Fabio Mauri and Hauser & Wirth
3. Francesca Woodman: Untitled, 1980
Gelatin silver print, 22.1 x 19.8 cm
Court. Collezione Rolla, Svizzera
4. Kimsooja: A Needle Woman-Kitakyushu (Video Stills Prin Production), 1999/2007
Giclée inkjet print on Hahnemüle paper, 51.94 x 76.20 cm
Court. The artist and Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milano
5. Museum Fondazione Ghisla Art Collection
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