Does the Bauhaus still contribute to further developments in photographic pictorial languages? What role does the avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists today? At the center of Bauhaus and Photography is the reconstruction of László Moholy-Nagy’s photography-section at the legendary 1929–1930 Werkbund-exhibition Film und Foto (Film and Photo).

Franz Gertsch

Franz Gertsch ranks among Switzerland’s most important contemporary artists. His hyperrealistic paintings that invariably turn on the theme of reality as also the woodcuts that are remarkable in terms of both format and technique are both visually and conceptually challenging. Taking photographs as his starting point, his works follow their own immanent logic in which the purity of the material is part of the programme.

1930 born in Mörigen, Canton Bern
1947–1950 apprenticeship in the art school of Max von Mühlenen, Bern
1972 join the documenta 5, Kassel
1978 and 1999 join the Venice Biennial
2002 opening of the museum franz gertsch in Burgdorf
2007 starting of "Four Seasons" series ("Autumn" 2007/08, "Summer" 2008/09 and "Winter" 2009)
2011 finish of the "Spring"

Museum Franz Gertsch

Publications of the artist

Program series