Images of a city between inertia and hope - this is the theme of the exhibition "Dresden - Panoramafotografien des Schweizer Künstlers Edy Brunner von 1990/91" at Ketterer Kunst in Munich. Approximately 20 black-and-white photographs by the artist from Berne will be presented from 11 July to 30 August 2002 in association with the Düsseldorf curator Martin Leyer-Pritzkow at Ketterer Kunst in Prinzregentenstraße 61.
Edy Brunner’s works have been exhibited in Shanghai, Zurich, New York and other places and can now be seen in Munich for the first time.
Edy Brunner used his Linhof Technorama 6 x 17 to portray the capital of the free state of Saxony shortly after the fall of the wall and before the West began having an influence on life there. Not only does the format correspond largely to our own natural perception, but the sense of rapture in these images creates an almost magical effect. The absence of people conveys a solitude which seems completely removed from our hectic everyday life. None of the images are staged, however, they are all as the artist discovered them. This allows these pictures to teach us the art of seeing by unveiling the fleeting beauty of our environment.
The exhibition, which will last for seven weeks, will open with a private view for invited guests from the world of culture and business as well as from society and politics. Matthias Griebel, the former director of the Stadtmuseum Dresden, will open the exhibition in the presence of the artist. Griebel states: "Edy Brunner documents Dresden in that historical phase between past and future, between reality and hope. He succeeded in capturing an unexpected, still present profusion of everyday naivety in urban environments, a gift to the people, a souvenir."
The exhibition "Dresden - Panoramafotografien des Schweizer Künstlers Edy Brunner von 1990/91" is open Mondays to Fridays from 9 am - 1 pm and from 2 am - 5pm. All works are for sale. The prices range from _ 1,400 to _ 5,400. The works are documented in a bilingual catalogue with a total of 46 illustrations which is available for _ 65.
Ketterer Kunst was founded in 1954 and has since then not only organised exhibitions but also established itself as one of the most important art auction houses dealing in Modern and Contemporary Art. Another important section are the auctions of Old & New Masters, Marine Art and Rare Books. With events in Munich, Hamburg and Berlin Ketterer Kunst is the only auction house to offer its customers a total of 13 auctions per year at three different locations in Germany.