Unpublished color works by Werner Bischof on display at MASI in Lugano

From Feb. 12 to July 2, 2023, MASI in Lugano will present Werner Bischof's color works on view to the public for the first time.

The MASI - Museo d’Arte della Svizzera italiana in Lugano hosts from February 12 to July 2, 2023 the exhibition Werner Bischof. Unseen Colour, curated by Ludovica Introini and Francesca Bernasconi with Marco Bischof.

Through about one hundred digital color prints from 1939 to the 1950s, the color works of Werner Bischof (Zurich, 1916 - Trujillo, 1954), a Swiss photographer considered among the great masters of reportage and photography of the twentieth century, are presented for the first time in a comprehensive way.

An exhibition therefore of unpublished works that is proposed as a free journey through the worlds visited and experienced by the photographer, Retracing his career, the exhibition project proposes an alternation of color images obtained from the use of a Rolleiflex camera, from the particular square negatives, and a Leica, from the classic 35 mm rolls. The explosion of color is particularly appreciated in a group of works taken with the Devin Tri-Color Camera, which guaranteed a color rendition of the highest quality and definition. Images taken by Bischof with this camera are presented to the public for the first time. The subjects on display are well-known ones of the artist, who, in photographic shots taken from the four corners of the world, manages to combine aesthetics and emotion in perfect compositions like few others.

A project of MASI Lugano and Werner Bischof Estate in collaboration with Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur.

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Image: Werner Bischof, Model with rose, Zurich, Switzerland, 1939 © Werner Bischof Estate / Magnum Photos

Unpublished color works by Werner Bischof on display at MASI in Lugano
Unpublished color works by Werner Bischof on display at MASI in Lugano

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