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Aargauer Kunsthaus presents Blick

Aargauer Kunsthaus presents Blick Artists work with the Ringier image archive, 28 Jan 2012 – 22 Apr 2012.

Georg Gatsas, Ohne Titel, 2011. Inkjet print, 60 x 90 cm© StAAG/RBA, Bruno Bisang

In 2009, the Swiss Media Company Ringier committed its archive of roughly seven million images to the Canton of Aargau, thus bringing a huge treasure trove of photographic documents from the 1940s to the early 21st century to the canton’s capital Aarau. Illustrating contemporary political, social and cultural history, the media images provide most interesting material to work with artistically. For this exhibition titled Blick (View), we invited artists to sound out the depths of the archive material and develop works from it. In a stimulating and entertaining presentation, the artists Georg Gatsas, Lutz / Guggisberg, Daniela Keiser and Hanspeter Litscher demonstrate radically different approaches to media imagery.

The Aargauer Kunsthaus is home to one of the most beautiful and comprehensive public collections of Swiss art from the 18th century up to the present. Focal points of the collection are bodies of work by Caspar Wolf, Johann Heinrich Füssli, Arnold Böcklin and 19th century landscape painting.

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