The Female Form | Special Zürich Art Weekend!: Photography exhibition on the diverse perspectives of the female body by world famous artists

8 - 10 June 2018

The idea of the feminine form has been repeatedly interpreted. The subject is timeless and constant. From early spiritual cultures celebrating the feminine, when temples were once populated with sculptures of goddess deities, the nude was a tribute and a way of giving thanks to the origin of the world – women. Since then, the expression of admiration for the female body has taken on countless forms in countless modes, made unique with not only each method, but from each personal perspective of each artist. In photography this theme is no different. The current satellite show by Kate Vass Galerie approaches audiences with an essentialist attitude toward femininity—as grounded in the female form —juxtaposed with a constructivist one that addresses notions of ideal female splendor promoted by advertising, and popular culture; through the eyes of different artist spanning from the last century. The exhibition features iconic photographic works by internationally renowned artists from the 1920s to now, including; Jeanloup Sieff, Helmut Newton, Rene Groebli, Erwin Blumenfeld, Guy Bourdin, Man Ray, Jim Lee, Guido Argentini, Lucien Clergue, Cathleen Naundorf, Melvin Sokolsky, and Edward Weston.