NOVEMBER 16, 2018 - FEBRUARY 28, 2019
For the first time in Switzerland, Kate Vass Galerie in Zürich is presenting a comprehensive and unique exhibition on blockchain art, showcasing the most important protagonists of this movement like CryptoPunks and works from one of the world’s most famous artist Ai Weiwei in collaboration with Kevin Abosch. The exhibition is curated by swiss digital art expert, Georg Bak.
ANDREA MARINI | NOVI MUNDI: SOLO SCULPTURE SHOW
AUGUST 30 - NOVEMBER 2, 2018
Starting from the awareness of a reality in which the human relationship is subject to continuous manipulations and alterations, Marini's artistic path develops in the research and re-creation of a new "world" where the boundary between the real and the fantastic is very labile. His research therefore becomes a desire for a new birth, a bodily metamorphosis and a poetic transformation for a different vision of reality. Novi Mundi is a solo presentation of Andrea Marini's otherworldly sculptures.
JIMMY NELSON | BEFORE THEY PASS AWAY
JUNE 14 - AUGUST 18, 2018
Jimmy’s dream has always been to create awareness about our world’s indigenous cultures through his photography. He has wanted to create a visual document that shows us and future generations the beauty of how they live. Like Edward Sheriff Curtis, the famous American ethnologist and photographer, who documented the North American Indians at the beginning of last century, he wanted to create carefully orchestrated portraits of these amazing peoples, at their absolute proudest.
THE FEMALE FORM
SPECIAL ZÜRICH ART WEEKEND! JUNE 8 - 10, 2018
PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION ON THE DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES OF THE FEMALE BODY BY WORLD FAMOUS ARTISTS
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.
OFF-SITE: SIMON PROCTER IN MONACO
APRIL 26 - MAY 25, 2018
From April 26th to the May 25th our current exhibition «Modeland & Mr. Lagerfeld» will be shown in Côte d’Azur. The photographs of renowned fashion photographer, Simon Procter, will be exhibited in Monaco during the highly frequented event season.
The Exhibition, that will be hosted by Galerie Carré Doré, is an artistic homage to the turbulent world of fashion und allows a deeper look into the longtime collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld.
'We are delighted to expand our borders and present our current show of Simon Procter to an international art community in Monaco”, says Katerina Vasilieva, founder of the Zürich based Galerie Kate Vass. The exhibition will run during the most important events in the region such as Art Monte-Carlo (April 28-29), the Cannes Film Festival (May 8-19) and the Grand Prix of Monaco (May 24-27).
With GALERIE CARRÉ DORÉ we found an ideal partner for the exhibition. The well-established innovative gallery has a strong focus on fashion art. Beside regular exhibitions of established fashion artists, the gallery also scouts young artists and produced fashion reports from cities all over the world.
APRIL 25 - JUNE 10, 2018
Dickson Yewn is a Hong Kong born artist educated in Paris, Ottawa and New York.
His conceptual fine jewellery collections draw inspiration from Eastern philosophy, mysticism and Chinese culture. Dickson has been featured in 7 solo exhibitions and numerous group exhibitions worldwide and his art works are collected by the Heritage Museum of Hong Kong and the City of Montpellier in France.
Perhaps, campaigning to challenge boundaries is meant to be the sacred mission and faith that an artist casts talent and rages dreams soar upon. For Dickson Yewn such an epiphany derived from his early memories from which he grew a precocious yet visceral sensitivity, unfolded as the first endeavor for exploring his own touches in the realm of fine arts. In his very first production- Photographs of Betrayal (1997) ,Yewn attempted to build up a set of photogenic rhetoric which narrates an unrest contemplation rendered by a young yet dangerous mind contending spiritual ambivalence, turbulence of puberty, and philosophical complexities all metaphorically fluent as a Hamlet style monologue. Despite its freshness and young momentum, protagonistic pieces of Photographs of Betrayal have been ranked among the collections in Hong Kong Heritage Museum.
JANUARY 31 - APRIL 12, 2018
Painter, photographer and filmmaker Simon Procter grew up in a mining town in northern England. After having studied painting and sculpture at Trent University, he moved to Paris in the 1990s to work as a photographer. His innovative approach to capturing fashion shows, landed him an exhibition at the prestigious Colette gallery and soon led to a career as a fashion photographer.
His classical training as an artist has always been evident in his work. He takes a painterly approach to photography and makes frequent references to art history. His works bring together the worlds of art and fashion and are as readily seen in fashion magazines as in museums and at art fairs. His powerful and dynamic visual language has led to close working relationships with some of the legends of the fashion world.
Our show, Modeland and Mr. Lagerfeld, features photographs taken by Simon Procter from 2010 to 2017. These works were selected from Procter’s book Modeland and from his long and fertile collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld. Many of these photographs have been previously exhibited in museums and are to be found in both private and public permanent collections, and some are exhibited here for the very first time. These works were selected to show the breadth of Procter’s practice as a photographer.
FINE ART | HELMUT NEWTON & ARTHUR ELGORT
NOVEMBER 14, 2017 - JANUARY 20, 2018
The exhibition features the advancing styles of the representation of the human figure and the composition of icons alongside un-commissioned works by legendary fashion photographers Helmut Newton and Arthur Elgort.
Ranging from the iconic vintage photography, it depicts how fashion photography is much more than merely a genre – but an embodiment of the fashion atmosphere at a specific moment, where portraiture represents the mood of that era.
Each artist is a master in his own technique of luring the viewer into a dream-like atmosphere reminiscent of vintage short films that blur the worlds of fashion and express the body language with a new range of curves.
TERRAINS OF THE BODY: A ONE-MAN PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION FEATURING WORKS BY JIM LEE AND SCULPTURES BY LARS ZECH
OCTOBER 20, 2017 - JANUARY 20, 2018
Photographer and filmmaker Jim Lee has always kept an ear to the ground – mindful of the zeitgeist and anticipating the future. But, as with many artists, it is only the benefit of hindsight that reveals some of the most remarkable aspects of his oeuvre.
As a fashion photographer in the sixties and seventies, Jim was at the centre of the fashion world, but unlike his contemporaries, Jim quickly tuned in to the revolutionary changes underway in gender politics. He understood early that women would no longer only have supporting roles in narratives about men. So, rather than treating women like mere mannequins or objects for male desire, Jim made the women the protagonists of their own stories.