Tutsek Stiftung



22 January 2016 - 24 June 2016
Extended until 2. September 2016

Continuing its series of thematic exhibitions, the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung shows contemporary photographs and sculptures until 2. September 2016.

Entitled LIFE IS NOT A BEACH, the new exhibition addresses the dark sides of life. One example is the oppressive world of drug addicts. The photographer Matthieu Gafsou documents these in his photographs in an authentic and at the same time poetically sensible manner.

The sculptures, the second focus of the exhibition, were made of the everyday and yet many-sided material glass as well as mixed media. In their diverse works, internationally renowned artists (including Philip Baldwin & Monica Guggisberg, Mona Hatoum, Silvia Levenson, Janusz Walentynowicz) and young artists take a profound look at people’s general fears as well as their inner and outer conflicts.

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Special Opening Hours and Artist Talk on 7 June 2016 at 7 pm

On Tuesday, 7 June 2016 the photographer Matthieu Gafsou will be visiting the Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung. His works are on view in the current exhibition LIFE IS NOT A BEACH. At 7 pm the foundation’s art historian, Aysegül Cihangir, will lead visitors through the exhibition in a talk with Matthieu Gafsou. The talk will be in English and provide insight into how Gafsou came to make the impressive photographs in his book project Only God Can Judge Me. Afterwards we cordially invite you to enjoy the summer evening in the foundation’s garden with a glass of wine. The exhibition will be open until 9 pm on this evening.



Video on Matthieu Gafsou’s Photography Project

Matthieu Gafsou created his photographs within the framework of a project entitled Only God Can Judge Me between 2012 and 2013. Over one year long, the Swiss artist took photographs in the drug scene of Lausanne. The Musée de l’Elysée, a museum dedicated to photography, financially supported the artist in realizing this project and showed the works in an exhibition in 2014. A museum video presents the project. Video © Musée de l’Elysée

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