STARTING FROM 22 January 2016
Life is not a Beach
Contemporary Photography and Sculptures

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.

Matthieu Gafsou (born 1981) studied photography at the School of Applied Arts in Vevey and graduated from the University of Lausanne with a master’s degree. His photographs have been shown in various solo and group exhibitions in the USA and Europe and are represented in numerous collections. In 2009, he received the Prix de la foundation HSBC pour la photographie. He lives in Lausanne and teaches at the University of Art and Design.


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