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ZÜRCHER/IN: heavenly beauty

Did you miss ZÜRCHER/IN the exhibition? ZÜRCHER/IN is a photography project created by ARTBorghi (Lorenzo Borghi and Maria Francesca) on the common people highly over-represented as bronze and granite statues in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Just a few statues of prominents adorn this Swiss city, which is flooded by commoners mostly relaxing in their free time.

Several of the statues represent female nudes. Fore sure, part of ZÜRCHER/IN is an ode to feminine beauty.

In the book, available online, coordinates and maps will additionally help you in this art-quest.

Click here for the previous post on ZÜRCHER/IN: between work and free time.

Hermann Hubacher, Frauenakt (1923) / Hermann Haller, Schauende (1923)

Rolf Brem, Irene die grosse Bellissima (2006) / Hermann Hubacher, Sitzendes Mädchen (1934)

Eduard Bick, Schreitendes Mädchen (1928) / Arthur Tigram Abeljanz, Mädchengruppe (1936)

Hans Brandenberg, Weibliche Figur (1959) / Hermann Haller, Stehendes Mädchen (1946)

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ZÜRCHER/IN: between work and free time

Thanks to all the visitors for the highly positive feedback and support ZÜRCHER/IN got in the last two weeks, from the vernissage to the last day at Photobastei 2.0.

Did you miss ZÜRCHER/IN the exhibition?

Find what was all about in the next three blog posts. ZÜRCHER/IN is a photography project created by ARTBorghi (Lorenzo Borghi and Maria Francesca) on the common people highly over-represented as bronze and granite statues in the city of Zürich, Switzerland. Just a few statues of prominents adorn this Swiss city, which is flooded by commoners mostly relaxing in their free time. A Swiss hymn to power to the people? A wise suggestion to take it easy? A neo-classic time-machine?

In the book, available online, coordinates and maps will additionally help you in this art-quest. Contact the author artborghi@gmail.com for fine printing requests.

Werner Friedrich Kunz, Grosse Prometheus (1958) / Karl Geiser, Denkmal der Arbeit (1952)

Franz Fischer, Knabe und Mädchen (1928) / Valentin Walter Mettler, Fischerbrunnen (1909)

Alis Guggenheim, Frau (1928) / Otto Kappeler, Vier sitzende Jüglinge (1929)

Hildi Hess, Weibliche Figur (1957) and Hermann Haller, Mädchen mit erhobenen Armen (1939)

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ZÜRCHER/IN last 3 days

Don’t miss the opportunity to bring home an ARTBorghi picture or photobook signed by the author. Pass by Photobastei 2.0 Sihlquai 125 Zürich, 3rd floor!

Still open this Fri-Sat 12-9pm and Sun 12-6pm

See you there!

ZÜRCHER/IN, the new ARTBorghi photo exhibition opens July 5.

ZÜRCHER/IN of lorenzo borghi - Photobastei 2.0, Zurich, Switzerland

ZÜRCHER/IN of lorenzo borghi – Photobastei 2.0, Zurich, Switzerland

An elusive presence. Many of the bronze and granite statues in the streets and parks of Zurich have populated the city for almost a century. The artworks of local and foreign artists rightfully acquired the honorary citizenship. Whether women in skimpy clothes or young nude boys, everyday human being is elevated to symbolic heights.  A photographic exhibition that invites not only to look at but also to look inward.

Find more at the official Photobastei website (auf Deutsch), on the website of Centro Italiano di Cultura in Zurigo (in italiano) or download the flyer in English.

Contact me through artborghi@gmail.com for more information or for setting up a guided visit to the exhibition. Pass by and discover an elusive side of Zürich you might have missed!

Ichnusa

Ichnusa was the Latin name for Sardegna, the second-largest Mediterranean island after Sicily. For its position in Mare nostrum and for the thousands of prehistoric towers adorning its shores and flat-lands (aka nuraghe), Sardegna was suggested to be home to the mythical civilization of Atlantis.

Today Sardegna is one of the most attractive summer destinations in Europe. But there is more than waves and sand.  Sardegna was the crossroad for Nuragic, Phoenician (Punic) and Latin civilizations: remains of these times are well preserved through the island.   Spanish (Catalan) influences are still strong in the architecture of west-coast cities. Marine sanctuaries are rich in flora and fauna biodiversity (as already documented here, here and here).  Last but not least, industrial and megalithic archeology sites invite the exploration of this island also far from the coastal line.

Ichnusa is the title of this new ARTBorghi photo-reportage, after the positive experience of Japan of mine previously on this blog. Enjoy Ichnusa and its treasures in the upcoming weeks! Pictures shot by Lorenzo Borghi, edited together with Maria Francesca.

  1. Cross over to the other side
  2. Prominent
  3. Paradise comes at a price
  4. Paraiso
  5. Ichnusa tones
  6. Mare nostrum
  7. Remains

 

Japan of mine

Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima island, Hiroshima Bay.

Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima island, Hiroshima Bay.

 

From the urban landscapes of Tokyo and Hiroshima to the hot-springs of Kinosaki-Onsen. Through the Buddhist temples of Nara, the imperial city of Kyoto and modern Osaka, a photographic reportage on the several faces of Japan.

Artborghi photographers Lorenzo and Maria Francesca will guide you through Japan of mine in the coming weeks. Below the links to the up-to-now published episodes of Japan of mine.

 

Industrial soul of Sulcis: rear windows

This is the fifth and last part of Monteponi rebirth, a photo reportage on the mining site of Monteponi (Sardegna, Italy). Here you find the second and third and fourth parts. What is next, after that through this photo reportage several rear windows were open to observe the courtyard of Monteponi? A book? A photo exhibition? Not enough to preserve this archeological industrial site. Hopefully, a first step to speed up the intervention of the city hall of Iglesias, region Sardegna and regional founds from the European Union (FESR) to preserve this area before it is too late. If you liked the reportage, there is a book online with more picture waiting to be ordered… at support of the photographer too.

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Central warehouses (1890) for mining tools and machines. Upper level of the lead foundry (1892)

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Electrolysis builduing: entrance to the offices (1925). White zinc complex (1914)

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Window of the of the Miner Association “E. Ferrari” (1920). Sulfuric acid complex (1928)

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Inside the sulfuric acid complex (1928) and lower level of the lead foundry (1892)

All pictures and text copyright of Lorenzo Borghi. Contact me at artborghi@gmail.com for picture use permission and initiatives.

 

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