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Image 0 - Eye to Eye – Giacometti, Dalí, Miró, Ernst, Chagall. Hommage to Ernst Scheidegger
Image 1 - Eye to Eye – Giacometti, Dalí, Miró, Ernst, Chagall. Hommage to Ernst Scheidegger
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Eye to Eye – Giacometti, Dalí, Miró, Ernst, Chagall. Hommage to Ernst Scheidegger

With works by Cuno Amiet, Hans Arp, Max Bill, Serge Brignoni, Marc Chagall, Eduardo Chillida, Salvador Dalí, Max Ernst, Alberto Giacometti, Fritz Glarner, Oskar Kokoschka, František Kupka, Henri Laurens, Le Corbusier, Fernand Léger, Verena Loewensberg, Richard Paul Lohse, Marino Marini, Joan Miró, Henry Moore, Ernst Morgenthaler, Germaine Richier, Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Georges Vantongerloo.

A photojournalist who worked for the renowned agency Magnum Photos, Scheidegger is internationally renowned for his artist portraits. A multifaceted and multilayered figure, Scheidegger was also a painter, graphic designer, filmmaker and later a gallery owner and publisher.

The exhibition in MASI traces the career of this extraordinary figure, presenting more than one hundred images. These include a numerous selection of previously unpublished early shots, dated 1945 - 1955, and his famous artist portraits, commissioned from the mid-1950s onwards. In the second section of the exhibition, the photographic portraits are presented alongside a selection of works by the artists themselves.

Curated by Tobia Bezzola and Taisse Grandi Venturi.

In collaboration with Kunsthaus Zürich and the Stiftung Ernst Scheidegger-Archiv.

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