Peter Fischli David Weiss, Fotografias at Matthew Marks, New York, in 2006.
Fotografías is a group of 109 black & white photographs made during the artists’ travels in Switzerland and abroad over the past several years.
In the early 1980s the Bern based Galerie Lydia Megert produced multifunctional invitation cards on folded A3 paper. Besides the basic information on when and where the exhibitions would take place, the leaflets also contained pictures of the artists and their artworks as well as biographical overviews and short texts.
The little circles suggest that all the sheets could be punched and collected in a folder (maybe similar to Harald Szeemanns catalogs When Attitudes Become Form, 1969, and documenta 5, 1972). This way, the invitation cards could function as single pages of a potential publication documenting the history of Galerie Lydia Megert.
Postkarte von Fischli/Weiss für die Ausstellung Sonderfall?: Die Schweiz zwischen Réduit und Europa: Ausstellung im Schweizerischen Landesmuseum Zürich, 19. August bis 15. November 1992.
Pictures by Andreas Züst of graffitis by Harald Naegeli, aka Sprayer von Zürich. The show was curated by Mara Züst.
“Andreas Züst (1947–2000) was a photographer, a painter, and an art collector; a social butterfly, a publisher, and a film producer; a bibliophile, a scientist, and a patron of the arts. Beginning in the early 1970s, he documented and photographed Zürich’s art and culture scene, transcending the boundaries between subcultures, high culture, and pop culture. It was with this same broad-minded spirit that he later became a collector and publisher of (art) books.” Source
Invitation card for Sylvie Fleury’s exhibition at Philomene Magers who opened her first gallery in Köln in 1991. Since 1998, Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers run their gallery under the name Sprüth Magers.