Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger, Making-of «Tian'anmen» (by Stuart Franklin, 1989),
2013. © Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger

Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger
Double Take

2 June to 9 September 2018


For five years, the Zurich-based artist duo Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger worked on a project that not only captivates with its concept, but also arouses the viewer’s curiosity. “Double Take” is a seductive game with iconic images of international photographic history: pictures imprinted in the collective memory are reproduced as three-dimensional models – a meticulous bricolage of cardboard, sand, wood, fabric, cotton wool, plaster and glue. Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger shoot their constructions in such a way that the result is an image that comes amazingly close to the original, real scene. The illusion is repeatedly broken humorously by the inclusion of the studio situation and all kind of remnants from reconstructing the scenes in the final picture. At a time when the term ‘post-factual’ has taken hold as a buzzword, “Double Take” challenges the audience to reexamine the truthfulness of photography.

An exhibition of the Fotostiftung Schweiz in cooperation with C/O Berlin.

The exhibition is accompanied by a publication by Lars Müller Publishers (German) and Thames & Hudson (English).

With the support of the Federal Office of Culture, Ars Rhenia Foundation, Cassinelli-Vogel Foundation, Dr. Georg and Josi Guggenheim Foundation, Erna and Curt Burgauer Foundation, Friends of the Fotostiftung Schweiz, Tricolor, UBS Cultural Foundation, Volkart Foundation.