Back Light. Kurt Blum – Photographs

Fotostiftung Schweiz, Winterthur
9 June – 14 October 2012 
Opening: 8 June 2012, 6 pm

Twist, New York 1962
© Kurt Blum / Fotostiftung Schweiz

Acciaierie Cornigliano, Genova, ca. 1960
© Kurt Blum /
Fotostiftung Schweiz

Oktoberfest, Monaco di Baviera 1954
© Kurt Blum / Fotostiftung Schweiz

Alberto Giacometti, Parigi 1954
© Kurt Blum / Fotostiftung Schweiz

Accompanying publication: Gegenlicht. Kurt Blum – Fotografien, edited by the Fotostiftung Schweiz for Limmat Verlag, with texts by Nanni Baltzer, Martin Gasser, Sylvie Henguely, Thilo Koenig and Fred Zaugg (256 pages, c. 200 Duplex and colour illustrations).

Accompanying event

On 12 September 2012, 7.30 pm, a selection of Kurt Blum’s films will be shown, including his prize-winning experimental film L’uomo il fuoco il ferro (Symphonie in Stahl) with music by Sergei Prokofiev, 1960. In collaboration with Lichtspiel / Kinemathek Bern.

Tuesday, 26 June 2012, 12.15 pm
Bildfokus / Image in Focus with Sabine Münzenmaier:
“Symphonie in Stahl: zu Kurt Blums Industriefotografien”
Admission CHF 10.– / 8.– (Fotostiftung Schweiz)
Followed by lunch in the Bistro George (optional).

Tuesday, 4 September 2012, 12.15 pm
Bildfokus / Image in Focus, with Astrid Näff:
“Bern – Paris – New York: Kurt Blum am Puls der Kunstwelt”
Admission CHF 10.– / 8.– (Fotostiftung Schweiz)
Followed by lunch in the Bistro George (optional).

With the support of: Bundesamt für Kultur, Migros-Kulturprozent, Lotteriefonds des Kantons Bern, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, Memoriav, Stanley Thomas Johnson Stiftung, Landis & Gyr Stiftung, Stadt Bern, Burgergemeinde Bern, Sandoz-Familienstiftung, Stiftung Erna und Curt Burgauer