Hans Danuser exhibition at Bündner museum
An exhibition with a strong architectural atmosphere, surrounded by Hans Danuser, Peter Zumthor and Barozzi Veiga.
Hans Danuser is among the foremost contemporary Swiss photographers and his images represent a unique collaboration with Peter Zumthor.
For the first time the exhibition at the Bündner Kunstmuseum Chur - the extension of Vila Pianta, a rectangular prism and impressive building structure designed by Fabrizio Barozzi and Alberto Veiga - showed an overview of the work.
Beside Danuser’s photographs of the buildings designed by celebrated Swiss architect Peter Zumthor's, such as the protective structure built for archaeological excavations in Chur, St. Benedict’s Chapel in Sumvitg and one of Zumthor's most famous buildings the spa at Therme Vals, the exhibition continued with his famous works such as IN VIVO, Frozen Embryo, Strangled Body and Erosion works which were done in Zürich and New York and which have never been seen.
Exhibited for the first time was also the cycle Moving Landscape (Landschaft in Bewegung), which Hans Danuser has been working on for the last ten years and which have brought his photographic experiments to a high point.
Perfectly integrated in the simple and compact volume structure designed by Barozzi and Veiga, the exhibition showed impressively how Danuser’s images of Zumthor's work comment equally on the art of photography and the art of architecture, reinforcing the architectural mood of the exhibition itself, but also his significant contribution to the “reinvention of photography” as artistic medium: focusing on transdisciplinary projects (genetic research, nuclear physics...) in the arts and sciences field.