PEINTRES, CARICATURISTES, DESSINATEURS DES XIXE ET XXE SIÈCLES DANS LES COLLECTIONS DE LA FONDATION AUER ORY POUR LA PHOTOGRAPHIE
As early as 1839, artists were painting and drawing photography, that new invention that sparked a real revolution in the world of art. Auer Ory Foundation for Photography is one of the most important private collections of photography in Europe. Its collections trace the history of the medium from its invention to the present. The foundation also conserves several thousand drawings, cartoons, and posters that deal with photography. The exhibition put together by the Bibliothèque de Genève will present a fine overview of this series of exceptional items that document in an offbeat and often delicious way the history of the image over the last two centuries.
In partnership with the Auer Ory Foundation for Photography
OPENING BRUNCH : SUNDAY 5.6.2016 FROM 10:00
GUIDED TOURS : GENEVA PHOTOGRAPHY WALK – FROM THE BIBLIOTHÈQUE DE GENÈVE TO MUSÉE RATH
SKIRA IN GENEVA : THE TIME OF THE ARTISTS. PHOTOGRAPHS BY DAVID KRONIG (1923–1993)
Born in England, Kronig lived in Geneva during World War II, left, then returned between 1953 and 1964 to work with the art publisher Albert Skira. He immersed himself in the city’s manifold cultural life, between jazz concerts and good times spent with his artist and writer friends, who included Giacometti, Jean Mohr, and Nicolas Bouvier.