Galerie Peter Kilchmann present the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition with Shirana Shahbazi (*1974 in Tehran, Iran; lives and works in Zurich).
The exhibition features all new works that explore the potential and diversity of photography and its content and technique reaching far beyond the limits of the medium. The artist will incorporate two groups of works consisting of multi-part lithographs and hand-coloured silver gelatin prints in sculptural ceramic frames, a colorful wall installation with surfaces of ceramic, and, as a premier for the artist, a cinematographic work.
A talk with Shirana Shahbazi and curator/art historian Madeleine Schuppli will take place on Sunday, June 11 at 12pm during Zurich Art Weekend.
Shahbazi is widely known for her conceptual use of analogue cameras through which she continuously questions the perception of time and space. Traditional printing techniques, such as lithography or silver gelatin print serve as a solid basis to combine various experimental processes. They create an independent pictorial world that is typical of the artist. Through this process, Shahbazi manages to make the simultaneity of different realities and perspectives tangible. The groups of works are closely related to their spatial surroundings and intervene with the architecture of the exhibition space. The theme of disassembling, superimposing, and recombining surfaces and motifs goes far beyond the boundaries of the pictorial surface and makes Shahbazi’s exhibitions a multi-layered work of art.