Annelies Strba - Crista Ziegler
Annelies Strba combines in her new group of works An (1998199) immaterial visions of New York and Paris as allegories for the world of light and for Hades, with an innocent, lucid child functioning as mediator between the two worlds.
In weak, morbid colours, the skyscrapers of Manhattan
resemble visions of a fantastic dreamlike architecture, immaterially
sunk into the photopaper. The blonde, naked boy is the representation
of innocence, a little angel, whose body gleams as if heavenly
light would emerge from him. The child's beaming body illuminates
his environment, being Lucifer, who brought the light to the
world, and its Salvator at the same time.
Excerpt from a text by Angelika Beckmann (Eikon 26127, 1999) Translation K. Herzog
In her photographs Crista Ziegler creates relationships between people that remain uncertain in real life.
The use of a hasselblad allows the artist, while standing
still and looking through the camera from the top, to remain
unobserved by her object and so to freeze microscopic moments
of an unlimited sum of possibilities of the urban macrocosm.
On the occasion of our exhibition we present Crista Ziegler's new book "Schauplatz - public scene" of works made during her last stay in Paris, 1998.
Strba lives with her family and friends in Richterswil. Ziegler lives and works in Basel and Paris.