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November 2012

  • Aufzeichnung einer möglichen Landschaft XXIV/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 30,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Size: 30,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 280.00
  • available
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  • Aufzeichnung einer möglichen Landschaft XXV/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 30,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Size: 30,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 280.00
  • available
  • Inquiry
  • Aufzeichnung einer möglichen Landschaft XXVI/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 30,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Size: 30,00 cm x 40,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 280.00
  • available
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Series

  • Alle 3 Arbeiten (XXIV-XXVI/2012) zusammen
  • Edition of: 20
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 800.00
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Record of a possible landscape XXIV-XXVI Irene Weingartner calls the three lithographs, which were created within a series of drawings. Recordings, which are usually brought directly onto paper, are now drawn on stone and printed with the machine. These two unusual intermediate steps were of particular interest for the work. Is it even possible to speak of "recording" within such a process? Irene Weingartner has decided to concentrate on the posture - the recording mode - and to explore the possibilities of stone. This has resulted in three quite different lithographs. All of them are more of a model than a record of a possible landscape, be it an up, down or night view.

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  • Ohne Titel 1/2012
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 18,50 cm x 33,00 cm
  • Size: 22,50 cm x 37,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 360.00
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  • Ohne Titel 2/2012
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 20
  • Size of image: 18,50 cm x 33,00 cm
  • Size: 22,50 cm x 37,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 360.00
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Elodie Pong is a video artist. Pong, who also studied sociology and anthropology, deals in her works with topics such as social interactions, perception, authenticity, role-playing, personal and public staging. For the VFO, the artist has selected one still each from the videos "Sculptures" and "Tableau", both 2011. In the two videos, people and books are staged together. All books are white, untitled and have the same format. In "Sculptures" two actresses and one actor mime poses of sculptures: on the VFO sheet with serious expression, standing upright, on different height "pedestals", i.e. books, which all lift to the same height. The theatricality on this still is very reduced: the posture is controlled, neutral, free of emotion, synchronized. In "Tableau" the same protagonists act with the object book. The chosen object is a woman in back view, balancing a book on her head and in motion. With an ironic undertone, Elodie Pong illuminates the handling of books (knowledge and intellectual interests), which can be counted among the canon of our self-representation.

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  • Ohne Titel 2005/2012
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 34,00 cm x 51,00 cm
  • Size: 44,00 cm x 61,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 700.00
  • available
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  • Ohne Titel 2010/2012
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 51,00 cm x 34,00 cm
  • Size: 61,00 cm x 44,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 700.00
  • available
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  • Ohne Titel 2004/2012
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 51,00 cm x 34,00 cm
  • Size: 61,00 cm x 44,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 700.00
  • available
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  • Ohne Titel 1998/2012
  • Inkjet printing
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 34,00 cm x 51,00 cm
  • Size: 44,00 cm x 61,00 cm
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 700.00
  • available
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Series

  • Alle 4 Arbeiten (2012) zusammen
  • Edition of: 40
  • Production: Beat & Susan Etter, Zurich
  • CHF 2500.00
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Walter Pfeiffer's photographs - long an underground classic, now an artist of international renown - balance between staging and snapshot, between artificiality and immediacy. They subvert the "everyday" with subtle wit, charm, and eroticism. The aesthetics are precise, yet passionate and sensual. It is obvious: we are supposed to be seduced here. Perhaps we are already "In love with beauty" (the title of the 2008/2009 retrospective at Fotomuseum Winterthur)? The VFO is now bringing out four still lifes by Walter Pfeiffer: silver cutlery on shimmering fabric, a bowl of fruit, a bouquet of roses, tulips with bag and nude photography. The subjects are overwhelming with a gold rush, evoke echoes of a fruit still life by Cézanne, astonish with their colours turned up, show views that usually remain hidden. They are elegant, bold, impetuous, tender worlds.

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  • Speicher (Sigmunds Ofen) 2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 45
  • Size of image: 74,00 cm x 58,00 cm
  • Size: 88,50 cm x 63,50 cm
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 720.00
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  • Sigmunds Teppich 2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 45
  • Size of image: 68,00 cm x 57,00 cm
  • Size: 88,50 cm x 63,50 cm
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 720.00
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Series

  • Beide Arbeiten (2012) zusammen
  • Edition of: 45
  • Production: Urban Stoob, St. Gallen
  • CHF 1300.00
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These two lithographs complete a three-part series on Sigmund Freud's apartment at Berggasse 19 in Vienna. An English illustrated book about Sigmund Freud's apartment was published in 1976. The photographs by Edmund Engelmann were taken shortly before Freud's unwanted move to London in 1938, when a young photographer was given the opportunity to document Freud's historic apartment ten days before his departure. As a viewer of the photographs, one is overwhelmed and fascinated by the abundance of things. Freud owned many pictures, carpets and figures that 'populated' the 18 rooms. Ornament and patterns dominate the picture scene. In addition, Freud had a preference for the prehistoric in the form of figures, with whom he sometimes talked. The richly furnished and almost mythical world has inspired the artists for the present works. The patterned carpets, the Egyptian figures, the oven in the famous treatment room, the floor plan of the apartment and the framed pictures are juxtaposed and collaged into a 'super-narrative'. A psychological and symbolic interpretation of the objects is revealed, a labyrinth that tells about the mysteriousness of our presence.

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  • Orange Traffic Jam 1/2012
  • Serigraph
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 50,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Size: 50,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Production: Bea Spillmann, Stallikon
  • CHF 320.00
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  • Orange Traffic Jam 2/2012
  • Serigraph
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 50,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Size: 50,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Production: Bea Spillmann, Stallikon
  • CHF 320.00
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  • Orange Traffic Jam 3/2012
  • Serigraph
  • Edition of: 40
  • Size of image: 50,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Size: 50,00 cm x 50,00 cm
  • Production: Bea Spillmann, Stallikon
  • CHF 320.00
  • available
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Series

  • Alle 3 Arbeite (1-3/2012) zusammen
  • Edition of: 40
  • Production: Bea Spillmann, Stallikon
  • CHF 900.00
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Bright orange stripes run horizontally over the grey background of the three leaves, widening and tapering, bending on vertical axes and changing direction. As quasi-parallel tracks they create dynamics and depth, but can only be read as a construction of space to a limited extent; they are the deflections of a seismographic application of paint. The composition oscillates between line and surface, between strict geometric forms and expressive ductus. The three square formats are excerpts of a drawing movement that continues through the pictorial space: As an actual loop, the three sheets can be placed next to each other as often as desired in the horizontal plane, but in the vertical continuation, the fixed vanishing points result in a monochrome orange surface. The randomness of the cropping and the focus on a concise construction keep the balance.

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  • Alv 1/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 69,00 cm x 53,00 cm
  • Size: 80,00 cm x 60,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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  • Alv 2/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 69,00 cm x 53,00 cm
  • Size: 80,00 cm x 60,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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  • Alv 3/2012
  • Lithography
  • Edition of: 35
  • Size of image: 69,00 cm x 53,00 cm
  • Size: 80,00 cm x 60,00 cm
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 600.00
  • available
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Series

  • All 3 works (1-3/2012) together
  • Edition of: 35
  • Production: Thomi Wolfensberger, Zurich
  • CHF 1600.00
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"Alv1, 2, and 3" show surfaces of stone and rock without perspective. Guido Baselgia has photographed rock faces in Engadin, translated the stone images onto the stone printing plate and transferred them onto the paper as an image. The prints with their strong black and white contrasts create a seemingly haptic experience of the rough surface and make us forget their origin in photography. Instead, they are reminiscent of charcoal or graphite drawings or even frottage. Are we standing in front of a rock face or are we just looking at a single stone? Suddenly, the wide stone surfaces turn into direct imprints of the elementary particles of the mountain itself - the smallest is reflected in the big picture. Stone drawings in the truest sense of the word.

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