Photo Basel 2019: Hans-Christian Schink and Hiroyuki Masuyama
Photo Basel 2019
At Photo Basel we present the small but on point curated show "Clockwork". Its about the fascinating use of space and time in the works of Hans-Christian Schink (* 1961 in Erfurt) and Hiroyuki Masuyama (* 1968 in Tsukuba / Japan).
Hans Christian Schink demonstrates the passing of time and at the same time the rotation of the earth, making visible the path of the sun through the day and over the sky in a striking and sensual way. His series "1h" brilliantly completes a hitherto unconquered chapter of black and white photography and at the same time sets standards in terms of compositional perfection.
Hiroyuki Masuyama dedicates an extensive series of works to the great romantic painter Caspar David Friedrich (1774-1840). From thousands of detailed photographs he reconstructs Friedrich's painting. Friedrich's imaginary scenarios acquire the credibility of photographic images. Fantasies of the nineteenth century, viewed through the eyes of the twenty-first - an exciting journey through time begins.
"The time levels merged in this way make it clear once again that art always has only one present. It's the one in which thinking about them takes place." Michael Freitag
Photo Basel 2019
June 11th to June 16th 2019
Volkshaus Basel | Rebgasse 12-14 | 4058 Basel, Switzerland
Private View (by invitation only)
Monday, June 10th from 6pm
Regular opening hours
Tuesday, June 11th: 12pm - 9pm
Wednesday, June 12th / Thursday, June 13th / Friday, June 14th: 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, June 15th: 12pm - 8pm
Sunday, June 16th: 12pm - 6pm
Hans-Christian Schink, 3/28/2010, 6:43 am – 7:43 am, S 08°27.131‘ E 119°52.396‘, gelatin silver print on aluminum dibond, framed under museum glass, ed. 8 + 2 ap, 120 x 145 cm
Hans-Christian Schink, 2/21/2010, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm, S 38°49.042‘ E 174°34.976‘, gelatin silver print on aluminum dibond, framed under museum glass, ed. 8 + 2 ap, 120 x 145 cm
Hiroyuki Masuyama, Fog (after Caspar David Friedrich, 1807), 2018, LED Lightbox, ed. 5, 34,2 x 50,2 x 4 cm
Hiroyuki Masuyama, Evening (after Caspar David Friedrich, 1824), 2018, LED Lightbox, ed. 5, 20 x 27,5 x 4 cm
Hiroyuki Masuyama, Mountain landscape with rainbow (after Caspar David Friedrich, 1810), 2018, LED Lightbox, ed. 5, 70 x 102 x 4 cm
Hiroyuki Masuyama, Ruin in the Riesengebirge (nach Caspar David Friedrich, 1834), 2007, LED Lightbox, Auflage 5, 73 x 103 x 4 cm
Hiroyuki Masuyama, Moonrise at the sea (nach Caspar David Friedrich,1822), 2018, LED Lightbox, Auflage 5, 55 x 71 x 4 cm