MASI Lugano Podcast

Dernière mise à jour 10.07.2023

The MASI Lugano Podcast explores the current exhibitions and collections of the Museo d’arte della Svizzera italiana. Artists, curators and contemporary cultural figures recount the behind-the-scenes of a museum and the themes and choices of the exhibitions, along with anecdotes and fun facts about the artists’ careers and lives, their techniques and unique practices. It is a new space for a fascinating story about art told by multiple voices.

Episode 1

When we think of old photographs from the 1930s, we immediately conjure up a visual repertoire of black-and-white landscapes, streets and portraits. However, the Swiss photographer Werner Bischof was already thinking in colour at a time when it was reserved for advertising catalogues, cartoons and American blockbusters, all products of consumer society.

In this episode the recent discovery by Werner’s son, Marco Bischof, of a series of unpublished colour photographs provides the opportunity to revisit the golden years of photography, the Magnum agency and the Swiss photographer’s life, career and avant-garde technique.

The first episode of the MASI Lugano Podcast is presented by Nabila Dolfini and produced by Ryan Jay’s Recall Sound Production.

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