Centre for Contemporary Images - Saint-Gervais Genève

September 7 - October 15, 2000

Walter Niedermayr

opening : Wednesday September 6, 2000 at 18:00.
exhibition open: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00 to 18:00
            Centre for Contemporary Images

The Centre for Contemporary Images is glad to present a Walter Niedermayr’s solo exhibition. Niedermayr’s very large photographic landscapes, often organised in diptychs or polyptychs, are very realistic representations and poetic creations, sometimes almost abstract.

The Alps are reduced to white deserts, only animated by few colored points (people) or by black lines (electric wires) or by geometrical forms (houses and constructions) - and the photograhic work reveals the contemporary beauty of these landscapes, far away from the mythological and nostalgic images of wilderness sold to us by the touristic industry. The landscapes asdepicted by Niedermayr are contemporary hybrids with their own structure and aesthetics.

The exhibition is composed of 6 groups of photographs, dating from 1997 and 1999. The Alps are the main subject, though a group focuses on an Italian highway.

As a counterpoint to this exhibition, a special event called “Landmarks - images of landscapes in contemporary art” is organised on the 4, 5 and 6 of October 2000. It will gather talks by specialists and screenings of films and video tapes.
Program to be confirmed later on.

Walter Niedermayr’s exhibition is supported by the Centro di Studi Italiani di Zurigo.