My Garden of Eden

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Open: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Dufourstrasse 31, 8008 Zürich, Zürich, Switzerland
Open: Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm


My Garden of Eden

to Sat 24 Aug 2019

Dufourstrasse 31, 8008 Zürich My Garden of Eden

Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-4pm

Christophe Guye Galerie presents the new exhibition My Garden of Eden, curated by Bob van Orsouw. The exhibition shows a selection of works by renowned artists such as Nobuyoshi Araki, Jean-Marc Bustamante, Grazia Conti Rossini, Armen Eloyan, Gabriela Fridriksdottir, Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Klaas Kloosterboer, Loretta Lux, Paul McCarthy, Russ Meyer, Claudio Moser, Ernesto Neto, Julian Opie, Walter Pfeiffer, Thomas Ruff, Frank Thiel, Bernard Voïta, just to name a few.


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The exhibition includes well-known key works as well as more rarely shown works by various artists from Bob van Orsouw’s collection. Particularly noteworthy are Nobuyoshi Araki’s photographs, which present his ‘eroticizing’ gaze that extends to extremely sensual surfaces, the well-known ‘Tableaux’ by Jean-Marc Bustamante, both portraits of young people from a high school in Liverpool by Rineke Dijkstra, the experimental portraits by Loretta Lux, and the impressive architectural photographs by Frank Thiel. The exhibition is organised by Christophe Guye Galerie in collaboration with Bob van Orsouw.

On the occasion of the exhibition My Garden of Eden the art historian Tobia Bezzola interviewed Bob van Orsouw – curator and former gallery owner – and talked about the collaboration with the different artists.

An excerpt from the interview can be found here:

Bezzola: I remember the first exhibition I saw of you was still in the 1980s, in your apartment. If you look back now, what has remained of your interests? Are there also things that were temporary? Can you perhaps conclude by drawing a general summary of the many years in which you have worked and lived with artists and with art?

Orsouw: What has remained for me is the love for art. For me, it’s not just about the works, but also about sitting down with the artist and striving for something. I was very often in the studios, which I still do. That’s something wonderful. Because for me artists are often still pioneers in various fields and personalities that I don’t want to miss. And when I see what I have done, hundreds of exhibitions and fairs, I have to say that it was and is a great time.

Courtesy of the artists and Christophe Guye Galerie, Zürich

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