Since 2003, when it expanded to mark its tenth anniversary, the Fotomuseum Winterthur has been one of the largest centres for photography in Europe. The museum's exhibitions and publications enjoy an excellent reputation worldwide.
Swiss Re has been supporting the Fotomuseum Winterthur since 2005.
The Fotomuseum was founded in 1993 and is therefore celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. It displays photography of 19th and 20th century photographers, as well as applied photography with images of industry, architecture, fashion, and many other subjects. The Fotomuseum Winterthur enjoys an excellent reputation worldwide for its exhibitions and publications and hosts six to eight exhibitions each year.
Yann Mingard - Deposit
March – June 2014
The upcoming exhibition Deposit by Yann Mingard is supported by Swiss Re specifically for the fascinating link it creates to Swiss Re’s core business. Mingard engages with issues that are of concern also to Swiss Re, expressing them through his art.
Deposit is a photographic project about the conservation of a “specific” heritage. The priority and the evolution of our society lead us to think differently about the importance of our heritage, in terms of ecology, security, computers, culture, and so on.
With his projects the artist Yann Mingard seeks to emphasise the present preoccupation and need of western civilizations with conserving, protecting and preserving our heritage. His photographic documentary will be centred on architecture, landscapes, and details of conserved objects and products. Between 2010 und 2012 the photographer visited 12 emblematic places that retrace the evolution of the conservation of our human, plant, animal, cultural, security and technological heritage.
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