Galerie Poggi is honored to participate at Art Basel OVR : “Pioneers” among 100 galleries from 25 different countries and territories.
Art Basel OVR : “Pioneers” will be dedicated to artists who have innovated in terms of aesthetics, conceptual approach, socio-political themes and use of media. On this occasion, the gallery will present iconic photographs from the major series by artist Sophie Ristelhueber.
OVR : Pioneers” will open its doors with a VIP preview on March 24 at 2 p.m. (CET) and will run until Saturday, March 27 at midnight (CET).
Gathering a rare ensemble of Sophie Ristelhueber (FR, b. 1949), this OVR focuses on four of her iconic series from the 80s to the present and that became important markers of the history of contemporary photography.
One of the most important women artists of her generation, Sophie Ristelhueber (b. 1949) belongs to those who in the 1980s broke the frontier that existed between photography and contemporary art.
Ristelhueber has had a significant impact on the last years’ most important art historians and philosophers. She is for example cited in Jacques Rancière’s ‘The Emancipated Spectator’ and in many of Bruno Latour’s exhibitions and writings. Her latest series is currently part of the exhibition ‘Critical Zones’ at the ZKM in Karlsruhe, curated by Latour and Peter Weibel.