Johann Schär, zwei Knaben und ein Mädchen in identischer Kleidung, um 1930
Johann Schär, Mädchen mit Kuh, ohne Datum
Johann Schär, Kinder auf Jauchewagen, ohne Datum
Johann Schär, Kindergruppe mit Schlitten, ohne Datum
Johann Schär, Mädchengruppe mit Fahrrädern, ohne Datum
Johann Schär, Hausierer mit Brot, ohne Datum
Johann Schär, Familie mit Hühnern, Eierprodukten und Honig, Madiswil um 1930
Johann Schär, Heuernte, ohne Datum
David Elsener, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal. Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Nicolas Fernandez, Those who want to leave footprints will never fly, 2016, digitales GIF, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal. Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Maria Ursprung, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal. Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Céline Manz, Vogue, 2017, Video, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal. Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Nina Haab, Missive N°1, Holz und Bleistift, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal. Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Matthias Gabi, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal. Foto: Martina Flury Witschi

Cheese and Coal
3x3 contemporary approaches

Cheese and Coal.
A photographer from Gondiswil, Johann Schär (1855–1938)

Stately farms, beautiful cows, proud cheese makers, youngsters and cheerful women picking berries in the forest – Johann Schär's photographic documentation of a sedate rural life at the beginning of the 20th Century has no comparison in its density and quality in Switzerland. The documentation of the coal surface-mining in and around Gondiswil is unique and gives an impressive testimonial of this rare activity of mining in Switzerland.

For the first time, Kunsthaus Langenthal presents an overview of Johann Schärs's (1855–1938) work. Over 4000 glas-negatives, historic prints, album and postcards were secured, researched and digitalized by Fotobüro Bern.

The exhibition was curated by Markus Schürpf (Fotobüro Bern) and will be accompanied by an extensive catalogue that will be published on 18 March 2017.

3 x 3 contemporary approaches.
David Elsener, Nicolas Fernandez, Matthias Gabi, Nina Haab, Urs Mannhart, Céline Manz, Valerio Moser, Nele Stecher, Maria Ursprung

Under the title «3x3» the Kunsthaus invited nine artists and writers to approach the photographs by Johann Schär from a contemporary perspective and react to them with a new work.

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