Mattias Gabi, Repro, Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2018, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Matthias Gabi, Repro (Breakfasts & Brunches 1981), 2017, Pigment Inkjet Print, gerahmt, 102 x 72 cm, Courtesy of the Artist
Matthias Gabi, Repro (Colors 1994), 2018, Pigment Inkjet Print, gerahmt, 72 x 102 cm, Courtesy of the Artist
Matthias Gabi, Repro (Fotomagazin 2017), 2018, Pigment Inkjet Print, gerahmt, 102 x 72 cm, Courtesy of the Artist
Matthias Gabi, Objet (Tabasco), 2016, Pigment Inkjet Print, gerahmt, 50 x 40 cm, Courtesy of the Artist and Galeria Federico Vavassori
Matthias Gabi, Filmstill, seit 2011, Projektion mit 101 Einzelbildern, 13:08 Min., Loop Ausstellungsansicht Swiss Art Awards, Basel, 2017, Courtesy of the Artist
Philipp Schwalb, Seelengangdärung (6+2+1+0+∞),  Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2018, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Philipp Schwalb, Seelengangdärung (6+2+1+0+∞),  Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2018, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Philipp Schwalb, Seelengangdärung (6+2+1+0+∞),  Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2018, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Philipp Schwalb, Seelengangdärung (6+2+1+0+∞),  Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2018, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Philipp Schwalb, Seelengangdärung (6+2+1+0+∞),  Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2018, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi
Philipp Schwalb, Seelengangdärung (6+2+1+0+∞),  Ausstellungsansicht Kunsthaus Langenthal, 2018, Foto: Martina Flury Witschi

Matthias Gabi Repro
Philipp Schwalb Seelengangdärung (6+2+1+0+∞)

The work of Mathias Gabi (*1981 in Bern, lives in Zürich) is characterised by a detailed consideration of the photographic image, reflecting on the conditions of image production, dissemination and knowledge transfer. This takes in the beginnings of photographic reproduction, the heyday of the photobook and the illustrated magazine, and the present day, when the printed object – deliberately or unintentionally – is always defined as an antithesis to the digital. Kunsthaus Langenthal will be hosting Gabi’s largest solo exhibition to date and, together with Jungle Books publishing house, presenting an artist’s book, which consists of an as yet unseen series of hundreds of note-like iPhone photos of advertising in the public realm.

Philipp Schwalb’s (*1984 in Filderstadt/Germany, lives in Geneve) painting, or «philosophical painterly system» (Schwalb), draws on an engagement with theory and history, as well as the foundations of painting itself – colour, form, representation, (de)materialisation. The systematisation, as well as changeability and ambiguity of his works are visible as situational effects on site, but also in the titles, making explicit references on the one hand but modifying them in a linguistic game on the other, thus bestowing the material a life of its own. Besides painting, Schwalb’s new series of works for his first institutional solo-show in Switzerland consists of sound pieces – made in collaboration with the musician Rajko Müller – as well as his first online work.

 

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