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28.02.2012

 

Industrious. Around the world for HOLCIM's 100th company anniversary

Portrait photographer Marco Grob and photographers David HIEPLER and Fritz BRUNIER aka Hiepler, Brunier, realised a unique large-scale project to mark the Holcim 100 year company anniversary, portraying the company’s employees and factories all around the globe.

The pictures, created on 35 different locations spread across five continents, take the viewer on a visual journey around the globe. The exhibition and photography book embody the development and emergence of art from within a commissioned project.

Swiss photographer Marco Grob found his 'faces' among the over eighty thousand employees of the company.

Berlin-based photographer team Hiepler and Brunier on the other hand documented and photographed the factories, where cement, aggregates and transport concrete are manufactured. By doing this, they visualise and document the production processes, which are uniform in the world of globalised business and still leave individual and unique marks on their respective locations.

Covering entire walls, the large-format pictures are a love letter to precision; the creation of the entire photography series condenses the atmosphere of individual pictures. The dialogue between 'empty' locations and the action of humans creates moments of artistic interest. The photographers developed their own visual language and create a sustained and important addition to contemporary photography art.

The exhibition at Kunstmuseum Bern is accompanied by the 'Industrious. Macro Grob & Hiepler, Brunier’ book, published by Kunstmuseum Bern, Matthias Frehner and Regula Berger, Holcim IP Ltd. ISBN: 978-3-033-03243-9.


Industrious.
Marco Grob & hiepler, brunier,
02.03. - 06.05.2012
Kunstmuseum Bern
Hodlerstrasse 8-12
3000 Bern 7, Switzerland

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