Karlheinz Weinberger: Leather Chaps and Denim Straps, Belt Buckles Galore

“Youth culture disavowed the mainstream façade of marriage, home, family, and traditional ageing instead looking to music, fashion, drugs, and listless sex for inspiration. They concentrated on the open roaming way of life best exemplified in cinema with “Easy Rider…”” Karlheinz Weinberger’s photography has its roots in what can be described as the sub-cultural or […]

Senta Simond: Crepuscular Gesture

“Jules Verne in his novel of the same name uses the phenomenon as a metaphorical tool in which the protagonist Delphine searches for a rare meteorological phenomenon which doubles as a search for interpersonal connection.” Pulse. Questions, rather interrogations must be committed to. Is jugular distension normal? A sinuous pulse distorts the natural curves of […]

Beni Bischof @ Unseen: “Try Out Something Today”

“Every media has its own effect and fascination” Beni Bischof’s a product of his generation. His artistic output seems to make peace with being raised in the 70s and 80s. There is a consumptive pattern of material use. Absurd images of advertising enabled by an errant hot dog here and there and the drip of […]

KARLHEINZ WEINBERGER: “REBEL YOUTH” (1950-1960’s)

  (Images © The estate of Karlheinz Weinberger) For decades the work of Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger was shrouded in obscurity. In the 1950s he published numerous homoerotic photographs under the pseudonym “Jim” in Der Kreis (The Circle), the legendary international gay magazine that featured highly sophisticated photographs by, among others, George Platt Lynes and […]