The Milan based gallery 29 Arts in Progress Gallery presents for the first time an exhibition of Hans Georg Berger’s works entitled The learning photographer. It brings together more than 30 sophisticated black and white gelatin silver photographs that seek to tell the story of his life and career beyond the ordinary.
The many different themes shown represent Berger’s countless experiences with one coherent fil rouge: the search for intimacy between the photographer and the subject. From the sensuality of his nudes and of unmade beds, to his landscapes and portraits of the Orient, the power of these photographs lies in the artist’s ability to convey the soul of all his subjects, creating, without exception, powerful and poetic images of radically different subjects in far away lands. It is an extraordinary, probably unique, journey at the centre of great contemporary photography.
The exhibition is accompanied by a limited edition art book ‘Hans Georg Berger’, personally signed by the artist and rendered more precious by the addition of an original artwork. The book has been published by 29 ARTS IN PROGRESS gallery in collaboration with the Lugano’s Museum of Cultures (MUSEC) and contains accurate reproductions of seventy-five photographs – some of which never before seen – accompanied by texts and poetic material from the famous writers and figures who surrounded the life of the artist.
To date, Hans Georg Berger has published over forty books and has to his credit participated in over sixty exhibitions in all the major countries in Europe, the United States, Japan and South-East Asia. His photographs feature in some of the most important museum collections in the world.
Hans Georg Berger : The learning photographer
From the 8th of April to 16th of July 2022
29 Arts in Progress Gallery
Via San Vittore 13, Milan, Italy