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Béatrice Helg


The Galerie Sonia Zannettacci is pleased to present a selection of recent works by Swiss artist Béatrice Helg. This exhibition coincides with the publication of a comprehensive monograph devoted to her work (5 Continents Editions, Milan). Helg’s oeuvre has a singular position in the photographic tradition of “constructed images.” Remote from hyperrealist or narrative imagery, her work displays abstract forms and luminous worlds. Drawing on a passion for music and a marked sensitivity to notions of space and time, to architecture, and to the staging of plays and operas, the artist creates monumental spaces in which sculpture, painting, installation, and light interact. As poetic as they are spiritual, her photographs show strangely beautiful universes of shadow and of light. Béatrice Helg was born in Geneva in 1956. After studying the cello, she studied photography in the United States and worked in theExhibitions Department of the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York. From the onset, Helg developed a personal signature for her uses of space, light, and matter, and it has been given international recognition. More than sixty-five solo...

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