Between 1977 and 1985, Swiss photographer Willy Spiller lived in New York and Los Angeles. Fascinated by the speed, the energy and the absurdity of the 1970s and 1980s, he roamed the streets far and wide with his camera. Whether it was rides on the subway, dancers at the legendary Studio 54, hip-hop culture in the streets of New York or the poolside life of Los Angeles’ high society, Spiller captured all the many facets of a bygone world in images as varied, as fascinating and as absurd as that world itself had been. In the process, he combines his curiosity for his fellow human beings with a profound understanding of the beauty of the banal and mundane in the world around him. It is this that ensures his place in the annals of great Swiss photography. Like many of the resonating names before him, he managed to translate empathy into form through strength of will.
Opening Reception: Thursday 7th December, 6-9 pm.
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Stau acherquai 56 Zürich 8004 Switzerland
December 07, 2017 to January 27, 2018