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By Culturekiosque Staff

BASEL, SWITZERLAND, 17 JUNE 2016 — After the first edition in 2015, Photo Basel has moved to a new location: Volkshaus Basel - a renovated architectural work by architects Herzog & De Meuron in the neighbourhood of Art Basel.

This year’s photo fair hosts around thirty international galleries dealing with historical and contemporary photography which present solo and thematic shows. On view at Zurich's Fabian + Claude Walter Galerie, for example, is a show devoted to Latin America and in particular the contemporary Cuban photographic scene. Since the revolution in Cuba in the 1960’s, photography has always played an important part of the art scene in Cuba and is a genre-supported by the party, asserts the Swiss gallery. It is these famous "Che" photographs by Alberto Korda or René Burri that have influenced our imagination with regard to the revolution and Cuban society up until today.

Adrián Fernández Milanés
Untitled # 18, from the Epilogue II series, 2012
Fabian + Claude Walter Galerie, Zurich

By exhibiting the works of the photographers Juan Carlos Alom (1964, Havana) and René Peña (1957, Havana), Fabian + Claude Walter Galerie display two important representatives of Cuba’s post-1990 photographic scene. The works shown by Adrian Fernandez Milanes (1984, Havanna) are from the series Epilogue II and To Be or To Pretend – these are vibrant colour photographs by a promising young photographer from Havana.

Balthasar Burkhard (1944-2010), a photographer known for his monochromatic black and white photography, shows his work Mexico from the Cities series. René Burri (1933-2014), Swiss Magnum photographer, shows well-known subjects from his Latin American series at the Zurich-based gallery's stand.

photo basel
15 - 19 June 2016
Volkshaus Basel
Rebgasse 12-14
4058 Basel

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