Benjamin Füglister Photography Born in 1978 in Zürich, Switzerland. Lives in Berlin, Germany.
Project Description»The past is never dead, it is not even past.« William Faulkner
Benjamin Füglister acquired twelve photo-portraits which he transformed into the series Remember. They are purposely composed “friendship images” of Philippine women with their western companions, souvenirs of special moments in the lives of the portrayed couples. The pictures were sold in two’s, so that each could have their own copy. Whether the relationships documented in these photos were lasting remains an open question. In that critical seventh year after they were taken, Füglister, alluding to classical family portraits, had the images of the couples painted in oils. Mounted on Aludibond, the series Remember plays with the status of the photograph and with the alleged immortality of the captured dreams, staged by Füglister with a gracious frivolousness. – Christoph Tannert
Exhibitions (Excerpt)2010, LEGS, pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2009, LUMINOUS.RADIANT, IAF Shop, Fukuoka, Japan
2009, piclet.org / PopUp / #1 / Berlin / Seduction, Berlin, Germany
2008, Remember at the Oarhouse gallery, Manila, Philippines*
2008, Penetration 1 at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2008, Marina at Galerie Waschhaus, Berlin, Germany
2007, Body/Mind at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
2007, Remember at 2. Foto Festival Mannheim Ludwigshafen Heidelberg, Germany
2006, Pick-up/Hide Away at Galerie Automatique, Art Basel, Switzerland
2005, Marina at pep+noname gallery, Basel, Switzerland
* Exhibition was cancelled by the gallery due to the fact that REMEMBER was to provocative to the audience.