Cécile Hummel

Distant Glance

Cécile Hummel
Distant Glance
Héliogravure on handmade paper
Dimensions and weight: 
107 x 76 cm, two-tone
12 + 2AP in two versions: violet/gelb (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12) und rot/braun (1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11)
Further information: 
printed by A. Hassler, atelier de gravure, Moutier
The artist
unframed CHF 1200 / CHF 1080 CHF for members; framed CHF 1550 CHF / CHF 1430 CHF for members (incl. 7.7% VAT, excl. packing and transport costs)
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Cécile Hummel’s edition Distant Glance extends the artist’s longstanding interest in photographic technologies and archives, combining images from the photo archive of Kunsthalle Basel with other documentary materials. The elegant two-color print simultaneously pictures a 1962 swiss newspaper article and a sculptural head from Benin; the combination refers, on the one hand, to an exhibition of such artifacts held at Kunsthalle Basel in 1962 and, on the other hand, to a development in the handling of tribal art objects in general. Hummel digitally recorded damaged and fragile material (the photographic negative) and reprocessed it with a historical technology, the photolithography process (heliogravure), thus revealing the links in a chain of media tradition and media change.

*Sale of this edition benefits the Kunsthalle Basel photo archive’s continued research