This exhibition at the Bucerius Kunst Forum takes a comprehensive look for the first time at Giacometti’s (1901 - 1966) portrait art. Portraits run through his entire body of work and shed light on his character and art like no other area. The portraits Giacometti created of his family over the years and his likenesses of the artists and philosophers in his circle of friends around Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir in Paris illustrate this creative process. The exhibiion includes some photos of Ernst Scheidegger as well as reproductions in the catalogue.
For the first time the importance of Giacometti's widely unknown surrealist work for his world-famous postwar-Œuvre: Like on a game board, Giacometti plays with elements, which hauntingly refer to Eros, Death and Souvenir. Those Playing Fields were models for large-scale designs for public squares that invite human participation. With their presentation alongside his group sculptures of the postwar period through to the over life-sized ensembles he designed 1960 for a public place in New York, the show reveals the full scope of his work and the contemporary relevance of his art. 'Giacometti.
The exhibiion includes some 15 photos of Ernst Scheidegger.
Traveling exhibition through South-America
Pinacoteca do Estato de Sao Paulo
Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janaeiro
Fundacion Proa de Buenos Aires
September 2012 to May 2013
This exhibition was set up by the Alberto and Annette Giacometti Foundation (Paris) and is on display in three cities in South-America. It is the first retrospective on Giacomettis work on the continent and incluses photos of Ernst Scheidegger.
Grand Prix Design Award of Switzerland
Design Award of Switzerland
Exhibition of the Federal Ministry of Culture, the City of Lausanne and the Musée de design et d'arts appliqués contemporain "mudac".
Ernst Scheidegger receives the Grand Prix of Switzerland for Photography on 18th October 2011. Two years earlier it had been awarded to Robert Frank.
The exhibition dedicated a separate section to each of the prize-winners. The one devoted to Ernst Scheidegger showed a collection of 12 photographs of artists and also a number of personal documents from his work as a photographer, film-maker, publisher, gallery owner and newspaper reporter (books, dummies, newspapers and magazines).
Alberto Giacometti - A Retrospective
Museum Picasso Malaga MPM 17. Oct. 2011 to 5. Feb. 2012
In collaboration with the Fondation Alberto & Annette Giacometti, Paris
In collaboration with the Fondation Alberto & Annette Giacometti in Paris, the Picasso Museum in Malaga dedicated an exhibition to Alberto Giacometti in the form of a comprehensive retrospective. Relations between Picasso and Giacometti were not always easy. Nor was Ernst Scheidegger’s relationship with Picasso any easier. This is why there is not a single picture of Picasso taken by Scheidegger – despite the fact that Scheidegger had portrayed all the great European artists of the second half of the 20th century. In view of this, it is all the more noteworthy that his photos of Giacometti
in giacometti's studio
Eykyn Maclean Gallery, New York 29. Oktober - 18. Dezember 2010
In 2010, the distinguished British art historian and exhibition curator Michael Peppiatt published a comprehensive book on Giacometti entitled "in giacometti's studio" (Yale University Press). It contained numerous photographs by Ernst Scheidegger. To mark the publication of the book, the Eykyn-Maclean Gallery in New York held a major Giacometti exhibition that included a number of photographs by Ernst Scheidegger.
An exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg curated by the museum’s director Markus Brüderlin. The exhibition boasted a highly distinctive architecture that accorded each of Giacometti’s sculptures its own particular "space".
The show was complemented by a cabinet of 20 photographs taken by Ernst Scheidegger and also numerous reproductions of photos from the catalog.
Alberto Giacometti - sculptor of the 20th century soul
Dubrovnik Museum of Modern Art 26. June - 3.10.2010
Franziska Lentzsch, curator at the Kunsthaus Zurich, devised an exhibition that combined the drawings of Giacometti from the series "Paris sans fin" with sculptures and also some 30 photographs by Ernst Scheidegger. This exhibition went on tour to a number of cities: Warsaw, Bratislava, Cesky Crumlov, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Singapore and finally Dubrovnik.
Alberto Giacometti - Woman with Chariot
The Foundation of the Wilhelm Lehmbruck Museum staged the show in in collaboration with the Fondation Alberto & Annete Giacometti, Paris.
In collaboration with Veronique Wiesinger, Gottlieb Leinz dedicated the exhibition to a particular aspect of Alberto Giacometti’s work: the "Femme au Chariot" ("Woman with Chariot"). The original work was the very first Giacometti acquisition to be made by the Lehmbruck Museum. It used a number of photos of the sculpture by Ernst Scheidegger to consider scientific features and included them in the exhibition.
Georges Vantongerloo and his circle of friends from Mondrian to Bill
Lehmbruck Museum Duisburg 10.October 2009 - 10. January 2010
A joint project with the Gemeentemuseum, The Hague
For his final exhibition Christoph Brockhaus, for many years Director of the Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, staged a retrospective of Vantongerloo’s oeuvre that was based on comparisons to the work of his friends. In doing so, he drew on the archive of Ernst Scheidegger photographs, both for research purposes, the catalog and the exhibition itself, which presented some original photos by Scheidegger.
Georges Vantongerloo - A longing for infinity
Museo Nacional Vntro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid 3.11.2009 - 22.2.2010
For the Museum Reina Sofia in Madrid the British art historian Guy Brett devised a retrospective of the sculptural works of Georges Vantongerloo. To realize his concept he consulted the Ernst Scheidegger Archive, some photos of which were ultimately included in the exhibition and, in particular, the catalog.
Fondation Beyeler, Riehen near Basel 30.5.2009 - 30.9.2009
Ernst Beyeler was one of the great art collectors who pioneered recognition of Alberto Giacometti far beyond the borders of Switzerland. At the same time, his activities were closely associated with the Alberto Giacometti Foundation in Zurich. Ulf Küster devised for the Fondation Beyeler in Riehen a "family exhibition“ of all the Giacomettis (Giovanni, Alberto, Diego and Augusto). It illustrated how far-reaching the talents of the different family members were – but nevertheless accorded Alberto a unique position within the show. Although photos by Ernst Scheidegger did not appear in the catalog, the foundation did include a portfolio of six signed original photos of Ernst Scheidegger in its "Art Edition" (Edition 30; Order).
Licht auf Arp (Lights on Arp)
Hans Arp and Sophie Täuber-Arp from the Collection of Rhineland-Palatinate
In 2008 – after long-drawn-out discussions - the Hans Arp Collection of the German State of Rhineland-Palatinate was finally transferred to the Arp Museum Bahnhof Rolandseck in Remagen. And in the summer of 2008 the museum held a major exhibition, which showed some 30 photos of Hans Arp and his studios in Paris and Meudon that were taken from Ernst Scheidegger’s archive. The museum acquired an impressive selection of some 50 Scheidegger photos for its collection.
Max Bill: no Beginning - no End
Marta Herford Museum Herford, Deutschland
A Retrospective to mark 100th Birthday of the Artist, Designer, Architect, Typographer and Theorist. 2.2.2008 – 30.3 2008
Marta Herford paid tribute to the Swiss multi-talent Max Bill (born 1908, died 1994) with a major exhibition to mark his 100th birthday. The retrospective looked back on his entire oeuvre: painting, sculpture, architecture, design and graphic design. Thanks to the wide spectrum of his artworks, Max Bill became known as the „last Leonardo.“ In addition to his main occupations as an artist and designer, he also worked as an exhibition maker, author, publicist, theorist and teacher. Ernst Scheidegger contributed a number of photos to both the exhibition and the catalog.
Exhibition in Winterthur to mark the 100th birthday of Max Bill – a retrospective of his work as an artist, sculptor, architect, typographer and product designer. Accompanying the exhibition was a catalog containing many photographs by Ernst Scheidegger. The exhibition at the Kunstmuseum Winterthur had an extra cabinet of photos by Scheidegger.
Georges Vantongerloo - Un pionier de la sculpture moderne (A pioneer of modern sculpture)
Musée Matisse, Le Chateau Cambrésis 28.10.2007 - 2.3.2008
In the winter of 2007/20008, the Musée Matisse staged a major retrospective of the sculptural work of Georges Vantongerloo. This included a collection of some 30 photographs that Ernst Scheidegger took at the artist’s Paris studio.
The exhibition then traveled to Museum of Modern Art in Ostende for the summer of 2008.
In the Spring of 2004, the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest held a major exhibition that was the first retrospective in Hungary - indeed, the first of its kind to be staged in Eastern Europe. The exhibition was supported by the Alberto Giacometti Foundation Zurich and also by private, principally Swiss lenders (among them, Fondation Beyeler, Eberhard W. Kornfeld). A section of 30 photographs by Ernst Scheidegger was integrated into the exhibition, and the film "Alberto Giacometti" by Ernst Scheidegger was also shown.
Kunsthaus Zürich 18.5.2001 - 2.9.2001
Museum of Modern Art, New York 11.10.2001 - 6.1.2002
To mark the 100th birthday of Alberto Giacometti, the Kunsthaus Zurich staged a joint exhibition with the Museum of Modern Art Moma in New York, which was to be one of the greatest retrospectives of the Swiss artist ever organized. The Kunsthaus Zurich set up a special cabinet within the exhibition to display the photographs of Ernst Scheidegger. In New York the photos in the Swiss Institute on Broadway were shown in a separate exhibition.
Long before photography became a recognized and almost "trendy" form of art, the Kunsthaus Zurich held an exhibition that paid tribute to the work of the photographer Ernst Scheidegger. In a wide-ranging display it showed all aspects of Scheidegger’s oeuvre, but notably his photos, of course. A comprehensive catalog accompanied the exhibition. Unfortunately, this publication has been out of print for some time.