16 February 2017, Thursday / 1pm

Focus on Photography


Ran Xu, founder of XuArtspace, Ltd. based in Shanghai and Barbara Staubli, curator of Julius Baer Art Collection discuss photography. Ran Xu’s particular interest in vintage/antique photography and photography as an art form which melds the technical with the artistic, has led her to build a collection focused on albumen, glass, and gelatin silver prints. She also has collected contemporary photographers such as Spencer Turnick and Lee Jungjin. She will discuss her collecting philosophy (how to mix historical pieces with contemporary; how to view contemporary in context of the medium’s history) as well as some technical aspects of photo collecting. Barbara Staubli’s presentation will focus on photography in the Julius Baer Art Collection (first acquisitions of photography, different styles/artistic approaches) and the technical aspects of photo collecting.