Photo Exhibition at the Talmuseum Ursern
On December 14th Andermatt invited guests gathered to celebrate the new exhibition opening at the Talmuseum Ursern. The new show is a collection of black and white images by photographer Jean Hämisegger. The images pictorially mark significant moments in the areas history throughout the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, when Hämisegger was living in Andermatt.
Owner of the photo shop and postcard publishing house, Hämiseggers’ fondness of the area and scenery can be seen clearly within his work, which covers the four subject matters; transport, winter sports, people and landscapes. In addition to his career as a photographer, Hämisegger filmed advertisements and documentaries such as ‘Winter in Andermatt’ (1939) and ‘Lawinenewinter’ (1951).
The exhibition was officially opened by Armand Simmen, President of the Foundation. Jean Hämisegger’s daughter Marianne and her husband gave speeches in honour of her father and the exhibition of his work. Touching upon Hämisegger’s life since leaving Andermatt the pair mentioned his life in Canada, his passion for painting and his hobbies of beekeeping and cultivation which he enjoyed up until his death in 1970.
In attendance at the exhibition was CEO of Orascom Development Holding Gerhard Niesslein, Mayor of Andermatt Roger Nager, Josef Arnold representative of the former government of Uri and Alex Renner. 70 guests attended the event and enjoyed the exhibition.
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* The museum will be open from 15th June 2013 – 19th October 2013, Wednesday to Saturday from midday – 6 p.m. (except public holidays).
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