by Cécile Hummel
How close can the foreign be to us, how familiar places we travel to again and again, and others we have never set foot on? For decades, Cécile Hummel has been exploring countries, cities, their structures, rhythms and signs. Regularly exposing herself to the strange and unknown, she uses both her handy camera and sketchbook to capture her own way of reading a city or a country. These investigations, which can take shape in sketches, gouaches or photographs, are subsequently given different media translations - often supplemented by found objects. The selection shown is part of a larger collection of images that Hummel brings together in the magazine Recueil, which she founded.
Cécile Hummel (Gottlieben, Switzerland, 1962) has exhibited her photographic and drawing installations in numerous galleries, institutions and exhibition spaces in Switzerland and abroad. She currently teaches at Burg Giebichenstein in Halle and is a mentor in the TBA21-Academy, ocean space in Venice in 2021.
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