Miron Zownir – Radical Eye 16/4 – 15/5 2011

Miron Zownir – Radical Eye 16/4 – 15/5 2011

Miron Zownir has a long list of exhibitions and his work has been exhibited around the world. Some of his photographs were shown among artworks by Goya, Picasso, Alfred Kubin and Cindy Sherman in the exhibition Elsalvaie Europeo (2004) in Barcelona and Valencia.

During the fall of 2008 his images was presented at fotomuseum Winterthur along with works by photographers such as Robert Mapplethorpe, Man Ray, Nan Goldin, Nobuyoshi Araki…

Miron has also written a crime novel named Kein Schlichter Abgang and is currently writing on a new novel. In parallel with his writing and his photography he also made several short films, for example “Skinhead lane” which won several awards in 1993.

Ten years later he made the documentary film “Bruno S-Estrangement is death” which was shown at the Berlinale. The film is about Bruno Schleinstein who had previously worked as an actor in Werner Herzogs films and during his last years he made his living as a street musician in the backyards of Berlin.

Miron Zownirs images deals with the hidden reality on the fringes of society. Even though his method is extremely brutal and insolent, his images are often surprisingly poetic and very appealing.

Far away from all norms and aesthetic conventions Mirons work unveils intimate situations and moments full of frenzy, ecstasy, melancholia, tenderness and despair. The human body is shown as a kind of last possession, as a veil of a self-disclosing soul.

Zownirs intuitive closeness to outsiders and misfits is honest, open and very direct. His works belongs with the most exceptional and radical examples of documentary photography in our time.