Brutalism’s photogenic brashness is a perfect fit for this day and age
finds Karin Hunter Bürki of HEARTBRUT. The writer & photographer captures brutalism’s hard-edged beauty and reformulates its bold attitude, upfront honesty and irreverence as a go-to strategy for making it through this day and age: take heart, show guts, embrace imperfections. Let’s face it, life is both brutally tough and beautiful.
In any case, Karin’s images make it easy to succumb to the brash, but irritatingly photogenic allure of these sculptural monoliths. At Print Matters! she will present a selection of her concrete beauties from Switzerland and London as signed & numbered print editions, alongside her regular card sets.
La Tulipe (Jack Bertoli, Genf, 1976)
Masonry Hall (Hermann Baur, Basel, 1961)
National Theatre (Denys Lasdun, London, 1976)
Trellick Tower (Ernö Goldfinger, London 1972)
Autosilo Balestra (Lugano, unknown)
Welbeck Street Car Park (M. Blampied, London, 1970)
BETON BLUTT (NAKED CONCRETE) - A PRINT PRESENTATION
28.11.19 through to 02.2020 PRINT MATTERS! Hohlstrasse 9 8004 Zurich
was born in 2019. The brainchild of writer and photographer Karin Hunter Bürki, HEARTBRUT embraces the brut & beautiful of this day and age and turns it into personal edits, products and services that are on-point, fresh and brighten up the day. The ever popular BRUTALIST BEAUTIES editions, shows and a growing international following are proof HEARTBRUT’s ‘brut but better ‘ vibes are catching on.
KARIN HUNTER BÜRKI
is a Zurich-based writer & photographer. The Swiss with English roots studied Fine Arts at Saint Martins College of Art & Design in London, loves a sharp jacket, crisp morning swims in the river and can’t take her eyes off brutalist beauty “La Tulipe” in Geneva.
stocks the world’s best indie-magazines. Located smack-bang in Zurich’s pulsating Kreis 4 neigbourhood Print Matters! is also a place for get-togethers, concerts, readings and launches. So no, print is not dead.