Rudolf Häsler - Retrospective
prolonged until 16th of July 2017
Rudolf Häsler (1927-1999) was born in Interlaken and can be considered as one of the most autonomous Swiss artists of the 20th century. As part of the Cuban Revolutionary Government the painter was appointed national director of arts and crafts. Succeeding Che Guevara he held the second highest position as a foreigner within the government. Towards the end oft he 60s the painting, design and graphic artist withdrew from Cuba. Together with his family he left for Spain, from where he travelled around the world. In the 70s, Häsler developed a meticulous Realism, which is likely to be assigned to the Hyperrealistic genre of painting. His nonpareil artistic oeuvre allows parallels to be made to Franz Gertsch, Ralph Goings or Antonio López Garcia.
Rudolf Häsler’s beginning in painting, his first works as an independent painter during his journeys to northern Africa, his works under the influence of the Caribbean sun, his incomparable prints and, of course, his extensive photorealistic oeuvre: The retrospective exhibition follows the various stages of Rudolf Häsler’s life. bromer kunst intended to present Häsler’s biography connected to his artistic output. Therefor, the thoughts written down by Häsler during his entire lifetime guide the visitors through the exhibition and comment his works. Selected works by Rudolf Häsler, which can be purchased.
The documentary about Rudolf Häsler entitled «Coca-Castro» is the highlight of the exhibition and a résumé of the investigations that lasted for the last two years. The film was shot in Switzerland, Cuba and Spain. The voice oft he Bernese actor Marcus Signer («Der Goali bin ig») describes the historical background of the Cuban Revolution, using Rudolf Häsler’s own texts. Furthermore, prominent personalities contextualize Häsler’s life: The photographer Luc Chessex, Häsler’s family members, his artist-colleague Alfredo Sosabravo and other contemporary witnesses from northern Africa, Cuba and Barcelona give an account of his vita.
The documentary about Rudolf Häsler (1927-1999) entitled «Coca-Castro» portrays the artist's eventful life and his nonpareil artistic oeuvre. Directed by Christian Herren and Daniel Bleuer. During the retrospective-exhibition about Rudolf Häsler, the documentary «Coca-Castro» is screened in full length in the auditorium of bromer kunst until the 16th of July.
In Blockhaus Experimental Space:
Naturfotografien von Roland Fürst
12.05.17 bis 16.07.17