CURATOR OF SERGIO BURGI IMS
DE 26 OF DEZEMBRO A 10 DECEMBER 2012
Hans Gunter Flieger registrou por 40 years the Brazilian industrial development, in addition to the documented design, architecture and advertising in the country between the years 1940 and 1980. Photographed for major advertising agencies in the period, como a Standard e a Thompson, Also participating in the 1st National Hall of Propaganda, held at the Art Museum of São Paulo in 1950. The following year he served as official photographer of the first Art Biennial of São Paulo, held at the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo.
Otrabalho of Flieg develops strongly influenced by European modernity postwar, combining the domain in the formal establishment of the photographic image to an absolute control of lighting, exposure and film processing. "These images extremely elaborate in direct, on the one hand, for imagery universe already designated as the 'ecstasy of things', where the picture is positioned as a tool for recording and display of objects of industrial society and its subsequent distribution and marketing through new channels of publicity and propaganda, incorporating massively photography in advertisements from, mainly, 1950s ", explains the curator Sergio Burgi.
On the other hand, within a perspective as that posed by the German school of “New Objectivity”, resumption years 1950 and 1960 the photographic record series of industrial society produced by the couple Bernd and Hilla Becher, photo of Flieg, due to its high formal rigor, also allows industrial structures, recorded in an objective and direct, lead to strong bias abstract pictures, expanding and upgrading so the relevance of his photographic production within the modern and contemporary art photography held in Brazil.
Born in Chemnitz, Germany, in 1923, moved to São Paulo in 1939 with your family. Left behind a Germany whose government had revealed its most obscure from Kristallnacht, November 1938, when shops and family homes of Jewish, such as Flieg, were cowardly attacked by supporters of National Socialism, a crescendo of shares, less than one year later, with the invasion of Poland in September 1939, would start the Second World War.
Having started shooting in adolescence and done a specialized course with Grete Karplus, the Jewish Museum Berlin, Flieg brought the luggage to arrive in Brazil some equipment and a camera Leica Linhof, besides books on photography and copies of Life magazine, one of his sources of inspiration. In 1945, established itself as a professional photographer in Sao Paulo, producing images commissioned by major companies, without, however, limit their approach and aesthetic research in the field of photography. Photographs for the catalog Industry Crystals Prado in 1947, and the following year the first FAZ annual photographic calendar of Pirelli. His activity as a photojournalist was bissexta, with works mostly for the newspaper O Estado de S. Paul. In 1971, also worked for UNICEF, performing art images and popular folklore. One of the most comprehensive exhibition of his work was a retrospective Hans Gunter Flieg: 40 years of photography, held by the Museum of Image and Sound of São Paulo, in 1981. The photographic work of Hans Gunter complete Flieg is composed of more than 59 thousand negatives and photographs and contains photographic records that begin in Germany and even extend to the mid- 1980. In July 2006, was incorporated into the collection of the Instituto Moreira Salles and is, since, open and available for research and study of its important aspects documentary and aesthetic.