The charm of Switzerland’s winding corners, narrow and cobblestone streets of the old towns are presented in Louane’s new series. The series Staedtli is an ode to Switzerland’s cityscape and architecture. Louane’s recent series will be exhibited at Kolly Gallery from 23 to 28 November 2020.
As befits the discreet Switzerland, its most amazing buildings are not the world’s tallest or most expensive houses. Rather, what is astonishing is the breadth and variety of quality that extends from the mountains to the lowlands, from the outskirts to the city. The series is not about the accurate and proud depiction of various Swiss cities, it is much more about portraying the Swiss character of the cityscapes in a grounded and humble way with a slight fictional twist. Therefore the title sounds as small, tiny and cute, as Swiss cities are. Staedtli indeed means, small city in Swiss german. Besides the typical view of the iconic bell towers, trams and Lake Zurich, the dominant mountainscape is mostly visible in the background.