Talk @ SCHWARZER MONTAG with NOOR's Alixandra Fazzina & Pep Bonet



Siamoy breast feeds her month old baby boy Hokim, Afghanistan, 2008. – Photo by Alixandra Fazzina | Noor | Keystone

A talk with Alixandra Fazzina and Pep Bonet will take place at
SCHWARZER MONTAG, Westflügel, Viaduktstrasse 21, Zurich
on Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at 7 pm.

The two acclaimed photographers of KEYSTONE‘s partner agency NOOR will tell about their work at SCHWARZER MONTAG. The talk will be moderated by Asmara Pelupessy, Editor & Projects Director at NOOR Images, and Jann Jenatsch, Managing Director at KEYSTONE.


Alixandra Fazzina (UK, 1974) focuses with her photography on under-reported conflicts and the often forgotten humanitarian consequences of war. Alixandra has an uncanny ability to work in the most difficult social and geographical environments and is recognized for her compassionate and empathetic approach towards the human condition, always fully aware of the bigger picture.

Studying Fine Art, she began her career as a war artist in Bosnia. Since then, she has worked independently as a photojournalist throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Alixandra worked over a period of two years to chronicle the exodus of migrants and refugees from Somalia to the Arabian Peninsula. The resulting book “A Million Shillings: Escape from Somalia” was published by Trolley (2010) and re-launched in Arabic (2011).


Pep Bonnet (Mallorca, 1974) is an award-winning filmmaker and photographer who has travelled extensively capturing profound moments that represent the unbalanced world in which we live. His longer-term projects focus on African issues, with his most well known project being “Faith in Chaos”, a photo essay on the aftermath of the war in Sierra Leone. Pep’s ongoing work around the globe on HIV/Aids and identity has led to several photography books and many exhibitions worldwide.

He is also known for a long-term reportage on the rock ‘n roll band Motörhead. Pep spent many years (2008-2015) on the road with Lemmy Kilmister, the legendary singer of the band and created an exceptional visual document of the many hours spent on the road with Motörhead.

«Schwarzer Montag» at Westflügel, Viaduktstrasse 21, 8005 Zurich |



SCHWARZER MONTAG presents «The Decay» (Der Zerfall)



A staining face, infested by points, oh, photography, broken glass, the reverse readability, ah, image carrier, decaying medium.

« Everything falls apart, everything can fall apart, everything, being part of the world, falls apart, sometime sooner or later. The world is as it were, everything is decay. » writes Ann Cotton. This world has taken us into their spell. By chance, by a notice of Ennio Leanza, we came across image carriers who fascinated us immediately: Negatives in the process of decay, which, by their change, are developing a new, unique aesthetic.

The new event of the series SCHWARZER MONTAG ('black monday') is titled «The Decay» (Der Zerfall). On Monday, September 5th, 2016, from 6 p.m. Jann Jenatsch and Ylva Meyer talk at Westflügel, Viaduktstrasse 21, 8005 Zurich, about decaying image carriers.

«You may see a cup of tea fall off of a table and break into pieces on the floor. But you will never see the cup gather itself back together and jump back on the table». Stephen Hawking continues: «The increase of disorder or entropy is what distinguishes the past from the future, giving a direction to time».

To the presentation at the SCHWARZER MONTAG a small newspaper «Der Zerfall» («The Decay») with a text by Ann Cotton will be published (in German language). This newspaper can be obtained at the Westflügel or ordered here (within Switzerland).  


«Schwarzer Montag» im Westflügel, Viaduktstrasse 21, 8005 Zürich  |



«The Cats»



Blaise Cendrars with cat, 1960. (KEYSTONE)

In the opening scene of THE LONG GOODBYE Elliott Gould stops at a supermarket on his way home and unsuccessfully tries to buy his cat’s preferred food. Back home he then attempts to outwit his cat and therefore fills the wrong food in an old tin of the right food, but, alas, the cat realizes and refuses it. So Gould is forced to head out again… And without her cat, Audrey Hepburn would probably still be sleeping in BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S.  

The event of the series SCHWARZER MONTAG is titled «Die Katzen» («The Cats»). On Monday, June 13, 2016, from 6 p.m. Birgit Schmid will be presenting her new book about cats and Jann Jenatsch his favourite cat pictures.

They are named Mitsou, Choupette, Jellylorum, Nigger Man and Mouche and they have been in bed with Marylin Monroe, Karl Lagerfeld, T.S. Elliott, H.P. Lovecraft and Victor Hugo: the cat’s names say everything about their famous owners. Now the «Schwarzer Montag» is on the track of household names and their feline companions with «The Cats» - the creatures who succeed to subdue even the most famous of people. Or their names are Fritz and Rosie and Birgit Schmid asks herself if her cats love her in her new book: Lieben mich meine Katzen?

In addition to Birgit Schmid’s book, the newspaper «Die Katzen» will also appear for the event «Schwarzer Montag» and can be picked up at the Westflügel or ordered here - free of charge (from June 13, 2016).

72 fine cat pictures can be seen until the end of August at the Westflügel. Meow !


«Schwarzer Montag» at the Westflügel, Viaduktstrasse 21, 8005 Zurich  |




Grubenstrasse 45
CH - 8045 Zürich

Tel   +41 44 200 13 00
Fax  +41 44 200 13 05



Schwarzer Montag
Viaduktstrasse 21
CH - 8005 Zürich

Tel    +41 79 963 88 82

Opening Hours
Mo - Fr 12:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m
Sa 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Tuesdays



«The Decay» | Sept. 5 - Oct. 1, 2016

«The President» | Nov. 7, 2016 - Feb. 4, 2017


«The Camera Trap» | in planning

Subject to modifications



Schwarzer Montag

  • mehr
  • weniger


Follow us on Twitter

© 2016 KEYSTONE Impressum Contact | FAQ | Terms & Conditions