The art of the moment / encounters in the museum / Flipp Haag
In the right place at the right time
Unnoticed, Filip Haag makes long laps through the museum, looking out for unique moments in which the work of art and the viewer – without intending to – enter into a perfect symbiosis. He presses the shutter button at the crucial moment and captures special, surprising and, above all, funny situations that most of us would have missed: a drawing student in the Metropolitan Museum in front of the portrait of a painter who seems to be portraying him at the moment; visitors to the Fondation Beyeler hurrying by in exact step with Giacometti's »Walking Man«; a young woman flirting with her smartphone next to a classical marble statue in an identical selfie pose in the Louvre...
While the viewers take in the works, they take in the viewers at the same time - and so a new, independent motif emerges quite by accident, in which the two worlds, art (history) and the present, merge