What do the laboratories of CERN, a padded cell in prison, the passing room Dignitas, the darkroom of a swinger club, a secret conference room of the Swiss Federal Council or the research station in the stone labyrinth of the Jungfraujoch have in common? They are all hidden places that are inaccessible to the most of us.
Photographer Kostas Maros, together with art historian Catherine Iselin, succeeded in photographing 25 fascinating places throughout Switzerland and portraying the people who granted them access. More than 100 motifs were created which provide unique insight into an often unknown everyday culture and make visible the magic of these hidden places. The illustrated book is supplemented with art historical essays.
Editor Catherine Iselin (* 1984), art historian, is the director of the Forum Würth in Arlesheim. She was previously digital curator and research associate at the renowned Fondation Beyeler. As a freelance curator, she has organized art exhibitions since 2011 and worked as a journalist.
Photographer Kostas Maros (* 1980) works for editorial, corporate and advertising clients in Switzerland and abroad. He also realizes reportage and art projects.
Hidden - 25 Secret Places in Switzerland. With texts by Catherine Iselin and photographs by Kostas Maros. Kostas Maros won 1st prize in the Architecture category at Swiss Photo Award 2018 with Hidden. 192 pages, 113 color illustrations, hardcover, 26 x 26 cm, in a PVC slipcase. ISBN 978-3-85616-870-4. Now CHF 39.20 / EUR 48. hiddenkunstprojekt.com & merianverlag.ch//architektur-und-kunst/hidden