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Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber1 / 9       Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber.

Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber2 / 9       Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber.

Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber3 / 9       Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber.

Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber4 / 9       Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber.

Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber5 / 9       Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber.

Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber6 / 9       Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2011. © Bruce Weber.

Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2003. © Bruce Weber7 / 9       Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2003. © Bruce Weber.

Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2003. © Bruce Weber8 / 9       Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2003. © Bruce Weber.

Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2003. © Bruce Weber9 / 9       Bruce Weber, Kris Ruhs's Studio, Milano, 2003. © Bruce Weber.

Kind of day in Milano

Kris Ruhs (New York, 1952) is an artist, sculptor, and designer. Bruce Weber (Pennsylvania, 1946) is a influential photographers and filmmaker in the industry of fashion and more. They met decades ago. And over time they have become friends. Years of dinners and pictures, and stories have circulated between them. In 2003 Bruce visited Kris studio in Milano and then again in 2011 and 2014, he took a series of photographs.

The collaboration between the two artists begin in a film noir kind of day in Milan. «The sun was trying to break through the fast-moving clouds – tells Bruce Weber – as we searched down a long alleyway for Kris’s studio. Of course, there wasn’t a number – there wasn’t even the name RUHS scratched into metal of the huge industrial door at the entrance. Kris finally came out front, looming large in his work clothes like a character out of John Steinbeck’s play Of Mice and Men. We went inside, and he replied in his soft-spoken way as we complimented him on the drawings and sculptures that filled the space, “The light is beautiful in here”. On my light meter I was only getting an aperture reading of f/2.8 at 1/15th. I was reminded of the time I photographed Balthus at his studio in Switzerland, which is built right into the ground. I barely got a reading on my light meter there, too. It was quite late by the time we got to the boxing club, but I didn’t even notice because I was already busy photographing the fighters in the ring, throwing vicious punches at each other and swearing in Italian, as Kris said in a reassuring way, “Don’t worry, you’ll love the light"».

The exhibition Kind of day in Milano. Photographs by Bruce Weber, on show at Galleria Carla Sozzani in Milan until April 8th, 2018 is the memory of those days and of this friendship. Concurrently with the exhibition, the Galleria Carla Sozzani will also host Kris Ruhs' latest installation, Wave After Wave; the last of a long series of meditations on light and shifting perceptions.

Kind of day in Milano
Photos of Kris Ruhs’ studio by Bruce Weber

Galleria Carla Sozzani – Fondazione Sozzani, Corso Como, 10 - Milan (Italy)
21 February – 8 April 2018

opening times: every day, 10,30 am - 7,30 pm | Wendesdays and Thursdays, 10,30 am - 9,00 pm
entrance fee: free entry
info: +39 (0)2 653531
galleria@galleriacarlasozzani.org
www.galleriacarlasozzani.org


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