Reportages and Portraits of The Rolex Arts Initiative's Finalists of Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker, Hans Magnus Enzensberger and Olafur Eliasson
The Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative is a philanthropic program that was set up in 2002 to assist extraordinary, rising artists to achieve their full potential by pairing them with great masters for a year creative collaboration. The program seeks out gifted young artists from all over the world and brings them together with artistic masters for a year of creative collaboration in a one-to-one mentoring relationship. Rolex has paired mentors and protégés in dance, film, literature, music, theatre, visual arts and architecture. In the decade since it was launched, the mentoring program has evolved into an enriching dialogue between artists of different generations, cultures and disciplines, helping ensure that the world’s artistic heritage is passed on to the next generation. For each discipline a photographer is selected to document and accompany both mentor and protégé during the mentoring year.
Book Illustration for Caretta+Weidmann, Zurich, 2014
Caretta+Weidmann, one of the leading Building Construction Management in Switzerland, looks back on a corporate history extending over 40 years.
During several weeks Tina Ruisinger photographed all images including portraits, architecture and environmental photographs for the Book 40 Years of Jubilee, published in November 2014, as well as for the web presence www.caretta-weidmann.ch relaunched in spring 2015.
The complete book publication can be downloaded as PDF.
Encounters with 50 Master Photographers of the 20th Century
Book Project published by Edition Stemmle Zurich, 2002
Photographs and Interviews by Tina Ruisinger
Introduction by A.D. Coleman
Foreword by Ted Croner
"The first time I saw Tina Ruisinger 's work was when she photographed me for her book of photographers' portraits I was extremely moved by the power and graphics of her portraiture. I found her images of photographers to be sometimes romantic and nostalgic, sometimes ironic, and always extremely personal, insightful and beautifully realized."
Mary Ellen Mark
Portraits of: Ellen Auerbach, Micha Bar-Am, Lillian Bassman, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Mario de Biasi, Ilse Bing, Edouard Boubat, René Burri, Cornell Capa, Denise Colomb, Ted Croner, Bruce Davidson, Elliott Erwitt, Andreas Feininger, Robert Frank, Leonard Freed, Gisèle Freund, Mario Giacomelli, Erich Hartmann, Robert Lebeck, Erich Lessing, Mary Ellen Mark, Mark Markov-Grinberg, Will Mc Bride, Duane Michals, Inge Morath, Stefan Moses, Carl Mydans, Arnold Newman, Helmut Newton, Gordon Parks, Marc Riboud, Willy Ronis, Ernst Scheidegger, Sabine Weiss a.m.o
Book Project by Irmela Kästner, Hamburg and Tina Ruisinger, Zurich
Designed by Anja Lutz, Berlin
Published by Klaus Kieser Verlag, München, 2007
Both started in the 80's with a new approach in contemporary dance, each in their own, surprisingly unconventional way. Her works are exemplary examples of choreographic development and research in dance of the last 25 years, successfully meeting new artistic and cultural challenges. The authors have accompanied the work of both choreographers and their companies Rosas and Damaged Goods over many years. Indepth examples of their debates in text, interviews and photographs as well as the visual design of Anja Lutz, are portrayed in the book. Essentially there is the personality of the choreographer. The book documents and reflects pieces and creation processes by means of concrete encounters and performances at special places. A performance of Stuart’ s solo „XXX for Arlene and Colleagues“ 1998 in London, the work of Damaged Goods of „Replacement“ in Summer 2005 in Berlin, Rosas performance of „Mozart/Concert Arias“ at the Festival Theater der Welt 1996 in Dresden and their reprise 2004 in Marseille as examples.
The publication illuminates the context of reception and development conditions of the two choreographers and their arts, acquiring their own positions as regards content and aesthetic, telling a piece of contemporary history. Dance journalist Irmela Kästner and photographer Tina Ruisinger present their body of work in their own personal and direct way. The book is divided in two parts: each part represents the respective choreographers in text, photos and graphics.
A selection of portraits photographed on assignments 2004-2014
A selection of cover publications and annual reports photographed on assignments 2004-2014
Annual Report for the MSE, Martin Stiftung Erlenbach, 2012
The establishment of the Martin Foundation functions as a modern institution with differentiated living and working range for around 140 people with a cognitive impairment. It goes back to Louise Escher, who turned, in memory of her own disabled child Martin, her private estate Mariahalden into a foundation in 1893. Originally it was a children's home for the "mentally or physically weak, poor or orphaned children».
Tina Ruisinger and Marc Kollmuss have realized the annual Report 2012 for the Foundation in documenting daily life at the MSE as well as portraying inhabitants, educators and the leadership team.
Friedrich Grohe photographed for Impulse, Gruner + Jahr Hamburg, 2012
Friedrich Grohe from the German Industrial Family Grohe (Grohe Armaturen) spends all summers in a lonely mountain shelter near the Sulzfluh, breathing, meditating and feeling deeply connected to nature and Krishnamurti. Tina Ruisinger and author Christian Litz spent a hot Summer Day up in the remoteness of Graubünden with the 86-years old Grohe.
Egon Meier photographed for Leo Publishers, Zurich, 2015
Egon Meier is one of the leading architect for exclusive buildings in Switzerland. Tina Ruisinger has photographed him in one of his recent objects on the gold coast of Zurich.
Book Illustration for Dietrich Schwarz Architekten AG, Mellingen 2015
Neugrüen Mellingen is the biggest wooden structure urban settlement at the gates of the historic old town Mellingen. Since his completion in 2014, 427 inhabitants have moved in, a variegated mixture of generations. In 2015 Tina Ruisinger has photographed the residents of 10 apartments within the unusual structure of the social living together in Neugrüen.