In the second volume of Bekannte Bekannte, Andreas Züst continues very own social register, a collective record that transcends social boundaries. This photographic register—created between 1987 and 1996—now strives to be almost complete. Over 1,400 are portrayed in over 1,600 photographs. Most of them are connected to culture and the media—they are predominantly denizens of the art world. Complemented by contributions from 40 guest photographers, Bekannte Bekannte is a fascinating, panoptical archive of a past decade in Zurich. Bekannte Bekannte 2 again names all the names, listed in an index, and supplies each photograph with an illuminating caption, written, among others, by Michelle Nicol, Urban Gwerder, Peter Weber, Plinio Bachmann, Juri Steiner, Thomas Kling, Olivia Etter, and Caroline Kesser.
“If you get involved, the book makes you addicted to faces and stories.” (Peter P. Schneider, Tages Anzeiger, Zurich)