[Agenda]


[exposition]
"What does the jellyfish want?"

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Robert Adams
Bernd & Hilla Becher
Anna & Bernhard Johannes Blume
Joachim Brohm
James Coleman
Jan Dibbets
William Eggleston
Hans-Peter Feldmann
Albrecht Fuchs
Andreas Gursky
Jitka Hanzlová
Benjamin Katz
André Kertész
Jurgen Klauke
Louise Lawler
Sol LeWitt
Jochen Lempert
Gordon Matta-Clark
Boris Mikhailov
Laszlo Moholy-Nagy
Bruce Nauman
Peter Piller
Alexander Rodchenko
Thomas Ruff
Ed Ruscha
August Sander
Ursula Schulz-Dornburg
Cindy Sherman
Thomas Struth
Wolfgang Tillmans
Valie Export
Stephen Wilks
Stephen Willats

/ "What does the jellyfish want?" / Photographs from Man Ray to James Coleman
"What does the jellyfish want?"

Photographs from Man Ray to James Coleman

Exposition : Du Saturday 31 March 2007 au Sunday 15 July 2007

The exhibition includes a historical review which highlights Surrealist photography around Man Ray, the photographs, photogrammes and collages of the Constructivists such as László Moholy-Nagy and A.M. Rodchenko, as well as August Sanders “Man of the Twentieth Century”.

Auteurs : Robert Adams - Bernd & Hilla Becher - Anna & Bernhard Johannes Blume - Joachim Brohm - James Coleman - Jan Dibbets - William Eggleston - Hans-Peter Feldmann - Albrecht Fuchs - Andreas Gursky - Jitka Hanzlová - Benjamin Katz - André Kertész - Jurgen Klauke - Louise Lawler - Sol LeWitt - Jochen Lempert - Gordon Matta-Clark - Boris Mikhailov - Laszlo Moholy-Nagy - Bruce Nauman - Peter Piller - Alexander Rodchenko - Thomas Ruff - Ed Ruscha - August Sander - Ursula Schulz-Dornburg - Cindy Sherman - Thomas Struth - Wolfgang Tillmans - Valie Export - Stephen Wilks - Stephen Willats.

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What does the jellyfish want? This question was raised by artist Christopher Williams during an interview in which he explained why he finds this sea-creature so fascinating: without shape, without a skeleton, and without a sex, a jellyfish is a creature without properties. In keeping with this, the jellyfish is a fitting metaphor for photography in contemporary art and serves as the motto for the exhibition: What is photography? Copy of reality or data source that may be altered as desired? Documentation or staged image? Found footage or extravagantly made exposure? With three historical links back to the avant-garde at the dawn of the 20th century, the exhibition shows current tendencies in photography against the backdrop of its traditions.
These early standpoints will be presented in the context of current works, which are grouped around the major advances in contemporary art photography. These include, for instance, the rediscovery of photography in the actionist and conceptual currents of the 1970s. By the end of the seventies a new development manifested - a move from the photographic representation of reality to a reflection on and reinvention of already existing photographic images. Over the last ten years the documentary approach has been rediscovered as an artistic stance in its own right.

The fundamental aspiration to make reality visible in photographs, and to explore and analyse it, is now shared by artists who like Andreas Gursky process the photographic material on the computer.

Museum Ludwig showed the way in the mid-seventies when it was the first art museum to acquire, for instance, the Gruber Collection, as well as a number of the pivotal works of contemporary photography by artists such as Bruce Nauman, Dennis Oppenheim, Douglas Huebler, Bernd and Hilla Becher, to name a few. Since then the collection has constantly expanded so as to visualise the entire evolution of art photography and bring it right up to the present day. The collection’s treasures will be presented together with its recent acquisitions.
 
photographie.com : 2007-03-31
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