The force of photography. Works from the Museion Collection

The force of photography. Works from the Museion Collection

25/11/2016 – 17/09/2017
25/11/2016 from 16.00 h

The exhibition explores the photographic works in the Museion collection. Portraits and self-portraits – images of others’ bodies and one’s own – investigate the notions of identity and otherness, the body and social space. The exhibition also features a selection of sculptures around the same theme.

A longside the exhibition, photographic works will be presented in the study collection room. These can be described, in the broadest sense of the word, as political works. They express a direct criticism of a socio-political situation and will be counterposed by idealistic and utopic visions.

Curated by Letizia Ragaglia
Artists: Eleanor Antin; Vanessa Beecroft; Günther Brus; Letizia Cariello; Marcel Duchamp; VALIE EXPORT; Michael Fliri; Isa Genzken; Gilbert & George; Nan Goldin; Douglos Gordon; Roni Horn; Joan Jonas, Elke Krystufek; Ketty La Rocca; Zoe Leonard; Ana Lupas; Santu Mofokeng; Zanele Muholi; Brigitte Niedermair; Luca Patella; Arnulf Rainer; Lili Reynaud Dewar; Niki de Saint Phalle, Jana Sterbak, Wolfgang Tillmans, Nico Vascellari, Francesco Vezzoli.

Study Collection
Curated by Andreas Hapkemeyer
Artists: Heimrad Bäcker; Rossella Biscotti; Matti Braun; Daniele Buetti; Paul De Vree; Liu Ding; Gianpietro Sonō Fazion; Hamish Fulton; Hans Glauber; John Heartfield; Olivier Menanteau; Eugenio Miccini; Santu Mofokeng; Otto Muehl ; Brigitte Niedermair; Walther Niedermayr; Michele Perfetti; Lamberto Pignotti; Sarenco; Klaus Staeck.

Foto: Santu Mofokeng, Ishmael: Eyes Wide Shut – Motouleng Cave, Clarens – Magic and Disease – Ishmael. Courtesy carlier | gebauer