Special Show [JOAN FONTCUBERTA]
Photography: Crisis of History
Curated by Alison Nordström
Opening on Wednesday, June 6th, 6:30 PM
The artist will be present
Alison Nordström in conversation with Joan Fontcuberta
Friday, June 8th, 4:00 PM
Curator’s tour with Alison Nordström
Saturday, June 9th, Noon
From Monday to Sunday, 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
On Friday, June 8th, 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM
Renowned artist Joan Fontcuberta will showcase 25 years of work in the exhibition “Photography: Crisis of History” as part of the Hamburg Triennial of Photography June 7 to 17th, 2018. Widely shown in Europe and North America, this will be his first exhibition in Hamburg. The exhibition, curated by Alison Nordström, includes three projects featuring previously unknown images that expand and challenge our ideas of history and art.
The Artist and the Photograph (1994-98) presents photographic sketches by Picasso, Miró and Dalí, offering new insights into both painting and the nature of photography; Trepat (2014) examines the results of a 1930’s project to document a Spanish factory by such luminaries as Walker Evans, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Moholy-Nagy, Charles Sheeler and Man Ray; X.B. resurrects the forgotten oeuvre of Ximo Berenguer (1947-1978), a young street photographer little known at the time of his premature death, whose recently rediscovered work captured the energy and grit of Spain in 70s, at the end of the Franco era.
“Fontcuberta is a brilliantly original artist, curator, writer, historian, and educator,” says Alison Nordström. “His work examines the role of photography as a shaper of knowledge and we are privileged to bring these three complex installations to Hamburg for the first time”.
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