di G.Betancourt Nuñez U.Schneider a cura di Museum Für Kunst Und Gewerbe Hamburg
The portrait is one of art’s traditional motifs and was a strong motivational force for the invention of photography in the 19th century. The human image has undergone permanent change. The project A century of photographs takes us on a trip through time: from photography’s beginnings with the daguerreotype and the talbotype to the digital present and the issue of the end of the classic portrait. A selection of works from 35 international artists is presented; these works relate to each other and, thanks to their reception today, are being re-interpreted within new contexts.
Artists among others Diane Arbus, Rineke Dijkstra, Patrick Faigenbaum, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Lee Friedlander, Nan Goldin, David Octavius Hill und Robert Adamson, Roni Horn, Theodor und Oscar Hofmeister, Peter Keetman, Helmar Lerski, Annie Leibovitz, Michael Najjar, Nicholas Nixon, Heinrich Riebesehl, Judith Joy Ross, Thomas Ruff, August Sander, Cindy Sherman and Andy Warhol.
* The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „XY“, 1 April 2011 to 17 July 2011, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.