Fotomuseum Winterthur

Fotomuseum Winterthur (www.fotomuseum.ch) was founded in 1993 and is dedicated to photography as art form and document, and as a representation of reality. Fotomuseum Winterthur is on the one hand an art gallery for photography by contemporary photographers and artists (with exhibitions by Lewis Baltz, William Eggleston, Nan Goldin, Andreas Gursky, Roni Horn, Boris Mikhailov and many others). On the other, the Fotomuseum Winterthur is also a traditional museum for works by 19th and 20th century masters (with exhibitions by Karl Blossfeldt, Bill Brandt, Dorothea Lange, Lisette Model, Albert Renger-Patzsch, August Sander, Charles Sheeler, Edward Weston, Weegee and others). And finally, it is a cultural-historical, sociological museum of applied photography in the fields of industry, architecture, fashion, etc. (with exhibitions on police photography, industrial photography, dam-construction photography, medical photography etc.). These three orientations form the basis of the museum’s exhibition program and accompanying publications and events.

Danny Lyon – Message to the Future
Photo Exhibition

Danny Lyon – Message to the Future

Fascinated by outsiders and subcultures, photographer and documentary filmmaker, Danny Lyon, developed a more subjective and partisan form of reportage.
SITUATIONS/Placeholder
Photo Exhibition

SITUATIONS/Placeholder

SITUATIONS/Placeholder from #68 to #79 now at Fotomuseum Winterthur.
SITUATIONS / Proletariats
Photo Exhibition

SITUATIONS / Proletariats

The latest cluster, launched on 28 May 2016, is Proletariats (SITUATION #39 to 40). This cluster looks at issues of…
PROVOKE: Between Protest and Performance, photography in Japan 1960–1975
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PROVOKE: Between Protest and Performance, photography in Japan 1960–1975

A lively installation that features works by Nobuyoshi Araki, Eikō Hosoe, Kazuo Kitai, Daidō Moriyama, Takuma Nakahira, Shōmei Tōmatsu and…
SITUATIONS / (in)stability
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SITUATIONS / (in)stability

The new cluster traces productive moments of (in)stability in the history and contemporary experience of photography/film.
TOTAL RECORDS – Vinyl & Photography
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TOTAL RECORDS – Vinyl & Photography

With over 500 record covers, Total Records shows the innovative and artistic interaction between vinyl and photography.
SITUATIONS #23 to #27 – Vanishing
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SITUATIONS #23 to #27 – Vanishing

From the vanishing of a person or a social reality to the fading of an image.
SITUATIONS #20 – #22: Formats
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SITUATIONS #20 – #22: Formats

As the lifespan of data storage formats decreases, the Internet provides unprecedented modes of production and distribution…
Every Photograph is an Enigma
Photo Exhibition

Every Photograph is an Enigma

Photographs often seem familiar and understandable, a visual common sense intimately related to our daily lives.
SITUATIONS #9 to #18 – Seeing Machines
News & Events

SITUATIONS #9 to #18 – Seeing Machines

As every citizen with a smartphone, laptop or tablet knows, photography is becoming increasingly ‘distributed’. Driven by the vast replicative…
Beastly/Tierisch
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Beastly/Tierisch

Representations of animals are ubiquitous in our culture, from advertising hoardings, to newspapers and television, to hundreds of thousands of…
PAUL STRAND – Photography and Film for the 20th Century
Photo Exhibition

PAUL STRAND – Photography and Film for the 20th Century

Photo exhibition: Paul Strand – Photography and Film for the 20th Century Venue details: Fotomuseum Winterthur, Gruezenstrasse 44 + 45,…
Peter Piller – Document Control
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Peter Piller – Document Control

In the mid 1990s the German artist Peter Piller worked at a Hamburg press agency while studying art. His job…
Viviane Sassen – In and Out of Fashion
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Viviane Sassen – In and Out of Fashion

With her highly original and at times provocative practice, Viviane Sassen is one of Europe’s most exciting photographers. In and…
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