Tag Archives: 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.

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Amar Kanwar – Evidence

Amar Kanwar’s poetic documentary films and video works explore the political, social, economic and ecological conditions of the Indian subcontinent, often through stories and experiences.

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Rosângela Rennó – Strange Fruits

Brazilian society seems to be pressing forward with devouring strength, systematically forgetting the memory of the past. Brazilian artist Rosângela Rennó tries to fight against this collective loss of memory by appropriating found albums and photographs from private and public archives. The term Appropriation Art in the narrower sense is...

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Status – 24 Contemporary Documents

few years after the digital turn, the shift from analog to digital image production and archiving, Fotomuseum Winterthur explores the current state of the document and the documentary image in the exhibition Status – 24 Contemporary Documents. Whereas the term “status” used to have a thoroughly positive connotation, indicating a...

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Diane Arbus

iane Arbus (1923–1971) revolutionized the art she practiced. Her bold subject matter and photographic approach produced a body of work that is often shocking in its purity, in its steadfast celebration of things as they are. Her gift for rendering strange those things we consider most familiar, and for uncovering...

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Plat(T)Form 2012 at Fotomuseum Winterthur

Plat(t)form 2012 is the sixth curated international portfolio viewing featuring young emerging European photographers. As in the previous year, Fotomuseum Winterthur has invited 42 photographers to present their work for two hours to the public and a selected team of experts. Plat(t)form 2012 is aimed at professionals such as curators,...

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