What is Photography? Copy of reality or data source to be altered as desired? Documentation or staged image?
With its three historical references back to the avant-garde at the dawn of the 20th century, the exhibition shows the current developments in photography and their traditions.
The exhibition has been divided up to include a historical review, which presents Surrealist photography around Man Ray, the photographs, photogrammes and collages of the Constructivists such as László Moholy-Nagy and A.M. Rodchenko, as well as August Sander’s “Man of the Twentieth Century”.
These early approaches will be juxtaposed with current works, which will be grouped chronologically to underline the major steps forward in contemporary art photography. These include for instance the rediscovery of photography in the context of actionism and concept art during the 1970s.
The strength of the exhibition is certainly the multitude of the presented positions. Beside the usual suspects there are many artists which can be seen rarely elsewhere. So the exhibition is well worth seeing for everyone.