09. October 2011 – 15. January 2012
Sprengel Museum Hannover
Kurt-Schwitters-Platz, 30169 Hannover
„PHOTOGRAPHY CALLING! is an exhibition of the works of 31 photographers on a floor area of over 2,000 square metres. Since HOW YOU LOOK AT IT in 2000, this exhibition is the first and only one to provide an all-embracing overview of artistic photography from the 1960s to the present day.
The starting points of the exhibition are the works of Robert Adams, Diane Arbus, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, John Gossage, Nicholas Nixon, Martin Parr and Michael Schmidt. The artist photographers Rineke Dijkstra, Paul Graham, Thomas Struth and the photographers of the generations that followed, such as Jitka Hanzlová, Stephen Gill, Jochen Lempert, Elisabeth Neudörfl, Heidi Specker and Tobias Zielony, visualize the world with a style of photography that adheres strictly to the medium and yet is highly subjective. Max Baumann, Boris Mikhailov, Rita Ostrowskaja and Helga Paris extend the perspective with experiences of their own confrontations with different political systems, while Laura Bielau, Thomas Demand, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Wolfgang Tillmans and Jeff Wall use the documentary style of photography as a means of exemplifying the phenomena of visual perception. Many of the works are being exhibited for the very first time.“
More infos at
PHOTOGRAPHY CALLING! – sprengel-museum.com