Parallel to Thomas Ruff’s exhibition, a selection of photographic and filmic works from the collection sheds light of various forms of artistic transformation. The exhibition revolves thematically around pictorial techniques, surfaces, and the shifting of visibility: from Dara Birnbaum’s video Technology Transformation. “Wonder Woman” (1978) to Akram Zaatari’s essayistic video installation “On Photography, Dispossession and Times of Struggle” (2017).
Supplemented by loans from a private collection, the exhibition layout in the Grabbe Hall highlights three aspects of photography: portraiture, technology, and archive.
With works from the collection by, among others, Ed Atkins, Dara Birnbaum, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Jürgen Klauke, Boris Mikhailov, Carsten Nicolai, Thomas Ruff, Katharina Sieverding, Thomas Struth, and Gillian Wearing.
As Guests: John Baldessari, Marcel Duchamp, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Wade Guyton, Spiros Hadjidjanos, Bruce Nauman, Seth Price, Kelley Walker, und Christopher Wool.