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The Portrait: Photography as a Stage

Luigi Gariglio: <EM>Naomi</EM>From the series <EM>Lap dancer</EM>, 2005&copy; Luigi GariglioPhoto courtesy of
Luigi Gariglio: Naomi
From the series Lap dancer, 2005
© Luigi Gariglio
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The Portrait: Photography as a Stage
VIENNA  •  Kunsthalle  •  Ongoing

Starting with Robert Mapplethorpe’s formalist studio photography, Peter Hujar’s intimate psychological pictures, and Nan Goldin’s visual diary, the exhibition explores the changes of portrait photography since 1980. Searching for beauty, authenticity, and a personal visual language, artists have since then developed an unconventional art of portraiture encompassing glamour and mise-en-scène, radical realism, snapshot, irony, and documentary objectivity. The selected works combine to form a panorama of today’s image of man, where icons of society appear next to anonymous individuals.


Roger Ballen, Tina Barney, Valérie Belin, Dirk Braeckman, Clegg & Guttmann, Andrea Cometta, Anton Corbijn, Rineke Dijkstra, Amy Elkins, JH Engström, Bernhard Fuchs, Alberto Garcia-Alix, Luigi Gariglio, Anthony Gayton, Nan Goldin, Greg Gorman, Katy Grannan, Jitka Hanzlová, Peter Hujar, Jean-Baptiste Huynh, Leo Kandl, Barbara Klemm, Gerhard Klocker, Andreas Mader, Sally Mann, Robert Mapplethorpe, Hellen van Meene, Judith Joy Ross, Thomas Ruff, Stefano Scheda, Beat Streuli, Wolfgang Tillmans

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Contact: Kunsthalle
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A-1070 Vienna
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