|The first exhibition from the photography collection in the new premises of the Fotomuseum Winterthur. |
Cold Play illustrates the way in which photography alternates between the document and the pictorial image. Over the past twenty years, photography has developed into a leading medium of artistic production based on the paradoxical dovetailing of realistic depiction on the one hand and the use of theatrical and scenographic means on the other. Starting with the pronouncedly photographic work of the 1960s, 70s and 80s with photographs by Lewis Baltz, Larry Clark and Hans Danuser, the range of Cold Play extends as far as contemporary work that highlights the disquieting, almost cynical state of our society in photographs of public and private life, politics, the economy and science.
VB 31 Performance, 1998
C-Print, 100 x 150 cm
© Vanessa Beecroft
Photo courtesy of Fotomuseum Winterthur
Cold Play combines single pictures and groups by the following photographers: Lewis Baltz, Vanessa Beecroft, Daniele Buetti, Larry Clark, Clegg&Guttmann, Hans Danuser, Katrin Freisager, Paul Graham, Annika von Hausswolff, Liza May Post, Thomas Ruff and others.
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