Joan Fontcuberta, noted artist, curator and historian presents a new and surprising history of photography, featuring previously unknown works that expand our understanding of photography’s past and present. Photographs by Picasso, Dalí and Miró are featured alongside important commissions of Albert Renger-Patzsch, Man Ray, László Moholy-Nagy, Alexander Rodchenko and Walker Evans, and the recently re-discovered oeuvre of Ximo Berenguer who photographed the nightlife of Barcelona in the 1970’s before his tragic premature death. This is Fontcuberta’s first exhibition in Hamburg.
Joan Fontcuberta, born in Barcelona in 1955, artist, teacher, writer and curator Joan Fontcuberta is one of the most significant figures in contemporary photography. After beginning his career in advertising, he went on to teach in the faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona, as well as numerous other institutions including Harvard University. He co-founded PhotoVision magazine in 1980 and has many other publications to his name. He was named Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture in 1994, received the 1998 National Prize in Photography from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, the National Prize in Culture for Visual Arts from the Catalan Government and was last year chosen as the recipient of the Hasselblad International Award in Photography. (phototriennale press-release)
Barlach Halle K. Klosterwall 13. 20095 Hamburg
Image: Preparatory sketch for “Erotique Voilée” at Trepat’s factory, 1931. From the exhibition “Photography: Crisis of History” by Joan Fontcuberta