With Different Eyes. The Portrait in Contemporary Photography

Cat. Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln, Kunstmuseum Bonn

Exhbition catalogue, edited by Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Stephan Berg
texts (German/English) by Gabriele Conrath-Scholl, Stefan Gronert, Barbara Hofmann-Johnson, Klaus Honnef, Claudia Schubert
360 p with 280 coloured illustrations
285 × 230 mm, softcover with flaps

ISBN 978-3-86442-158-7

(out of print)

The new face of our time

In contemporary art, photography in particular, the portrait is still among the most important and repeatedly reinvented pictorial contents. Aesthetic approaches range from documentary to the staging of the icono­graphic traditions right up to the artistic preoccupation with aspects of amateur photography or abstraction as possible reflections of the theme. With this joint exhi­b­ition project, the Kunstmuseum Bonn and Die Photo­graphische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur in Cologne examine this complexity and topicality. And therefore, it is fair to say: If fifteen years ago, a book such as »How you look at it« drew the final line under the question on how closely related in terms of form visual arts and photog­raphy were, thus contributing to a positive revalu­ation of photography, then today, it is »With different eyes« that delivers a comprehensive inventory and ­definitive confirmation of the – in the meantime no ­longer deniable – dominance of photography within the artistic genre of portraiture!Künstler: 

The Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln, exhibits: Charles Fréger, Pepa Hristova, Pieter Hugo, Hiroh Kikai, Joerg Lipskoch, Francesco Neri, Mark Neville, Jerry L. Thompson, Mette Tronvoll, Albrecht Tübke

The Kunstmuseum Bonn exhibits: Ute Behrend, Katharina Bosse, Clegg & Guttmann, Dunja Evers, Jan Paul Evers, Albrecht Fuchs, Bernhard Fuchs, Jitka Hanzlovà, Uschi Huber, Jörg Paul Janka, Sabrina Jung, Dagmar Keller/Martin Wittwer, Annette Kelm, Erik Kessels, Dieter Kiessling, Jana Kölmel, Eckhard Korn, Christian Mayer, Katharina Mayer, Christopher Muller, Peter Piller, Barbara Probst, Tim Rautert, Daniela Risch, Thomas Ruff, Michael Schmidt, Daniel Schumann, Oliver Sieber, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth, Katja Stuke, Wolfgang Tillmans, Christopher Williams, Tobias Zielony

Exhibition:
The Photographische Sammlung/
SK Stiftung Kultur, Köln, 26/2– 29/5/2016
Kunstmuseum Bonn, 25/2– 8/5/2016
Kunsthalle Nürnberg and Kunsthaus im KustKulturQuartier,
13/10/16–15/1/2017