The New Photography. Upheaval and new beginnings 1970 –1990

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Content15 November 2019 – 9 February 2020

This collection presentation focuses on the exploration of new artistic avenues in photography during the 1970s and 1980s, both in Switzerland and internationally. The photography scene was strongly influenced by the general mood of change in contemporary art, where photography came to be used as a pure documentary medium in response to the limited lifespan of performance and conceptual art. On one side were photographers with a practical and commercial training; on the other artistic amateurs.

This exhibition takes some 30 individual works and editions and uses them to set up a fascinating dialogue between those rival approaches. The end-point of the process is innovation, as photography conquers new realms and shapes the aesthetic of new media.Supported by:Albers & Co AG

Selection of further exhibitions in: Switzerland

07.12.2019 - 09.02.2020
Kunstmuseum - Museum of Art Lucerne
Europaplatz 1
Luzern

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01.12.2019 - 24.12.2019
mdc
Spalenvorstadt 18
Basel

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30.08.2019 - 02.02.2020
07.12.2019 - 09.02.2020
Kunstmuseum - Museum of Art Lucerne
Europaplatz 1
Luzern

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13.09.2019 - 02.02.2020
30.11.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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21.03.2020 - 16.08.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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07.02.2019 - 10.05.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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05.06.2019 - 06.09.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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02.11.2019 - 26.01.2020
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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01.01.2016 - 01.01.2030
Landesmuseum Zürich
Museumstrasse 2
Zürich

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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20.09.2019 - 12.01.2020
Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
Bern

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30.11.2019 - 08.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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02.11.2019 - 26.01.2020
Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
Le Locle

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07.09.2019 - 01.03.2020
Museum Franz Gertsch
Platanenstrasse 3
Burgdorf

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The New Photography. Upheaval and new beginnings 1970 –1990 Kunsthaus Zürich Main address: Kunsthaus Zürich Heimplatz 1 8001 Zürich, Switzerland Kunsthaus Zürich Heimplatz 1 8001 Zürich, Switzerland Content15 November 2019 – 9 February 2020

This collection presentation focuses on the exploration of new artistic avenues in photography during the 1970s and 1980s, both in Switzerland and internationally. The photography scene was strongly influenced by the general mood of change in contemporary art, where photography came to be used as a pure documentary medium in response to the limited lifespan of performance and conceptual art. On one side were photographers with a practical and commercial training; on the other artistic amateurs.

This exhibition takes some 30 individual works and editions and uses them to set up a fascinating dialogue between those rival approaches. The end-point of the process is innovation, as photography conquers new realms and shapes the aesthetic of new media.Supported by:Albers & Co AG
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