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PHOTOGRAPHY

WORKS FROM THE LOUSIANA COLLECTION

17.9.2014 - 16.11.2014

This year’s presentation of the collection turned the focus on photography as an artistic medium. The works shown challenged and investigated the special relationship of photography with reality, and showed us a number of points of contact where classic genres such as landscape, portrait and architecture are reinterpreted.

Photography is still relatively young as a medium, especially in the art context. Although invented in 1839, photography was not really acknowledged as an artistic form of expression until the 1980s. Today photography stands on an equal footing with painting and drawing and has reached an age when the artists reflect over the specific conditions and premises of the medium.

The modern digitalized photograph, unlike the analog photograph, breaks down into tiny units called pixels, which can be processed more or less at will. Digitalization has made it much simpler to manipulate the image, and the convincing result fundamentally questions the idea of the photograph as an objective, neutral record of reality. Instead of documenting the subject depicted, the digital photograph enables a pictorial practice in which imagination and fiction thrive as vigorously as in other artistic media.

 

Landscapes

PER BAK JENSEN
Bryce Canyon, USA, 2000
Colour photograph

THOMAS DEMAND
Lichtung (Clearing), 2004 
Diasec mounted C-print 
Acquired with support from I.F. Lemvigh Müllers Fond

THOMAS STRUTH
Paradise 36 (New Smyrna Beach), Florida, 2007
C-print 
Acquired with funding from The Augustinus Foundation 

HIROSHI SUGIMOTO 
Union City Drive-In, Union City, 1993
Silver gelatine photograph 

Portraits

RICHARD AVEDON
Donald Keen,  coal miner, Reliance, Wyoming, August 28. 1979
Silver gelatin print mounted on aluminum 
Donation: The Richard Avedon Foundation

RICHARD AVEDON
Alfred Lester, dryland farmer, Charboneau, North Dakota, August 17. 1982
Silver gelatin print mounted on aluminum 
Acquired with funding from Museumsfonden 

ROGER BALLEN
Dresie and Casie, Twins, , Western Transvaal, 1993
Selenium toned silver gelatine print 

RINEKE DIJKSTRA
Shany, Herzliya, Israel, August 1. 2003
C-print 
Donation: Dutch Art Works

RINEKE DIJKSTRA 
Shany, Palhamin Israeli Airforce Base, Palhamin Israel, Oktober 8. 2002
C-print 
Donation: Dutch Art Works

RINEKE DIJKSTRA
Omri, Kiryat Shmonah, Israel, September 25. 2000
C-print 
Donation: Dutch Art Works

RINEKE DIJKSTRA
Omri, Givatti Brigade, Golan Heights, Israel, March 29. 2000
C-print 
Donation: Dutch Art Works

FRANCESCA WOODMAN
Self-deceit #4, Rome, Italy ,1978 
Gelatin silver estate print
Acquired with funding from The Augustinus Foundation 

FRANCESCA WOODMAN
Self-portrait talking to Vince, Providence, Rhode Island, 1975-1978 
Gelatin silver estate print
Acquired with funding from The Augustinus Foundation 

Architecture

ANDREAS GURSKY
Atlanta, 1996
C-print & Diasec 

MIRIAM BÄCKSTRÖM
Set Constructions , 1995-2000
Cibachrome on aluminum 

HILLA BECHER
Scheibengasbehälter (Gas Tanks), 1997
B/w photograph 

SHERRIE LEVINE
Cathedral 1-9, 1995
Silver gelatine print 

SHERRIE LEVINE
Cathedral 1-9, 1995
Silver gelatine print 

Artists 
on view

DOUG AITKEN
RICHARD AVEDON
ROGER BALLEN
OLAF BREUNING
THOMAS DEMAND
RINEKE DIJKSTRA
ANDREAS GURSKY
RONI HORN