A “personal digital assistant” leads you through the exhibition and enriches the tour with extras such as videos, photos, music and interviews.
“Americans”, named after the legendary publication by Robert Frank, shows, in 13 series of photographic images, the crises and changes in US society since the 1940’s. The photographies have nothing familiar with the ideology of the “Family of Man”, their diagnostic character far more lays open the wounds of this society and inscribes a history of mental revolution. At exactly the point in time when USA’s hegemonic endeavours are coming under critical cross-fire this exhibition is an important contribution to an anti-ideological discourse.
Curator: Peter Weiermair
Diane Arbus, Richard Avedon, Larry Clark, Bruce Davidson, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Peter Hujar, Helen Levitt, Ryan McGinley, Gordon Parks, Rosalind Solomon, Ed Templeton, Burk Uzzle.
Guided tours: every Sunday 4 pm