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BLACK & WHITE

decoration27 Aug. 2015|17 Jan. 2016
With the exhibition Black & White, the Albertina establishes a new exhibiting format as a regular fixture of the programme: the Photographic Collection will from now on be using its recently completed Galleries for Photography to show periodically changing exhibitions selected from its approximately 100,000 photos.

Black & White will open a new series of exhibitions selected from its rich collection of approximately 100.000 photographies with the presentation of around 100 masterpieces. Visitors will have a look into the museum’s extensive photographic holdings including important treasures from the history of photography, the historical collection of the Viennese commercial arts school (Graphische Lehr und Versuchsanstalt) and the photo archive of the German photography-oriented book publisher Langewiesche. The range of works on display provide an overview of various genres such as portrait, architectural, and landscape photography while also giving insight into important photographic trends and tendencies, for example: pictorialism, with Heinrich Kühn’s fine clay studies and nudes by Rudolf Koppitz; New Objectivity, with architectural studies by Albert Renger-Patzsch and Ruth Hallensleben; 20th-century street life and documentary photography by artists like Henri Cartier-Bresson, Lisette Model, William Klein, Robert Frank, and Lee Friedlander.

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DATE
27 Aug. 2015|17 Jan. 2016
ADDRESS
Albertinaplatz 1
CITY
Vienna
( AUSTRIA )
ORGANIZED BY
Albertina (Curator: Elsy Lahner)
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