Upcoming exhibition

Women War Photographers

29.02.–24.05.2020

Friday, 28.02.2020, from 18:00
Opening and aperitif

The exhibition Women War Photographers presents the work of eight women war photographers spanning the last eighty years: from records of the conflicts that raged in Europe in the 1930s and 1940s to the most recent warfare around the world. The photographers’ approach to their subjects shifts between a stance of objective distance and sympathetic engagement, interspersed at times by reflections on the discourse surrounding images of war. On display are photographs by Carolyn Cole (b. 1961), Françoise Demulder (1947–2008), Catherine Leroy (1944–2006), Susan Meiselas (b. 1948), Lee Miller (1907–1977), Anja Niedringhaus (1965–2014), Christine Spengler (b. 1945) and Gerda Taro (1910–1937). Winterthur is the second venue to present the exhibition after the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf. It is curated by Anne-Marie Beckmann and Felicity Korn and adapted for Fotomuseum Winterthur by Nadine Wietlisbach.

Carolyn Cole, An image of Saddam Hussein, riddled with bullet holes, is painted over by Salem Yuel. Symbols of the leader disappeared quickly throughout Baghdad soon after US troops arrived in the city and took control. Baghdad, Iraq, 2003. © Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times

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Claudia Andujar

06.06.–23.08.2020

Friday, 05.06.2020, from 18:00
Opening and aperitif

São Paulo–based photographer Claudia Andujar (b. 1931, in Neuchâtel, CH) has dedicated over four decades of her work to the Yanomami, an indigenous tribe living in the Amazon region in the northern part of Brazil. In the 1970s, when the Yanomami’s local habitat found itself exposed to severe external threats, the photographer turned to activism and from that point on devoted her life and work to campaigning for the tribe’s legal rights. The exhibition reflects the two indivisible aspects of Andujar’s work: the aesthetic and the political. Her experimental approach to different colour techniques and to classical black-and-white portrait photography is a radical departure from the documentary style of her contemporaries. Andujar’s work will be shown in a museum in Switzerland for the first time: the exhibition is curated by Thyago Nogueira and planned as an international cooperation with the Moreira Salles Institute in Rio de Janeiro, the Fondation Cartier in Paris and the Fundación MAPFRE in Madrid.

Claudia Andujar, Yanomami in the construction work of the North Perimeter Highway, Roraima State, Brazil, 1975

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Street. Life. Photography – Seven Decades of Street Photography

05.09.2020–10.01.2021

Friday, 04.09.2020, from 18:00
Opening and aperitif

The exhibition Street. Life. Photography presents one of the most exciting photographic themes of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries: street photography. It will include contemporary as well as classic international works from the last seven decades by photographers like Diane Arbus, Robert Frank and Joel Meyerowitz. Showing both historical and contemporary positions in parallel allows visitors to track some of the key aesthetic developments in street photography. Kaleidoscopically arranged, the seven sections of the exhibition illuminate some of the main themes of street photography – street life, crashes, public transfer, urban space, lines and signs, anonymity and alienation – with newly created contexts opening up intriguing and sometimes bizarre connections. The show is curated by Sabine Schnakenberg (Deichtorhallen Hamburg) and adapted for its run in Winterthur by Nadine Wietlisbach.

Natan Dvir, Juicy Couture 01, Coming Soon, 2008-2014. © Natan Dvir

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