This collection presentation focuses on the exploration of new artistic avenues in photography during the 1970s and 1980s, both in Switzerland and internationally.

About the exhibition

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CHF 16.– / CHF 11.– (concessions and groups)
Free admission for members members and children and young people under the age of 17.

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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.

Curator: Joachim Sieber

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Image above:

David Hockney, Gregory & Shinro on the Train, 1983, Kunsthaus Zürich, © David Hockney

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