Past Exhibitions

ComingintoFashion

A Century of Photography at Condé Nast

Steichen, Beaton, Newton, Bailey and Penn are famous today for their superb, often audacious, fashion photographs. Coming into Fashion features the work of more than eighty fashion photographers who, over the past 100 years, have risen to prominence at the legendary publisher of Vogue. But how did they first burst onto the scene? This original exhibition answers this intriguing question, focusing on the work they produced at the outset of their careers.

ManuelÁlvarezBravo

The Poetics of the Invisible

A master of vision and a thinking eye, the photographic oeuvre of Manuel Alvarez Bravo spanning over a period of eight decades could be summarized in three words: Dreams – Visions – Metaphors.

LornaSimpson

Retrospective

This is the first European museum retrospective of this American artist's critically acclaimed work, which questions identity and memory, gender and history, fact and fiction. Spanning a period of thirty years, it reveals a continuity of conceptual and performative exploration. Simpson's photo-text work, together with her film and video installations, incorporate yet simultaneously challenge photographic and moving picture genres.

HumanNature

Arno Rafael Minkkinen, 1970-2015

Throughout his nearly fifty-year career, Arno Rafael Minkkinen has created beautiful photographs of the highest order. In every one of these elegiac pictures, the artist himself is featured, most often in elemental natural settings. This richly varied body of work is the result of a solitary, disciplined process that is singular among photographic artists.

EdwardSCurtis:

Events Beyond Words

Edward S. Curtis is considered one of the world’s most famous and accomplished photographers — and justly so, given the depth and breadth of his monumental study of North America’s Native peoples and his artistry. While there have been a variety of Curtis exhibitions and publications over the years, never before has so much of his best work been presented in a single exhibition, nor investigated so closely by distinguished curators and scholars. <em>Edward S. Curtis: Events Beyond Words</em> looks at three aspects of Curtis’ life-time achievement: Curtis as a highly skilled photographer; the vast œuvre itself; and the complex man behind the camera.

StarPower

Edward Steichen's Glamour Photography

As chief photographer at Vogue and Vanity Fair between 1923 and 1937 Edward Steichen photographed the most accomplished artists of his time: actors and actresses, architects, poets, novelists, singers and composers. Garbo, Grant, Gershwin, Dietrich, Wright, Yeats, DeMille, Chevalier, and hundreds of other stars sat to be - as on subject put it - "Steichenized!";   This exhibition features one hundred rare vintage prints from the Condé Nast Archive. The vast majority are being exhibited for the first time.

LoisGreenfield

Moving Still

For more than forty years, Lois Greenfield has been without question the finest and most prolific photographer associated with the field of contemporary dance. Yet this highly-acclaimed image-maker is no conventional ‘dance photographer’. Her real concern is not the dance, but the human body in motion, and how the body can uniquely render it.

Ha-Chi Yu

EdwardS.Curtis

One Hundred Masterworks

One Hundred Masterworks is an extraordinary selection of vintage photographs by Edward S. Curtis, which highlights both iconic and previously little known images, the majority printed in Curtis’ most compelling and rare processes. The prints are among the finest examples that exist.

SacredLegacy

Edward S. Curtis and "The North American Indian"

Modern Prints

This unique photographic exhibition is being created expressly to allow powerful images of the North American Indian to be more widely exhibited and seen. Freed from the limitations imposed by sensitive vintage photographs, this exhibition will be available to communities without modern museums and in exhibition venues without sophisticated environmental controls.

SagaThe Journey of Arno Rafael Minkkinen

Photographs 1970-2005

The substantial project that Minkkinen initiated shortly before the advent of postmodernism and has sustained through the present pertains to many of the movements and issues of contemporary art and photography, among them performance art and body art, the construction of identity, and the male nude.

ChinaInsights

This exhibition brings together the work of seven photographers from mainland China: Chen Yuanzhong, Hua'Er, Jia Yuchuan, Li Nan, Yang Yankang, Yu Haibo, and Zhang Xinmin. While earning their livings as either freelance or staff photographers (or, in one case, as a freelance writer), each has undertaken the creation of a long-term documentation of one or more aspects of Chinese culture that he or she feels reflects something vital about China now - whether that is something emerging or something vanishing.

EdwardSteichen

Lives in Photography

Edward Steichen is one of the key figures in the history of photography. Beginning as a leading exponent of the 19th-century romantic movement called Pictorialism, Steichen metamorphosed rapidly into one of the leading lights of modernism. For more than half a century he occupied centre stage as the most famous living photographer, the medium’s first household name. However, until now Steichen, -- a Luxembourger by birth -- has never been the subject of a significant retrospective in Europe.

SacredLegacy

Edward S. Curtis and "The North American Indian"

Vintage Prints

This is the most diverse and wide-ranging Edward S. Curtis exhibition ever assembled. It is the first Curtis exhibition to show the extraordinary depth and breadth of Curtis' technical genius, as well as his aesthetic virtuosity. This is the first exhibition to highlight every medium and process in which Curtis worked. In addition, the exhibit includes an extensive collection of rare ephemera to complement and illuminate the photography.