Kunststiftung DZ BANK | Friday, 28.06. – Saturday, 28.09.2024

Exhibition in Frankfurt: A Show of Affection – Collection Constellation 2

After Fotomuseum Winterthur showed A Show of Affection – Collection Constellation 1 in Winterthur, the exhibition will be presented in a slightly adapted form under the title Collection Constellation 2 at Kunststiftung DZ BANK in Frankfurt, Germany. Like the first edition, this exhibition also provides an insight into the museum’s collecting activities by presenting exemplary works from the collection. On display are works by a total of 16 different photographers and artists, a mix of well-known names and new discoveries.

The non-linear way in which the exhibition is presented highlights the fact that the (progressive) development of a collection is influenced by a variety of different factors. These include the exhibition programme, thematic focuses, curatorial interests, social issues and photography’s own process of evolution as a medium and body of practices. The exhibition homes in on the collection’s idiosyncrasies, distinctive qualities and thematic focuses, while also scrutinising museum collecting practices per se. Additionally, this probing of the collection looks at gaps and lacunae that are made apparent by the museum’s critical self-assessment and at works that are institutionally challenging. A Show of Affection – Collection Constellation 2 offers an alternative to the classical collection exhibition and is, not least, an expression of an institutional approach: Fotomuseum Winterthur is eminently (self-)critical – and yet still has a sense of affection for its own collection.

With works by: Diane Arbus, Lewis Baltz, Tina Barney, Hannah Collins, Anna Ehrenstein, Matthias Gabi, Nan Goldin, Roc Herms, Roni Horn, Zoe Leonard, Marc Lee, Mark Morrisroe, Frida Orupabo, Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson and John Yuyi.

Admission to the exhibition is free of charge. The opening will take place on 27.06.2024.

About the collection of Fotomuseum Winterthur

The collection of Fotomuseum Winterthur comprises international artistic positions that have close historical and institutional links with the museum’s exhibition programme. It includes around 9,000 photographic objects – photographs, documents, installative works and moving images. The collection’s earliest works date from the 1960s and its most recent belong to the immediate present. It contains works not only by internationally renowned photographers – such as Sophie Calle, Robert Frank, Nan Goldin, Boris Mikhailov and Dayanita Singh – but also by a young generation of interdisciplinary artists like Laia Abril, Anna Ehrenstein and John Yuyi, while including vernacular photography too. It has five principal areas of emphasis: documentary-narrative photography; conceptual photography and artistic photography with a focus on media analysis; post-photographic works that challenge, reflect on and extend the various forms of the photographic in the context of digital image practices and technologies; works by young photographers; and ephemeral works and print objects such as brochures, pamphlets, posters and postcards.