Past exhibition

On Horizons – Set 8 from the Collection of the Fotomuseum Winterthur

03.09.2011–20.05.2012

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The photographic gaze into the horizon is a mirror for internal and external states and produces artistic interpretations and commentaries. As in other artistic genres, landscape in photography is interpreted through political and private gazes and the results go far beyond purely aesthetic experiences. Assembled from the collection of Fotomuseum Winterthur, this exhibition shows how photographers since the mid-1960s have approached their imagery from a range of analytical and emotional standpoints. Following the groundbreaking 1975 exhibition New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, for a long time it seemed that the image of landscape had lost its natural innocence and that civilisation would shape our notion of the natural world in the future as well. Nevertheless – or perhaps precisely because of this – artists and photographers have reacted with ever new interpretations of this ideological intervention, thereby advancing the history of the genre.

With works by Caroline Bachmann/Stefan Banz, Lewis Baltz, Balthasar Burkhard, Reto Camenisch, Gintaras Didžiapetris, Dick Duyves, Hans-Peter Feldmann, Peter Fischli/David Weiss, Thomas Flechtner, Robert Frank, Dunja Evers, Luigi Ghirri, John Gossage, Guido Guidi, Robert Häusser, Dominik Hodel, Roni Horn, Axel Hütte, Jan Jedlicka, Claudio Moser, Bruce Nauman, Igor Savchenko, Christian Schwager, Yoshiko Seino, Shomei Tomatsu, Garry Winogrand, and Andreas Züst.

The exhibition was curated by Thomas Seelig.

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