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The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture 1839 to Toda

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The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture 1839 to Toda

Time: March 1, 2011 to May 15, 2011
Location: Museum Kunsthaus Zürich
Street: Heimplatz 1
City/Town: CH–8001 Zurich
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Phone: +41 (0)44 253 84 84
Event Type: exhibition
Organized By: Museum Kunsthaus Zürich
Latest Activity: Mar 1, 2011

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'The Original Copy: Photography of Sculpture 1839 to Today' offers a critical assessment of the aesthetic and theoretical intersections of photography and sculpture, with special attention paid to how the one medium is implicated in the creative interpretation of the other. Presented are prints of famous photographers and groundbreaking artists who used this medium in a creative and original way for their three-dimensional works: Eugène Atget, Hans Bellmer, Herbert Bayer, Constantin Brancusi, Brassaï, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Claude Cahun, Marcel Duchamp, Peter Fischli and David Weiss, Robert Frank, David Goldblatt, Hannah Höch, André Kertész, Man Ray, Bruce Nauman, Gillian Wearing, Hannah Wilke, Iwao Yamawaki and many others.

With approximately 300 exceptional photographs by more than 100 artists this exhibition spans the period from the 19th century to the present and focuses mainly on  showcasing the possibilities of photography to influence our understanding of sculpture whilst simultaneously challenging it.

The exhibition is organized by The Museum of Modern Art, New York and is traveling under the auspices of The International Council of The Museum of Modern Art.

Under the patronage of the UniversityHospital Zurich for the 50th anniversary of its cardiac surgery ward.


Photo:  Bruce Nauman, Waxing Hot, from the portfolio 'Eleven Color Photographs', 1966 – 67 / 1970 / 2007
Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago
Gerald S. Elliott Collection
© 2010 ProLitteris, Zurich

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