28 October 2022 to 19 February 2023
The Phenomenon Großmann Encounters Artistic Photography
Museum für Neue Kunst
Illustration, printmaking and painting encounter photography, Modernism engages with contemporary art: born in Freiburg, Rudolf Großmann’s (1882–1941) tools were paper, pen, pencil, needle and brush. In his capacity as a journalist, he published countless texts and illustrations. He is still little known nowadays. In order to revisit his work in a new light, the exhibition places it side by side with contemporary artistic photography. What parallels and differences emerge? And how do our habitual ways of seeing play a role in this regard? Photography’s technically-determined gaze decisively shapes our image of the world today. But how did it influence Großmann’s way of seeing?
Various works by Großmann from the Museum für Neue Kunst’s collection, as well as loans from his estate and the Morat-Institut, enter into a stimulating dialogue with artistic photographs from the renowned collection of the Kunststiftung DZ BANK.
Rudolf Großmann encounters:
Viktoria Binschtok | Pietro Donzelli | VALIE EXPORT u. Peter Weibel | Arno Fischer | Gisèle Freund | Nan Goldin | Beate Gütschow | Sven Johne | Barbara Klemm | Lilly Lulay | Will McBride | Simone Nieweg | Angelika Platen | Barbara Probst | Jörg Sasse | Beat Streuli | Wolfgang Tillmans | Ulrich Wüst