08 Mar - 08 May 2011
March 8 – May 8, 2011
One of the preferred subjects of photo artists since the 1960s has been to explore their own role as artists. The exhibition on the first floor of Marta Herford will present a well-considered selection of about 100 photographs by Valie Export, Aino Kannisto, Elke Krystufek, Jürgen Klauke, Martin Liebscher, Christopher Makos, Rudolf Schwarzkogler and Cindy Sherman. The theme connecting them all is self-scrutiny and ambivalence, the discovery of the subjective world of expression in strange poses and social exclusion staged in front of the camera. Especially the works by Schwarzkogler, Export and Klauke place the real and symbolic vulnerability of the body, the exploration of existing social taboos and the blurred boundaries between gender and identity in the center of their works.