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    WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie
  • 327_Diane Arbus_Blaze Starr Backstage_Md. 1964_C_The Estate of Diane Arbus Diane Arbus, Blaze Starr Backstage, Md. 1964 © The Estate of Diane Arbus
  • 327_Lisette Model_Singer at the Metropole Café_1946_C_Estate of Lisette Model Lisette Model, Singer at the Metropole Café, 1946 © Estate of Lisette Model
  • 327_Nan Goldin_Jimmy Paulette and Tabboo! in the bathroom_1991_C_Nan Goldin Nan Goldin, Jimmy Paulette and Tabboo! in the bathroom, 1991 © Nan Goldin

Lisette Model (1901–1983), Diane Arbus (1923–1971) and Nan Goldin (*1953): WestLicht presents three great American photographers whose images radically expanded contemporary perspectives on society to include the other, the extraordinary, the margins and the eccentric. Over three generations, starting with the Viennese-born Model, they formulated the dialogue between photographer and subject anew, each in her own way, combining documentary and subjective elements. Their personal view of humanity and its disparate realities of life, their approach to the existential, and their use of photography as a medium went hand in hand with their critique of existing norms, vigorously questioning cultural and aesthetic convention. Their works are as much expressions of their times and the different milieus they moved in, as they are tributes to the plurality of being itself.

Exhibition run: 06.12.2018 – 24.03.2019
Opening: 05.12.2018, 18:00 Uhr

Curators: Gerald A. Matt und Rebekka Reuter
Photographers: Lisette Model, Diane Arbus, Nan Goldin

WestLicht. Schauplatz für Fotografie
Westbahnstraße 40, 1070 Wien
T +43 1 522 66 36 60
Tue, Wed and Fri 2–7 p.m., Thu 2–9 p.m., Sat, Sun, Hol 11 a.m.–7p.m.
Entrance 8 Euro
Reduced 5 Euro
Adolescents up to 18 years 3 Euro
Children under 6 years free

21.03.2019, 6:30 p.m.: Tour (GER)