Kunsthal KAdE presents The Dwelling Life of Man. Masterpieces by American and European photographers from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami

. October 11, 2012

Kunsthal KAdE presents The Dwelling Life of Man. Masterpieces by American and European photographers from the Martin Z. Margulies Collection, Miami on 22 September through 6 January 2013.



Gregory Crewdson (New York, USA, 1962), Untitled (Merchant’s Row), 2003, C-print, 164 x 25 cm. ©Gregory Crewdson, courtesy: White Cube

Guest curator is Frenchman Régis Durand, former Director of the Jeu de Paume and France’s Centre National de la Photographie, both in Paris. Durand’s choice of exhibits is based on a phrase from a poem by the German poet Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843), ‘Wenn in die Ferne geht der Menschen wonend Leben’. He translates this as ‘The Dwelling Life of Man’. The exhibition was on show in Spain earlier this year, at the Fundación Foto Colectania (Barcelona) and the Fundación Barrié (Coruña).

Durand’s selection spotlights photographs that expose the ‘human condition’: both the physical built environment and the people who live and work in it and the characteristic ‘signs’ that occur in that environment. Durand has selected work by a range of world-famous photographers/artists of the twentieth century, including Berenice Abbott, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Miriam Bäckström, Lewis Baltz, Herbert Bayer, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Frank Breuer, Jeff Brouws, Alain Bublex, James Casebere, Gregory Crewdson, Luc Delahaye, Thomas Demand, Mike Disfarmer, Stan Douglas, William Eggleston, Olafur Eliasson, Vkhutemas School, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Frank Gohlke, Dionisio González, Andreas Gursky, Anthony Hernandez, Lewis Hine, Roni Horn, Pieter Hugo, Tim Hyde, Isaac Julien, Amar Kanwar, Dorothea Lange, Helen Levitt, Sharon Lockhart, Ray Metzker, Lucia Moholy, Jonathan Monk, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Jackie Nickerson, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Thomas Ruff, Ed Ruscha, Anri Sala, August Sander, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth, Hannah Starkey, Joel Sternfeld, Thomas Struth, Spencer Tunick and Gillian Wearing.

Kunsthal KAdE offers a programme of exhibitions and events in the field of contemporary art, architecture, design and the general visual culture of today. The opening exhibition was ‘Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass’, an international exhibition of items on loan from around the world, featuring work by 22 artists evoking ‘parallel worlds’ based on their own imaginations and using fabulous, fairy tale imagery. – www.kunsthalkade.nl

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