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09.03.2011

 

The photographic experiments of André Kertész - a poetically engaging retrospective at Fotomuseum Winterthur

Curtain up for André Kertész! The ‘photographic poet’ loved experimenting with light and shadow and recognised the poetic in the banal. It took a while for the artist’s poetic-experimental photography to enter the annals of photography, however now that he has been given a space to settle in, he has certainly added to the development of the visual language in terms of creativity.

André Kertész was born in Budapest, 1894 and died in New York, 1985. He was a great influence on many photography legends such as Henri Cartier-Bresson and a pioneer in documentary photography. His photographic style is just as cutting edge and refreshing today as when he first released the shutter.

The retrospective was organised by Jeu de Paume in Paris in collaboration with Fotomuseum Winterthur. With 250 photographs and magazine contributions on show, the exhibition provides an extensive overview of his work.

If you can’t make it to the show, you’ll be pleased to discover that HATJE CANTZ has published the accompanying exhibition catalogue (André Kertész, ed. Michel Frizot and Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq, 360 pages, bound, 260 x 320mm, 544 colour images). It is a definite must have for the book shelf.


André Kertész - Retrospective
26.02.-15.05.2011
Fotomuseum Winterthur


FOTOMUSEUM WINTERTHUR : Retrospective by Andre Kertesz

FOTOMUSEUM WINTERTHUR : Retrospective by Andre Kertesz

FOTOMUSEUM WINTERTHUR : Retrospective by Andre Kertesz

FOTOMUSEUM WINTERTHUR : Retrospective by Andre Kertesz

FOTOMUSEUM WINTERTHUR : Retrospective by Andre Kertesz

FOTOMUSEUM WINTERTHUR : Retrospective by Andre Kertesz