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GERMANY / Köln: Do­ing the Doc­u­ment

until Sunday January 06 2019

Museum Ludwig
T : +49 !0)221 221 24 114
D-50667 Köln

Diane Ar­bus, Walk­er Evans, Lee Fried­lan­der, Au­gust San­der, Ta­ta Ronkholz, Al­bert Renger-Patzsch, Pi­et Zwart, and twelve other pho­to­g­ra­phers all share a doc­u­men­tary and ar­tis­tic ap­proach, which will be pre­sent­ed and si­mul­ta­ne­ous­ly ques­tioned in Do­ing the Doc­u­ment. Where does the doc­u­ment end and the ar­tis­tic ges­ture be­gin? This is a ques­tion that must be rene­go­ti­at­ed in th­ese post-fac­tu­al times amid the in­creas­ing aes­theti­ciza­tion of archi­val and doc­u­men­tary ma­te­rials in con­tem­po­rary art.&nb­sp;The ex­hi­bi­tion is the re­sult of a do­na­tion of more than 200 works by Ger­man and Amer­i­can pho­to­g­ra­phers from the Barten­bach fam­i­ly of Cologne, which re­cent­ly ex­pand­ed our col­lec­tion con­sid­er­ab­ly.