Guided tour: my private world

with Collection Director Gabriele Schor

Guided tour: my private world

Date

19.11.2014

Time

18:00

Category

Talk

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SAMMLUNG VERBUND

Am Hof 6a
1010 Vienna

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Registration is required: T +43 (0) 503 13 50044 or E sammlung@verbund.com

The exhibition “my private world” brings together 20 artists from three generations who examine the phenomenon of privateness between the intimate and the public. Photography began to focus on private life in the 1960s as an act of revolt against the idealized image of the family sphere in the post-war period. In the 1970s, Peter Hujar and Nan Goldin documented the New York art scene as a world of upheaval. A decade later, Tom Burr examined the significance of space to privateness with his series of public toilets. The youngest generation looks behind the curtain of illusion. Laura Ribero relocates scenes from the daily routine at an upper-class home to a film studio; Iranian photographer Tahmineh Monzavi documents tailors’ workshops in Tehran where wedding dresses are sewn by men, and thereby contrasts a male-dominated world of work with the idealized image of marriage.

In German