05-08-2015

Street Photography with a retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz

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Photography is a real craze in many of the art exhibitions around the world this year.



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Street Photography with a retrospective of Joel Meyerowitz Photography is a real craze in many of the art exhibitions around the world this year. KUNST HAUS WIEN proposes “Joel Meyerowitz. Retrospektive”, featuring over 200 works by the New York photographer and artist who was a pioneer of colour photography and one of the originators of Street Photography.



Along with William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz was one of the major representatives of the US New Color Photography movement in the 1960s-'70s. Meyerowitz was born in New York, and his photography - including the famous series “From a Moving Car” (1968) and “Cape Light” (1978) had a major influence on future generations through his way of capturing the relationship between object, light and time.





The exhibition at KUNST HAUS WIEN showcases 200 photos taken by Joel Meyerowitz, giving a broad overview of his work, starting from the '60s when the young artist met Robert Frank and decided to devote himself to chronicling life on the streets of the Big Apple, and continuing through to the '70s when he opted for colour photography





Some of the portraits and more recent works of Meyerowitz are also included, where he focuses on nature within a landscape marked by the presence of humans (“Legacy” in 2006) or photos that depict the clean-up of “Ground Zero”.
The American photographer has been living in Tuscany for two years, and there discovered a love for “Still Life” where he immortalises shapes and materials of objects unknown to most of us.



“Joel Meyerowitz. Retrospektive” by KUNST HAUS WIEN in cooperation with NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is the go-to exhibition for photography buffs passing through Vienna - it's open until 1 November 2015.

Christiane Bürklein

The “Joel Meyerowitz. Retrospektive” exhibition
KUNST HAUS WIEN in cooperation with NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
From 17 July to 1 November 2015
Links: http://www.kunsthauswien.com/en/exhibitions/current
Images: © Joel Meyerwitz – exhibition photos:: © KUNST HAUS WIEN, Eva Kelety

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