"Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Present." (Guggenheim Museum, SoHo, New York, New York)
Corris, Michael, Artforum International
In post World War II Germany, the green shoots of an "invisible college" of photographically inspired practices appear to have sprouted largely around three personalities associated with the Dusseldorf Kunstakademie: Joseph Beuys, and Bernd and Hilla Becher. Or at least this is the logical conclusion to be drawn from this survey exhibition. Gary Garrels, Senior Curator of the Walker Art Center, where this show originated, has undoubtedly organized an impressive exhibition. As Garrels correctly points out in his introductory essay, "The photographic medium came to be recognized as having enormous physical and conceptual capacities that could touch on and expand the potential of other media …
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Publication information: Article title: "Photography in Contemporary German Art: 1960 to the Present." (Guggenheim Museum, SoHo, New York, New York). Contributors: Corris, Michael - Author. Magazine title: Artforum International. Volume: 32. Issue: 2 Publication date: October 1993. Page number: 95+. © 1999 Artforum International Magazine, Inc. COPYRIGHT 1993 Gale Group.
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