Looking back in Time – Age and Ageing in Photographic Portraits

02. March 2024 - 07. July 2024

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[Translate to Englisch:] © [Translate to Englisch:] Jess T. Dugan
[Translate to Englisch:] Jess T. Dugan: Duchess Milan, 69, Los Angeles, CA, aus der Serie To Survive on this Shore © [Translate to Englisch:] Jess T. Dugan

Over 170 photographic works from more than 100 years will be brought together in this exhibition to create a multi-layered portrayal of age and ageing. The exhibited works by 18 international photographers come not only from Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur's own holdings, but are also supplemented by loans from national and international museums, galleries and estates.

Classical positions such as those of August Sander or Imogen Cunningham will be on display, while the series by Natalya Reznik or Jess T. Dugan, for example, lead into the contemporary. The works of Albrecht Fuchs, Martin Rosswog and Wilhelm Schürmann show how life circumstances and life experience are inscribed in faces and attitudes. And while John Coplans takes a look at himself and his own ageing body, Cindy Sherman reflects in the exhibited work on what the physical traces of age can mean for female role models. Long-term projects such as those by Andreas Mader, Christian Borchert, Deanna Dikeman and Larry Sultan address changes in family relationships over the course of time. Existential human experiences such as saying goodbye and death often go hand in hand with old age - aspects that are also impressively addressed in the exhibition by Daniel Schumann, for example.

With works by Christian Borchert, John Coplans, Imogen Cunningham, Deanna Dikeman, Jess T. Dugan, Albrecht Fuchs, Katja Kerstin Hock, Manfred Jade, Evi Lemberger/Maria Göckeritz, Andreas Mader, Helga Paris, Natalya Reznik, Martin Rosswog, August Sander, Cindy Sherman, Daniel Schumann, Wilhelm Schürmann and Larry Sultan.