Every three years, ICP's curators round up some of the most interesting contemporary photography and video works from around the world. The 2013 Triennial, A Different Kind of Order, focuses on artworks created in our current moment of widespread economic, social, and political instability.
Our presentation of "Touching Reality" by Thomas Hirschhorn is the U.S. debut of an important work by a globally renown artist. During this lecture, Hirschhorn will be discussing his article "Why is it Important Today to Show and Look at Images of Destroyed Human Bodies," which provides the arguments for presenting such a difficult work.
THE ICP LECTURE SERIES A.K. Burns June 19 | Wednesday | 7 pm
LIVE PERFORMANCES Performances in the museum occur during voluntary admission hours. Nica Ross June 28 | Friday | 6 pm July 26 | Friday | 6 pm Nica Ross and her collaborators stage spectacular live-mix video performances in the museum at ICP. Nayland Blake July 12 | Friday | 7 pm Nayland Blake will perform The Residue of a Thousand Hugs in the museum in conjunction with his installation commissioned for the Triennial.
Thomas Hirschhorn, Touching Reality, 2012 (video still). Courtesy the artist; Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris; and Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York.
Nica Ross, WOAHMONE, a monthly party thrown by Nica Ross and musical partners Nath Ann Carrera and Savannah Knoop, New York, 2011. Courtesy the artist.
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Â«saying waterÂ» â A Reading by Roni Horn
Tuesday, May 14 at 7.30 p.m. Fotomuseum Winterthur
In her monologue âsaying waterâ the artist Roni Horn offers insights into her world of thoughts. She questions her own work, her spectators and herself by enwrapping her images with a series of literary allusions. Figures like Emily Dickinson, Hank Williams or Martin Heidegger refer to the enduring, to the constants that according to the artist also define water: âWater is the master verb, an act of perpetual relation.â This anniversary reading to celebrate 20 years of Fotomuseum Winterthur will take place at Bistro George, GrÃ¼zenstrasse 45, entrance fee CHF 18.- / 12.-
March 2 â May 20, 2013 Fotomuseum Winterthur (Main Gallery, Gallery, Gallery of Collections)
Architecture has always been an important platform for the frequently heated discussion of ideas and views, zeitgeist and weltanschauung, everyday life and aesthetics. Pictures speak a language of their own. They transform volume into surface; distil matter into forms and signs. Photography shapes architecture, enlarging and reducing it, heightening and shortening it, accentuating it. Photography and architecture confront us on a daily basis, often without our even noticing, and they influence how we think, act and live in subliminal and lasting ways. âConcrete â Photography and Architectureâ seeks to approach the singular and complex relationship between architecture and photography in light-hearted, narrative and dialectical ways. The exhibition is accompanied by an extensive book published by Scheidegger & Spiess. More
The Staff of Life. Aerial Photographs by Georg Gerster
15 March â 26 May 2013 Fotostiftung Schweiz
The Swiss photographer Georg Gerster (born 1928 in Winterthur) ranks as one of the worldâs most important exponents of aerial photography. Fifty years after his first photography flight, in Sudan in 1963, the Fotostiftung Schweiz in Winterthur is devoting a monographic exhibition to him. Under the heading âThe Staff of Life. Aerial Photographs by Georg Gersterâ it addresses the problem of world food, a focal point of his oeuvre. In addition to a number of iconic works, the exhibition will also contain numerous hitherto unpublished photographs. More