- © CHRISTIAN TAGLIAVINI, VOYAGES EXTRAORDINAIRES, MADEMOISELLE EMILIA, 2014 (160 x 128 cm)
- © HERB RITTS, MASK (STEPHANIE SEYMOUR), HOLLYWOOD, 1989 (147 x 117 cm)
- © RALPH MECKE, SKULL, LOU DOILLON, PARIS, 2004 (175 x 140 cm)
- © ROBERT POLIDORI, AMMAN #5, VIEW FROM CITADEL, (JABAL AL QAL'A) AMMAN, JORDAN 1996 (180 x 226 cm)
- © CHRISTIAN TAGLIAVINI, 1503 LUCREZIA, 2010 (160 x 128 cm)
Starting June 27, 2015, the CWC GALLERY in Berlin is presenting the group exhibition, Breaking the Boundaries. Curated by the gallery itself, the exhibition will be on display until September 5. It includes over 30 large-format pieces of work by artists such as Gilbert & George, Alex Katz, Robert Longo, Herb Ritts, Steve Schapiro, Martin Schoeller and Christian Tagliavini. Most of the work on show comes from the CAMERA WORK AG collection.
Maximizing the picture format
Since the invention of photography, the medium challenges many artists to present their work in the largest format possible. Whether daguerrotypes, photogrammes, small format pictures, polaroids, silver gelatine prints or archival pigment prints, the technical developments of photography have always decided how large the format of a print can be.
The "Breaking the Boundaries" exhibition takes on this matter, presenting selected, large-format works by renowned artists, who enlarge the picture format as far as it can go by using different printing processes. Their intention is not to simply maximize for the fun of it: these artists see the over-sized format – which can be as much as 300 centimetres in length – as necessary for expressing their creative ideas.
Further information at: Camera Work