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Forever in the Moment

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From 26 September 2018 to 1 April 2019, the me Collectors Room in Berlin presents the group exhibition The Moment is Eternity – comprising some 300 images and artworks by around 60 acclaimed artists. At the heart of the selection are photographs from the Olbricht Collection. They are displayed in dialogue with other visual artworks from the collection, as well as objects from the unique Olbricht Wunderkammer collection of artefacts.

Transience is one of the key themes of the Olbricht Collection. And what art form could be better suited to addressing questions of time and history, than the medium of photography? The ability to lend duration to the moment is, after all, one of its most defining properties.

Photographic vision is comparative vision: the show’s curator, Annette Kicken, used her personal, comparative perspective to examine the diverse Olbricht Collection, identifying correlations and analogies between different motifs, subject matters, gestures and artefacts. The selected exhibits demonstrate how even the most divergent works can enter into a relationship with one another – it’s just a matter of recognising the right moment.

Among the represented artists are: Diane Arbus, Tina Barney, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson,  Rineke Dijkstra, Robert Doisneau, William Eggleston, Ed van der Elsken, Elger Esser, Louis Faurer, Lee Friedlander, Paul Graham, Jitka Hanzlová, Herbert Hoffmann, Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Robert Mapplethorpe, Lisette Model, Helmut Newton, Nicholas Nixon, Elizabeth Peyton, Gerhard Richter, August Sander, Cindy Sherman, Giorgio Sommer, Otto Steinert, Bert Stern, Juergen Teller, and Wolfgang Tillmans.

More information: me Collectors Room Berlin

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