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From April 10 to July 5, 2015, the Folkwang Museum in Essen is presenting "Conflict, Time, Photography". The exhibition is the result of a collaboration between the Tate Modern, London, the Folkwang Museum, Essen and the State Art Collection, Dresden. After its initial display is London, it is now being presented to the German public.

"Conflict, Time, Photography" takes an equal look at the events of both World Wars as well as more recent conflicts, by means of photographic reportages and artistic works; at the same time, it does not attempt to be a photo or media history of war. The particularity of the exhibition is that it does not centre on chronological documentation but on single war-time events.

The order of the pieces in the exhibition is rather surprising, as it is based solely on the temporal distance to the event the photographers and artists make reference to. The focus lies on the photographic-artistic coverage of war and violence, moments, days, weeks or decades after the event. The artists involved include, among others, Nobuyoshi Araki, René Burri, Emeric Lhuisset, August Sander and Stephen Shore.

Further information on the exhibition is available at: Museum Folkwang

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