The Rosenheim City Museum currently presents the exhibition ‘Human Beings – Portrait Photography from the SpallArt Collection’, continuing until 10 March 2019.
In our modern era of omnipresent selfies, the exhibition ‘Menschenkinder’ (Human Beings) places a specific focus on portrait photography as an art form and means of (self)expression. The showcase, which continues at the Rosenheim City Museum until 10 March 2019, was created in collaboration with the private ‘SpallArt’ photography collection.
Driven by a fascination for the power of photography to contort, negate and question our perceptions of reality, art collector Andra Spallart has been building up her contemporary photography collection since the mid-1980s, with a primary focus on works by Austrian artists. Today, the SpallArt Collection encompasses more than 2,200 images. A central focal point of the collection, which now forms the basis for this exhibition, is the theme of human beings caught between a state of longing, delusion, and everyday life in connection with our continual quest for beauty and its illusory manifestations. The represented artists include Bernhard Hosa, Fritz Simak, Irene Andessner, Katharine Cooper, and many more.
The exhibition is accompanied by a number of supporting events, such as the screening of the documentary film ‘Finding Vivian Maier’ on 18 January at 19:00. Created by Charlie Siskel, John Maloof and Mary Ellen Mark, the film retraces the incredible story of the New York childminder who posthumously became one of the most famous street photographers of the twentieth century.