Blow Up, the movie produced by Michelangelo Antonioni in 1966, has become part of film history – but also part of the history of photography. Virtually no other movie has ever tried to explore the great diversity of photographic genres in such depth and in such a timeless manner. The whole photographic spectrum is covered, ranging from fashion, social reportage and pop art, all the way to abstract photography.
The Blow Up exhibition shows this diversity in five large chapters, using film sequences to make the connection in form and content to Antonioni's masterpiece. In addition to still film frames that explain the storyline through a few photographic images, the exhibition also presents pieces that were actually part of Blow Up the movie, as well as pictures by David Bailey, Terence Donovan, Richard Hamilton, Don McCullin and Ian Stephenson, that focus on the exciting vibe in London in the swinging sixties.
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