Elliott Erwitt. Retrospective
14.06.-30.09.12The photographer Elliott Erwitt delights in focussing his gift of observation on animals as well as humans – and, especially, on all-too-human situations. In his often humorous photos, he combines irony with insight, lightness with profundity. This comprehensive retrospective presents a highly active and versatile photographer who has also been called the “Woody Allen of photography”.
Head 2 Head. Politics and the Public Image
08.03.-03.06.12Politicians wrestle with crises as well as with their own public images. By presenting themselves effectively to the public, they hope to gain the voters’ trust and retain political power. However, the importance of political leaders in comparison with the CEOs of multinational corporations – which often have turnovers higher than the budgets of entire nations – is, on the whole, diminishing.
Henri Cartier-Bresson. The Compass in the Eye
17.11.11-26.02.12The photographer, artist and film director Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908–2004) was a widely travelled, cosmopolitan observer of world events. Even during his lifetime, Henri Cartier-Bresson, more than any other 20th-century photographer, was regarded as the personification of modern photography.