Alec Soth. Photography Is A Language
KUNST HAUS WIEN invites to the opening of the exhibition Alec Soth. Photography Is A Language on Wednesday, 26 February 2020 at 7 p.m.
Speeches at the opening:
Bettina Leidl, Director KUNST HAUS WIEN
Verena Kaspar-Eisert, Curator
Kurt Gollowitzer, Managing Director Wien Holding
The artist is present.
Party time afterwards
The American Magnum photographer Alec Soth (born 1969 in Minneapolis) became world famous with his subtle photo series that show subjective portraits of American life. His work stands in the tradition of American "On-the-Road Photography" and is borrowed from Walker Evans, Robert Frank and Stephen Shore. His road trips take him to suburban and rural areas of the USA, where he captures people and situations with a great deal of poetry and melancholy. Soth is interested in the broad middle class outside the metropolises as well as people on the fringes of society. His personal exhibition at KUNST HAUS WIEN is an Austrian premiere: Soth's most famous series Sleeping by the Mississippi (2004), Niagara (2006), Broken Manual (2010) and Songbook (2014) will be shown, as will his most recent work I Know How Furiously Your Heart Is Beating (2019).
From 20:00 to 20:30 the artist will sign his publications in the KUNST HAUS WIEN Shop.
Duration of exhibition: 27 February - 16 August 2020