The transformation of sculpture through photography
24.01.2014 – 21.04.2014
The exhibition lens-based sculpture presented the relationship between photography and sculpture for the first time from the perspective of sculpture history. The synopsis of around 200 exhibits by more than 70 international artists shows how modern sculpture, under the impetus of photography, broke away from the millennia-old principle of the statue and transformed itself into a new artistic practice to which the whole of reality, with its manifold tactile, spatial, and medial phenomena, becomes sculptural material. The camera serves as the primary tool of sculpture, as a sketchpad and tool for translating spatial and structural renderings into mass and form.
Curated by Bogomir Ecker, Raimund Kummer, Friedemann Malsch and Herbert Molderings