With the Double Face exhibition, held in November 2008 in the Vertical Gallery of VERBUND’s headquarters, SAMMLUNG VERBUND participated for the first time in the international "Month of Photography" event, an event which takes place in parallel every autumn in Berlin, Bratislava, Moscow, Paris, Rome, Luxembourg and Vienna.
Double Face is a term for those fabrics that can be used on both sides. The Double Face exhibition in the Vertical Gallery shows aesthetic strategies of transformed subjects and thematises the interplay between the construction, diversification and fragmentation of identities. "Je est un autre" - "I is another" – Arthur Rimbaud’s famous quote on the fundamental differences within every single subject provided the motto and thematic guideline for the presented works of art.
Thus, photographs by Urs Lüthi, Birgit Jürgenssen, Francesca Woodman, Cindy Sherman, Suzy Lake, Hannah Wilke, Nan Goldin, Peter Hujar, John Stezaker and David Wojnarowicz find themselves in dialogue with the more current positions of Aneta Grzeszykowska, Annette Kelm and Laura Ribero.
31 October 2008 until 27 May 2009
Curated by Gabriele Schor
Vertical Gallery in VERBUND´s headquarters
Am Hof 6a, 1010 Vienna
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