Galerie Hubert Winter

Francesca Woodman
14. November – 20. December 2014
Irgend etwas, von dem er sich später fragte, ob es nicht einfach seine Jugend war, etwas, das bis jetzt auf ihm gelastet hatte, löste sich da von ihm ab, so wie ein Felsbrocken langsam zum Meer hinab stürzt und in der Gischt verschwindet.
Die letzten Zeilen. In: Patrick Modiano, Eine Jugend. Dt.v.Peter Handke. Ffm, Suhrkamp, 1985.

The American photographer Francesca Woodman (1958-1981) was long regarded as an insider tip. This understanding changed with the comprehensive retrospective of her work shown first at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2011/2012 and after at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, in 2012.

Woodman`s self-staging proves her extensive familiarity with the formal and iconographic traditions of art history. Using selected props and meticulously composing her pictorial arrangements, she evokes associations with classical mythological subjects, the visual language of Surrealism, and the works of earlier artists like Claude Cahun. Francesca Woodman`s intimate photographs unfold a sensual world of a psychological experience that is now an inspiration for numerous contemporary artists.

Already in 2012 the gallery presented an impressive synopsis of works by Francesca Woodman and Birgit Jürgenssen at Art Basel.
The upcoming exhibition with about 40 works, including also vintage prints, will show a wide-ranging overview of Francesca Woodman´s oeuvre.