dinsdag 28 december 2010

Labour / Arbeit the Collection and Archive of the Fotomuseum Winterthur Company & Industrial Photography

Hans Hansen
Zerlegter VW Golf, 1988
Im Auftrag der Volkswagen AG, Art Director Dietmar Meyer
64,8 x 99,7 cm

Set 7 from the Collection and Archive of the Fotomuseum Winterthur
We each relate to work in our own personal way. We may be employed or self employed; we may have just entered the workforce and have specific goals or we may be enjoying well-earned retirement.

Working to earn a living is a salient feature of bourgeois society. It defines social status and belonging, while unemployment and not working bears the menace of being ostracized. From its earliest beginnings, photography has captured how, where and under what conditions people work – not only by in-house photographers, adhering to the perspective and specifications of the management but also by freelance photographers with an open-ended, unfiltered approach to places of production and trade. In both content and motif, the exhibition “Arbeit/Labour” traces the transition from physical labour to automation and computer-aided work environments in conjunction with migratory movement across continents and through decades. In an exchange between applied and art photography, increasingly invisible work is shown to act as a sediment under various social circumstances.

The exhibition includes a selection of pictures from company archives (Haldengut, Maag, Volkart and Von Roll) on deposit at the Fotomuseum Winterthur as well as works by Richard Avedon, Joachim Brohm, Raphael Dallaporta/Ondine Millot, Joakim Eskildsen, Nicolas Faure, Peter Granser, Guido Guidi, Hans Hansen, Volker Heinze, Boris Mikhailov, Sebastião Salgado, Bruno Serralongue, Jules Spinatsch, Henrik Spohler, Joel Sternfeld, Beat Streuli, Shomei Tomatsu, Jakob Tuggener, Ad van Denderen, WassinkLundgren, Herbert Weber, Garry Winogrand and others.

Curator: Thomas Seelig. The brochure “Set 7” will be published in conjunction with the exhibition.

Open publication - Free publishing - More photography

Domestic Slavery is an interestingly designed magazine/poster collection which, with a bit of wallpaper paste, doubles as a set of exhibition prints. In Domestic Slavery Raphael Dallaporta and Ondine Millot address an often-ignored social wrong that is related to issues of human trafficking: modern slavery. Dallaporta’s cold and stark images of ordinary-looking buildings in and around Paris, are combined with Millot’s texts to become chilling portraits of hidden agony. This publication is a collaboration between Raphael Dallaporta, Kummer & Herrman and FOTODOK.

Baumwollpflückerinnen in Berar, Indien, ca. 1910
19 x 23.4 cm

Swissair Photo + Vermessungen AG
Maag-Areal & Hardbrücke, 1977
20.2 x 25.4 cm

Boris Mikhailov
Aus: At Dusk (Die Dämmerung), 1993
ca. 12.5 x 29.5 cm

Tina Hage
Detail aus Universal Pattern II(Universelles Muster), 2008
102 x 124 cm

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