MARTINE FRANCK Von Tag zu Tag
17.02.2007 - 15.04.2007
an exhibition in cooperation with Magnum PhotosMartine Franck, born in Antwerp/Belgium, is regarded as one of the best photographers of our time. Franck’s photographic oeuvre is characterised by honesty, sincerity and respect for the people and subjects she depicts. It encompasses portraits, humanitarian reports and landscape shots and amongst them also snapshots, in the Cartier-Bresson tradition, with an enigmatic humour.In contrast to many of her Magnum colleagues Franck, who from 1970 on was married to the “photographer of the century” Henri Cartier-Bresson, does not direct her gaze towards the spectacular events of our time. She is interested in silent locations and subjects; undiscovered places and—one of the photographer’s great passions—the world of the stage. The attentive, sensitive look behind the scenes and surfaces and a sure sense of composition give her images a typical quiet but insistent presence.
Von Tag zu Tag [From Day to Day] is the Magnum photographer’s first exhibition in Austria. The show, realised with the cooperation of Magnum Photos will present around 80 black and white and colour photos, a cross-section of Franck’s work from the last three decades; landscapes from Europe, China and Jordan, portraits of artists and writers (Marc Chagall, Balthus, Michel Foucault, Paul Strand, Yves Saint-Laurent, Rudolf Nureyew, Isabelle Huppert, Peter Brook, Ariane Mnouchkine amongst others) and impressive performances of the Theatre du Soleil – a stroll through a world of images with elegance and esprit.