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Andrea Robbins / Max Becher

Displacements

March 18 – May 16, 2016

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Andrea Robbins and Max Becher (born 1963 in Boston and 1964 in Düsseldorf, respectively, living in New York) investigate the effects of the global migration of people and cultures and examine clichés and arbitrary stereotypes as well as isolated cultures far off from mainstream descriptions of cultural history. Their photography series, which are accompanied by short texts, continue to deliver highly revealing visual facts, yet are never journalistic. Much rather, they generate impressive images that provoke an intensive type of perception of pictures, in which the viewer ‘reads’ the image in close examination.
The Robbins/Becher lifework combines the artistic tradition of documentary photography with a conceptual approach that is critical of society. In this, their position readily fits into the Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen’s exhibition series, which deal with the conceptual and vivid qualities of serial and project-oriented photography.  
The exhibition features a survey of the artists’ work of the past 25 years. It will subsequently be on display in the Fundación ICO in Madrid.

Exhibition opening: Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 7 p.m.

Sponsored by:
The Art Foundation North Rhine-Westphalia


Opening hours

Daily
Thursday
Monday
Open on holidays

11 - 6
11 - 8
closed


Admission

Adults
Reduced

5.90 €
4.60 €

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Information

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
Unteres Schloss 1
57072 Siegen

Phone:
+49 (0) 271 405 77 0
Fax:
+49 (0) 271 405 77 32
E-Mail:
info@mgk-siegen.de


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