Fotomuseum Winterthur Presents Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography


WINTERTHUR.- Fotomuseum Winterthur presents Alexander Rodchenko: Revolution in Photography, on view from May 28th until 14 August 2011. Modernism made photography what it is. It gave it self-confidence and made it trust itself. Self-confident because photography in the 1920s recognized and developed its own possibilities and qualities: a probing vision of the world, an investigation of the visible reality from various perspectives, direct, clear, from above, below, behind, from the front, but without references to the pool of art history. Russian Constructivism is an important part of this great shift. In 1924, Alexander Rodchenko (1891–1956), already known as a painter, sculptor, and designer, conquered traditional photography with the slogan “Our duty is to experiment!” This resulted in a reconsideration of the concept and role of photography. Conceptual work