Black and white photo: Woman with lace over her eyes

Faces. The Power of the Human Visage

Starting from Helmar Lerski’s outstanding photo series "Metamorphose – Verwandlungen durch Licht (Metamorphosis through Light)" (1935/36), the exhibition "Faces" presents portraits from the period of the Weimar Republic.

The 1920s and ’30s saw photographers radically renew the conventional understanding of the classic portrait: their aim was no longer to represent an individual’s personality; instead, they conceived of the face as material to be staged according to their own ideas. In this, the photographed face became a locus for dealing with avant-garde aesthetic ideas as well as interwar-period social developments. And it was thus that modernist experiments, the relationship between individual and general type, feminist roll-playing, and political ideologies collided in—and thereby expanded—the general understanding of portrait photography.

Venue

Albertina

Albertinaplatz 1
1010 Wien
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Current Dates

  • Mon. 03 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 04 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 05 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 06 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 07 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 08 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 09 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 10 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 11 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 12 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
All dates

All Dates

May

  • Thu. 13 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 14 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 15 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 16 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 17 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tue. 18 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wed. 19 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Thu. 20 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Fri. 21 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Sat. 22 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Sun. 23 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Mon. 24 May 2021, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.