Jacob Holdt. Untitled, 1970-1975
For this second anniversary exhibition the British artist and photographer Paul Graham has selected photographers and photographs that are assembled in his investigation of the infinite world of potential images.
© Bieke Depoorter. Untitled, 2012
With This Infinite World Fotomuseum Winterthur presents in this anniversary year its tenth Set exhibition, which captures the 20-year history of the museum in a very special way. None other than the New York-based photographer Paul Graham was invited to curate this second anniversary exhibition following Concrete – Photography and Architecture. With 21 selected works by artists ranging from Diane Arbus to Bertien van Manen, from Lewis Baltz and Luigi Ghirri to Boris Mikhailov, Graham not only examines the creative process behind photographic works, but also questions the position of the photographer in our infinite world: “ Painters as well as writers confront a void they have to fill with their efforts, summoning from imagination and recollection faces, dialogue, imagery, characters, and even colors. But photography from the world? It seems sometimes we have the opposite, but equally difficult prospect. That we are burdened with not an empty page, but an overflowing one.”