Katharina Sieverding: Close Up

Katharina Sieverding: Close Up

PS1 MoMa, October 24, 2004 – January 23, 2005

Sieverding firmly believes that the responsibility of the artist is to act as a politically engaged being, absorbing, synthesizing, and commenting on the rapid advancement of our technology-driven age. Sieverding’s choice to focus on photography justifiably brings to light questions about the medium’s attempt to document, reproduce and represent. Her oeuvre includes monumental photographic portraits that appropriate the scale of movie screens and billboards, while their abstract forms- the result of manipulation during the developing process – create images that transcend race, gender, and age. Her photographic works are endowed with a symbolic sense of presence and the ability to command a space, and thus embody a simultaneous commitment to the observer and the observed.

More info about the exhibition https://www.moma.org/calendar/exhibitions/4830