Here’s the intro to the exhibition, at least what SMAK has to say about it.
As part of its focus series on the artists in the collection, the S.M.A.K. is organising an exhibition of works by Thomas Ruff (Zell am Harmersbach, Germany, 1958). As the leading figure in the Dusseldorf school of photography, Ruff is best known for his series of staged and generic portraits. The S.M.A.K. exhibition concentrates on the pivotal change affecting photography over the last 30 years: the gradual disappearance of light in the transition from analogue to digital photography. Starting with Ruff’s ‘Photograms’ (2012 to the present-day) – a simulation of this historical genre – the exhibition includes amongst others ‘Sterne’ (1989-1992), ‘Nächte’ (1992-1996) and his first series, ‘Interieurs’ (1979-1983). Technical considerations, rendered in images of stars at night, infrared shots of city suburbs and domestic still lives, construct a political and social perspective of the status of images.
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Be prepared, this is not a nice cultural visit.
This is entering a world, not so long ago, where people were imprisoned, tortured and butchered when they didn’t fit in. But this is an essential and recommended visit if you care about your fellow human being and belief in human rights.
This is also a warning : this could happen again, sooner than you think, if we are not careful.