Drawn from a private collection, this show
of photographs from 1964 to 1989 homes
in on what conceptual art means in photography.
Born in the 1960s and '70s, conceptual art met
its media match when used by the photographic
medium. Here, the works on display range from
depictions of performance events by Rudolf
Schwarzkogler, Charlotte Moorman and Joan
Jonas, where the question of time took on a new
importance, to the tactic of displaying one's own
body, as was done by photographers from Bruce
Nauman—who turned out a series on his own
facial contorsions—to Hans Breder, with Body
Sculptures, which twist and revisit the human
body. And not content to question time, action
and the physical self, this period's conceptual
photographers also called photography itself into
question: its potential for serial reproduction,
its repetitive nature and its supposed objectivity,
which was always ripe for subversion.

Zwirner & Wirth
Conceptual Photography 1964–1989
May 9 through June 23, 2007
32 East 69th Street
New York, NY 10021
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