video works and photography from the teutloff collection
Nobuyoshi Araki » Diane Arbus » Matthew Barney » Katharina Bosse » Henri Cartier-Bresson » Donigan Cumming » Danica Dakic » Tracey Emin » VALIE EXPORT » Brian Finke » Gilbert & George » Nan Goldin » Alfredo Jaar » Jürgen Klauke » Sigalit Landau » Annie Leibovitz » Bjørn Melhus » Boris Mikhailov » Dario Mitidieri » Adam Nadel » CHI Peng » Patricia Piccinini » Michael Rees » Gundula Schulze Eldowy » Andres Serrano » Una Szeemann » Larry Towell » Peter Weibel » ZHOU Xiaohu »
Exhibition: 12 Dec 2007 – 9 Feb 2008
4017 Walnut Street
PA 19104-3513 Philadelphia
Slought Foundation, Philadelphia is pleased to announce the first exhibition of works from the Teutloff Collection, Germany, featuring a selection of international artists whose film and video works examine the varied manifestations of the human body in contemporary society. The exhibition will be on display in the galleries at Slought Foundation from December 12, 2007 - February 9, 2008; the opening reception will take place on Saturday, January 19th, 2007 from 6:30-8:30pm. The works featured in this exhibition will be selected by Osvaldo Romberg, Senior Curator at Slought Foundation; featuring video works by donigan cumming, tracey emin, sigalit landau, bjørn melhus, patricia piccinini, michael rees, una szeemann, zhou xiaohu, and peter weibel; photographs by diane arbus, matthew barney, katharina bosse, henri cartier-bresson, peng chi, donigan cumming, danica dakic, valie export, brian finke, gilbert + george, nan goldin, alfredo jaar, jürgen klauke, annie leibovitz, boris mikhailov, dario mitidieri, adam nadel, nobuyoshi araki, gundula schulze eldowy, andres serrano, and larry towell. At an early juncture, more than twenty years ago, the German collector Lutz Teutloff began to develop a sensibility marked by a concern for the perpetual transformations that constitute the 'human' and the 'body,' as documented in contemporary photography, film, and video production. The individual works of art in the Teutloff collection, as well as the collection itself, inform and constitute a critical commentary on the 'condition humaine' and the momentous changes taking place today. The collection thus exemplifies a thematic approach to collecting art, and it illustrates the ever-increasing fascination with and alterations to the concept of the 'human' in this age of technological and cultural transformation. It takes place at a particular moment when the human body is increasingly reduced to a supposedly self-evident and instrumentalized 'thing' under the all-pervasive gaze of commerical media and the biological sciences, as well as the body cults and healthcare crazes that predominate amongst the public at large (Aaron Levy, Slought Foundation).