Exhibition: 29 Jun – 3 Oct 2012
Guggenheim New York
1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street
NY 10128 New York
Fri, Sun-Wed 10-17:45 . Sat 10-19:45
This comprehensive mid-career survey features over 70 color photographs and five video installations by the Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra.
Rineke Dijkstra is organized by the
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
29 June - 3 October 2012 and the
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
18 February - 28 May 2012
In works of classical simplicity and remarkable psychological depth, Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra presents a contemporary take on the genre of portraiture. Whether adolescents, soldiers, or new mothers, Dijkstra is fascinated by people in states of significant transition. Her sensitive pictures generate a monumental sense of presence, not only in how they record the details of an individual's physical appearance, but also in how they illuminate subtly shifting inner states. The scale and ambition of Dijkstra's photographs connects them to a Dutch tradition of portraiture stretching back to Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Bringing together 70 large-scale color photographs and five video installations, this is the artist's first major retrospective in the United States.