PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Portraits in Series

A Century of Photographs
The portrait is one of art’s traditional motifs and was a strong motivational force for the invention of photography in the 19th century. The human image has undergone permanent change. The project A century of photographs takes us on a trip through time: from photography’s beginnings with the daguerreotype and the talbotype to the digital present and the issue of the end of the classic portrait.
A selection of works from 35 international artists is presented; these works relate to each other and, thanks to their reception today, are being re-interpreted within new contexts.

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"Portraits in Series"

November 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-498-7

21,00 x 28,00 cm

240 Pages

165 colored and 61 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: English


Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg

authors among others
Gabriele Betancourt Nuñez, Ulrike Schneider

graphic design
Susanne Bax

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „XY“, 1 April 2011 to 17 July 2011, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg.

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