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Exhibitions

Inez Van Lamsweerde, A two tone stretch satin and lace pantsuit Petra, 1994. Photographie. Torch Gallery, Amsterdam. © Yvan Klein.

Véronique Ellena, Les dimanches, 1997. Photographie. © Yvan Klein.

2.10 — 30.11.1997

The 90s: A Family of Man?

artist(s): Faisal Abdu’Allah, Nobuyoshi Araki, Dominique Auerbacher, Lewis Baltz, Christian Boltanski, Nancy Burson, Clegg & Guttmann, John Coplans, Eileen Cowin, Rineke Dijkstra, Sinje Dillenkofer, Patrick Faigenbaum, Roland Fischer, Alain Fleischer, Katrin Freisager, Nan Goldin, Hans Haacke, Roshini Kempadoo, Leslie Krims, Marie-Jo Lafontaine, Inez van Lamsweerde, Walter Niedermayr, Orlan, Fabrizio Plessi, Jean Rault, Patrick Raynaud, Andres Serrano, Beat Streuli, Thomas Struth, Wolfgang Tillmans, Oliviero Toscani, Yves Trémorin, Nick Waplington
curator(s): Paul di Felice, Pierre Stiwer

Through some hundred photographs and videos by young contemporary artists of the 90s, The 90s: A Family of Man? redefines some of the major themes of the famous exhibition Family of Man the American photographer of Luxembourg origin - Edward Steichen - created and presented in the Museum of Modern Art of New York (MoMa) in 1955. The exhibition Family of Man has been entirely restored by Luxembourg's Centre national de l'audiovisuel and is open to the public at Clervaux Castle (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) since 1994.

Although both exhibitions share the same themes - birth, youth, consumption, work, power and politics, culture, leisure, couples and singles, identity, environment, old age and death - The 90s: A Family of Man? is above all a tribute to Edward Steichen the photographer and head of the Department of Photography of New York's MoMa. It is at the same time an opportunity to reconsider Steichen's humanistic and idealistic visions.

The works picture the everyday life of Man in today's society. They underline the importance of the image which, in the form of photography or video, has come to express collective memory as art and has become the means of expression par excellence of Man's role in daily life.

images

Inez Van Lamsweerde, A two tone stretch satin and lace pantsuit Petra, 1994. Photographie. Torch Gallery, Amsterdam. © Yvan Klein.

Véronique Ellena, Les dimanches, 1997. Photographie. © Yvan Klein.