ANTONIONI‘S CLASSIC FILM AND PHOTOGRAPHY.
Until 17 August 2014
Michelangelo Antonioni's 1966 cult film Blow-Up and its various references to photography are the focus of the ALBERTINA Museum photo exhibit of the same name. For the first time, photographs classified according to thematic emphases will be shown which have proven to be characteristic for Antonioni's film in various respects, and which also illustrate important artistic positions in the history of photography and art.
The exhibition presents these diverse themes and their relation to one another in several chapters. In addition to film stills, both works that can actually be seen in Blow-Up and photographs illuminating the cultural and artistic context of the film production, London of the Swinging Sixties, will be shown. Among the exhibited photographers are thus found such central artists as David Bailey, Terence Donovan, Richard Hamilton, John Hilliard, Don McCullin, Ian Stephenson, John Stezaker and many more.
Arthur Evans: Models in Blow-Up, 1966
(Source: BFI Stills © Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH/Turner Entertainment Co. - A Warner Bros Entertainment Company. All rights reserved.)
Arthur Evans : Veruschka und David Hemmings in Blow-Up, Collection particulière , 1966
(© Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH/Turner Entertainment Co. - A Warner Bros Entertainment Company. All rights reserved)
Tazio Secchiaroli : David Hemmings und Veruschka in Blow-Up, 1966
(@ Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH/Turner Entertainment Co. – A Warner Bros Entertainment Company. All rights reserved)
Arthur Evans: David Hemmings in Blow Up (Regie: Michelangelo Antonioni), 1966
(Private Collection, Vienna, Courtesy: Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH)