Film-Stills

Until 26 February 2017

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Who doesn’t know them: that picture of a smiling Marilyn Monroe in her billowing dress from The Seven-Year Itch, or the one of James Stewart in Rear Window? Regardless of whether one has seen the actual movies, such images, re-staged by film photographers for the still camera on the set, have become part of collective memory and now play a dominant role in how these films are perceived.

The ALBERTINA Museum is training the spotlight on the hybrid genre of film stills for the first time, showing 130 photos from between 1910 and the 1970s that represent a cross-section of various historical schools of photography and filmmaking such as Pictorialism, Expressionism, and Art Nouveau. In light of photos by Deborah Imogen Beer, Horst von Harbou, Pierluigi Praturlon, Karl Struss, and others, three aspects of this genre’s intermedial relationships are highlighted: the functions performed by film stills, the interfaces between photography and film with their breaks and couplings, and the additional artistic value of still photographs.

Image Gallery – 4 Images
Film-Stills. Fotografien zwischen Werbung, Kunst & Kino
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Video: Film-Stills. Photography between Advertisement, Art and the Cinema
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle, Film-Stills | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle, Film-Stills | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle, Film-Stills | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Film-Stills. Reinszenierungen für die Fotokamera
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Video: Film-Stills. Reenactments for the Photo Camera
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle, Film-Stills | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer
Einblick in die Ausstellungshalle, Film-Stills | Foto © Mario Kiesenhofer

 

  • Partner Film Museum
  • As part of Eyes On. Monat der Fotografie
  • Partner BMW

Publication

Film-Stills | Exhibition catalogue

Film-Stills. Photography between Advertising, Art and the Cinema

Who doesn’t know them: that picture of a smiling Marilyn Monroe in her billowing dress from The Seven-Year Itch, or the one of James Stewart in Rear Window ? Regardless of whether one has seen the actual movies, such images have become part of collective memory and now play a dominant role in how these films are perceived. The Albertina is training the spotlight on the hybrid genre of film stills for the first time, showing 130 photos from between 1910 and the 1970s that represent a cross-section of various historical schools of photography and filmmaking such as Pictorialism, Expressionism, and Art Nouveau.

Ed. by Walter Moser
2016
242 pages
27 x 22 cm | Softcover
Bilingual (German/English) EUR 39,90