until 12.01. |#3712ARTatBerlin | Galerie Dittmar presents the group exhibition “Vanishing Point Buenos Aires” from 18 November 2022.
George Friedman, Max Jacoby and Horacio Coppola were pioneers of photography in Argentina who, along with other often Jewish emigrants, helped shape post-war photography with their modern conception of the image. George Friedman, of Hungarian-Jewish origin and born in Miskolc in 1910, went to Paris in 1927, worked in the film industry and published for magazines; in 1939 he emigrated to Argentina, where he died in 2002. Max Jacoby, born in 1919 and from a Jewish merchant family in Koblenz, fled Berlin for Buenos Aires in 1937. He returned to Berlin in 1957, where he died in 2009. Finally, Horacio Coppola, born in Buenos Aires in 1906, studied at the Bauhaus in Berlin. In 1936, he had to leave Berlin with his Jewish wife Grete Stern and went back to Buenos Aires. So this exhibition also encompasses a history of emigration and flight.
George Friedman was a co-founder of “La Carpeta de los Diez” (the Group of Ten) in the early 1950s, an association of photographers, predominantly of emigrants in South America, which gained great influence. In addition to his important work as a freelance photographer, Friedman used his experience as a cameraman to translate the language of film into staged productions that were distributed in magazines. Leaving their one-dimensionality behind, he developed photographs that stood on their own, dense pictorial solutions that were ambivalent in their message and reflected basic experiences. Friedman’s exhibition activities concentrated primarily on North and South America.
Max Jacoby met George Friedman in Buenos Aires in 1939 and was his assistant for many years. He also joined the avant-garde “Group of Ten”. In 1956 he became a member of the photo group forum, which in turn also included Horacio Coppola and Grete Stern. Coppola had turned to photography and the “New Vision” while still at the Bauhaus. In Buenos Aires, he continued these achievements, just as he, on the other hand, had been committed to film since the end of the 1920s in Argentina and similar to Friedman. He gained a high reputation with his photographic work on Argentina and its capital, a cultural metropolis that radiated far and wide at the time. In 2015, the Museum of Modern Art in New York honoured him and Grete Stern with the exhibition “From Bauhaus to Buenos Aires”, which was accompanied by a comprehensive catalogue.
Vernissage: Friday, 18. November 2022, 12:00 p.m. – 06:00 p.m.
Exhibition dates: Friday, 18 November until Thursday, January 2023to the gallery
Image cover: Horacio Coppola, Mateo y su Victoria, Buenos Aires, 1932, 24 x 30 cm
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