Photographic Work Exhibited in 'Parrworld: the Collection of Martin Parr', Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, (7 May – 17 August 2008), curated by Thomas Weski, then touring to Breda Design Museum, The Netherlands (26 September 2008 - 6 January 2009); Jeu de Paume, Paris (30 June - 27 September 2009) and The Baltic, Gateshead, UK (16 October 2009 - 17 January 2010)

Billingham, Richard ORCID: 0000-0002-6474-5656 (2008) Photographic Work Exhibited in 'Parrworld: the Collection of Martin Parr', Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, (7 May – 17 August 2008), curated by Thomas Weski, then touring to Breda Design Museum, The Netherlands (26 September 2008 - 6 January 2009); Jeu de Paume, Paris (30 June - 27 September 2009) and The Baltic, Gateshead, UK (16 October 2009 - 17 January 2010). [Show/Exhibition]

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Abstract

Photographic work from the series 'Rays a Laugh' was exhibited in 'Parrworld: the Collection of Martin Parr', Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany, (7 May – 17 August 2008), curated by Thomas Weski, then touring to Breda Design Museum, The Netherlands (26 September 2008 - 6 January 2009); Jeu de Paume, Paris (30 June 2009 - 27 September 2009) and The Baltic, Gateshead, UK (16 October 2009 - 17 January 2010) This touring show analysed photography as a contemporary medium and included photographic works by Parr, works from his own collection including Jill Constantine, Paul Graham, Chris Killip, Graham Smith, Mark Neville, David Goldblatt, William Eggleston, Frank Breuer, Gary Winogrand and Bernd and Hilla Becher and other collections. These included postcards and personally collected objects with a fascination for the peculiar and the curious. The assortment of commercial design and memorabilia documented key historical and political moments, for example, original posters and leaflets from the 1984 UK miners strike, a collection of commemorative china from Margaret Thatcher’s term as Prime Minister, examples of prayer mats featuring the New York Twin Towers, a range of Saddam Hussein watches and a collection of Barack Obama ephemera. There was a fully illustrated two volume hard back catalogue of the exhibition printed by Aperture.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Arts > Art
Research Priority Areas: Creative Practice as Research
Depositing User: Richard Billingham
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2020 12:41
Last Modified: 08 Jan 2020 12:41
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/7865

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