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 Parr Souvenir | Stadthaus Ulm

fotografie
11. March 2018 - 27. May 2018
Martin Parr: Souvenir - A Photographic Journey

New Brighton, England, 1983-85. Aus der Serie "The last Resort" © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
New Brighton, England, 1983-85. Aus der Serie "The last Resort"
© Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

He casts a glance at mass tourism, compulsive consumption or the ageing of the British population. The series “Think of England”, created at the turn of the century, is a satirical essay about his home country's identity. “Last Resort”, one of his earliest series, portrays beach life on the island. “Knokke Le Zout” and “Luxury” hold up a merciless mirror to the rich and beautiful.

Sedlescombe, England, 1995-1999 Aus der Serie "Think of England" 1996-2003 © Martin Parr / Magnum Photos
Sedlescombe, England, 1995-1999 Aus der Serie "Think of England" 1996-2003
© Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

To kick off its 25th year of operation, the Stadthaus presents a retrospective of Martin Parr's extraordinary work. The exhibition, composed by Parr himself, showcases a large selection of some of his most famous works. Parr provokes by spotlighting the banalities and clichés of our world. He almost affectionately focusses on the raw and the ugly, on things others would rather avoid or at least retouch. Parr thinks it's absolutely normal to be more famous abroad than in his home country: “I believe it has to do with a certain kind of malicious joy with which other nations perceive the way England is presented in my photographs”.

Parr has published more than 80 books, showed his works in more than 100 exhibitions worldwide and has received numerous awards throughout his career. In 2014, exactly 20 years after he had joined, Parr was voted in as president of Magnum Photos International, the most renowned photographic cooperative in the world. 

Opening: Sunday, 11. März 2018
Opening address by
Dr. Elke Ritt, British Council, Berlin
Project management: Dr. Raimund Kast

 

Accompanying programme

Guided tours with project manager Dr. Raimund Kast
Do /
Thurs 12. April, 18 Uhr / 6pm
So / Sun 13. Mai, 16 Uhr / 4pm,
as part of the International Museum Day

special for kids – exhibition workshops
Our weird world I - II
Sa / Sat 17. März, 11am until 1 pm
Sa / Sat 14. April, 11am until 1 pm
Workshops are for kids up to 12 years, participation is free
To register please call
0731 161 7700 or send an e-mail @email

Our weird world III
Sun 13. Mai,  2 to 4pm, as part of the International Museum Day; for the whole family

 

 

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