Photography Reinvented

30 Sep 2016 — 5 Mar 2017 at The National Gallery of Art in Landover, United States

13 DECEMBER 2016
Thomas Demand, German, born 1964, Clearing, 2003, chromogenic print. Courtesy of National Gallery of Art
Thomas Demand, German, born 1964, Clearing, 2003, chromogenic print. Courtesy of National Gallery of Art

The collection of Robert E. Meyerhoff and Rheda Becker brings together works of critically important artists who have changed the course of photography through their experimentation and conceptual scope.

In celebration of a pledged gift of 33 photographs from this important collection and the reopening of the East Building galleries, seminal works by Thomas Demand, Thomas Struth, Hiroshi Sugimoto, and Jeff Wall, among others, will be on view.

Especially rich in holdings of work by photographers of the famed Düsseldorf School, among them Struth, Candida Höfer, Andreas Gursky, and Thomas Ruff, the collection also includes examples by photographers exploring the nature of the medium itself, such as Demand, Cindy Sherman, and Vik Muniz.