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Haunted: contemporary photography-video-performance


After showing at the New York headquarters, the exhibition Haunted: contemporary photography-video-performance is installed at the Bilbao Guggenheim to analyse the multiple ways in which photographic iconography has been incorporated into recent art. Paintings, videos, performances, installations, pieces of film and, evidently, photographs created from the nineteen-sixties until the present day underline the power of audiovisual techniques while denoting an almost obsessive interest in reaching the past.

New acquisitions by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation by artists such as Marina Abramović, Sophie Calle, Tacita Dean, Gregory Crewdson, Hiroshi Sugimoto and Jeff Wall share the space with works produced in the nineteen-sixties and 'seventies by Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg and Joan Jonas, among other creators who represent the large-scale introduction of photographs in art. The Bilbao show also tackles aspects such as their documentary role, especially as a complement to the ephemeral nature of performances; their impact on the reconfiguration of history and our personal memory; and its capacity to register places and events, creating reflections on the inexorable passage of time. Artists such as Pierre Huyghe, Gerhard Richter, Philippe Parreno, Jeff Wall and Ana Mendieta, who did not form part of the New York show, are incorporated into Haunted in Bilbao, until 13 March 2011.


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