Balthasar Burkhard at Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

Balthasar Burkhard’s work reflects like few other artistic oeuvres the self-invention of a photographer. It tells the story of the artistic career of the photographic medium in the second half of the 20th century. The Balthasar Burkhard retrospective, spanning 150 works and work groups, is the first large-scale appraisal of Burkhard’s work by a German museum. It traces the multi-facetted practice of the Swiss photographer by stages. At the core of his artistic work we thus find monumentality, fragmentation and the transcendence of the photographic medium by transposing two-dimensional images into spatial installations.


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