Helmut Newton Foundation: Body Performance – Reopening on June 25, 2020

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Reopening of the Helmut Newton Foundation from June 25, 2020. Extension of the exhibition ″Body Performance” until September 20, 2020.

BODY PERFORMANCE - Reopening on June 25, 2020 
Installation shot, Vanessa Beecroft, in: Body Performance, Helmut Newton Foundation, Foto: Gerhard Kassner

We are pleased to let you know that the Helmut Newton Foundation at the Museum of Photography will be open again on Thursday, June 25, 2020.
Please note the special opening times from Thursday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., adjusted to the opening times of C/O Berlin. For years we have had a close partnership with this second significant, private Berlin photo institution in our immediate neighborhood.

The usual distance and hygiene rules also apply when visiting the Helmut Newton Foundation. We would like to ask you to book the tickets in advance online at: www.smb.museum/tickets.  Spontaneous visits are only possible if time ticket windows can be allocated on site.

BODY PERFORMANCE - Reopening on June 25, 2020 
Installation shot, Viviane Sassen, in: Body Performance, Helmut Newton Foundation, Foto: Gerhard Kassner

Due to these special times, we have extended the current exhibition Body Performance until September 20. In this group exhibition, contemporary photo sequences are combined for the first time, whose origins lie in performances, in dance and stage events, supplemented by conceptual series of images. The focus is always on people and their bodies, and the photographer has documented or interpreted the action, sometimes even initiated it.

BODY PERFORMANCE - Reopening on June 25, 2020 
Installation shot, Helmut Newton, Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea, Turin

Even though we had to postpone three Newton exhibitions in Buenos Aires, Daegu and Barcelona due to the Corona crisis, there are currently Newton works on display in Turin and Munich, there until January 2021 as part of the spectacular ″Thierry Mugler – Couturissime“ show.
Until September 20, the GAM (Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea) in Turin shows Helmut Newton. Works: a representative selection of 68 prints from different decades and the three main genres of fashion, nudes and portraits.

BODY PERFORMANCE - Reopening on June 25, 2020 
Installation shot, Helmut Newton und Thierry Mugler, in Thierry Mugler – Couturissime, Kunsthalle München

In the exhibition Thierry Mugler – Couturissime at Kunsthalle München, the congenial collaboration between Newton and Mugler since the late 1970s got its own Newton room, with the 1990s being the most productive and experimental time of their cooperation. Newton worked individually for every couturier and their styles, including Mugler. In his fashion-based work, Newton made no distinction, stylistically or compositionally, between advertising, editorial and freelance work. At the core of Newton’s staging art is a fashion design that is always characteristic, as well as a woven parallel story that occasionally contains a pinch of suspense, such as by Alfred Hitchcock, also for Mugler’s designs. It is often not clear where reality ends and fiction begins; everything becomes a confusing but subtle game of power and seduction.

BODY PERFORMANCE - Reopening on June 25, 2020 
Helmut Newton, Elizabeth Taylor, Los Angeles 1985

Finally, we would like to invite you to our next exhibition America 1970s / 80s with works by Evelyn Hofer, Joel Meyerowitz, Sheila Metzner and Helmut Newton in the Helmut Newton Foundation, which will be on view from October 9, 2020.

Credits: © Courtesy of Helmut Newton Foundation