previews

  • Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 1949.

    Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, 1949.

    Henri Cartier-Bresson

    CaixaForum Barcelona
    Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 6-8
    September 15, 2003–January 5, 2004

    Gropius Bau
    Niederkirchnerstraße 7
    May 9–August 2, 2004

    Bibliothèque nationale de France (Richelieu)
    5, rue Vivienne
    May 1–July 27, 2003

    Palazzo Delle Esposizioni
    Via Nazionale 194
    September 30, 2004–January 15, 2005

    This is hardly curator Robert Delpire’s first Cartier-Bresson retrospective, and its singularity undoubtedly lies in the fifty years of friendship and collaboration between the world’s best-known living photographer and the legendary publisher, producer, and founding director of Paris’s Centre National de la Photographie, now director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. Intended as a portrait of the man rather than a catalogue of the works, the exhibition includes little-known early photos, proofs, vintage prints, books, paintings, and drawings, and films by and about the photographer.

  • Studio Levi, Berlin 1930.

    Studio Levi, Berlin 1930.

    Marcel Breuer

    Vitra Design Museum, Berlin

    June 25–November 14, 2004

    Vitra Design Museum
    Charles-Eames-Str. 1
    July 17, 2013–May 23, 2004

    This big retrospective, culled by independent curator Mathias Remmele from the Vitra’s impressive archival collection, extends the recent Breuer recovery efforts. Partially lifting the shadow cast by fellow Bauhäuslers Gropius and Mies, original drawings, photographs, models, interactive digital displays, video projections, and, of course, furniture (from 1925 to the late ’70s) portray Breuer as major Weimar designer and successful late modernist à la Saarinen, Rudolph, and Kahn. With a catalogue edited by Remmele and Vitra director Alexander von Vegesack, the show promises major scholarly contributions: Essays by Breuer monographers Barry Bergdoll and Isabelle Hyman join texts by Joachim Driller, Otakar Màcel, and Breuer himself.