André Kertész, Satiric Dancer, 1926, black-and-white photograph, 9 x 7".


André Kertész

Gropius Bau
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
June 1–September 1, 2011

Jeu de Paume
1 place de la Concorde
September 28, 2010–February 6, 2011

Fotomuseum Winterthur
Grüzenstrasse 44 & 45
February 25–May 22, 2011

Curated by Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq

André Kertész has hardly lacked for intelligent attention in recent years. (A wide-ranging retrospective toured in 2005.) But as his career was nearly as long and eventful as his life (he died at ninety-one in 1985), this exhibition of some three hundred photographs— from early work shot while he was serving in the Austro-Hungarian Army to his late New York Polaroids—nonetheless promises both new material and new perspectives. Organized chronologically and punctuated by self-portraits, the show follows Kertész’s parallel lives as a witty, poetic avant-gardist and a busy pioneer of personal photo reportage. Books and an extensive selection of magazines supplement the framed images, providing an unusually broad view of the artist as working photographer.

Travels to the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Zurich, Feb. 25–May 22, 2011; Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin, June–Sept. 2011.