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  • James Casebere, Samarra, 2007, digital C-print, 46 1/2“ × 58”.

    “James Casebere: Fugitive”

    Haus der Kunst
    Prinzregentenstrasse 1
    February 12 - June 12

    Curated by Okwui Enwezor

    The status of the photograph as an artwork, and the status of the artwork as a photograph, are today widely recognized issues—but when James Casebere began making stage-set-like maquettes as the subjects for photographs in the mid-1970s, he was producing a new kind of fusion and a new kind of fiction. And if the related work of his contemporary Cindy Sherman opened onto yet another arena of aesthetics, in her case performance, Casebere’s pulled in architecture. Enwezor’s retrospective will include fifty works from all periods of the artist’s career, notebooks and Polaroids that should illuminate his process, and four large site-specific works made for the occasion.