The Moment Is Eternity — Transience in Photographs

Permanence and transience — these two things go hand in hand whenever photographs are mentioned. You have visual proof on one hand and a fleeting moment on the other. Photography touches both phases playfully and this exhibition slated for September in Berlin explores that.

William Eggleston: Untitled, Memphis, 1970 © Eggleston Artistic Trust, Courtesy Eggleston Artistic Trust and David Zwirner

The Moment Is Eternity, an upcoming show comprised of some 300 images from over 60 artists, will be on display at the Me Collectors Room Berlin Stiftung Olbricht starting September 26 through April 1, 2019. They include photographic works from the Olbricht Collection — considered as one of the most extensive private collections in Europe.

The said collection is filled with artwork dating from the 16th century all the way to the most recent contemporary work of artists and photographers. Various artwork by famed artists like Cindy Sherman, Marlene Dumas, and Gerhard Richter are included in the collection. The show is curated by Annette Kicken and stays true to the theme of transience in the fields of photography and art.

Ed van der Elsken: Parijs, Pierre et Paulette, 1955, Nederlands Fotomuseum © Ed van der Elsken, Courtesy Galerie Kicken Berlin, Otto Steinert: Maske einer Tänzerin, 1952 © Nachlass Otto Steinert, Museum Folkwang, Essen

From the name of the exhibition itself, the moment is frozen to represent eternity. As soon as the photographer hits the shutter, that moment is committed to memory and film. Photography is such a powerful medium for both philosophical and artistic expression that it has been used by countless creative minds to get their message across.

Interested viewers may contact the Me Collectors Room in Berlin for more information. Their gallery is open every Tuesday through Sunday, 12-18. Some of the photographers featured in the exhibition are Diane Arbus, Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, William Eggleston, Robert Mapplethorpe, and Juergen Teller.

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