MICHAEL SCHMIDT

The ALBERTINA Museum, Vienna, Austria
1 Apr - 26 Jun 2022
Michael Schmidt (1945–2014) numbers among the most important German photographers of the postwar period. Over five decades, Schmidt photographed a diverse oeuvre that includes urban landscapes, portraits, depictions of nature, and still lifes. Central themes are his home city of Berlin, the significance of history, and history’s consequences for society. (...) 

This exhibition brings together selected groups of works to present what is Austria’s first survey of Michael Schmidt’s career, a presentation that makes clear how the artist worked continually to renew both his themes and his modus operandi with an ever self-critical eye. 

Presented (by Albertina, Vienna) in cooperation with the Foundation for Photography and Media Art with the Michael Schmidt Archive, the Hamburger Bahnhof in Berlin, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid.

Image: Michael Schmidt, Untitled, from Waffenruhe, 1985-87, © Stiftung für Fotografie und Medienkunst mit Archiv Michael Schmidt