Contemporary Arts Center
Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center
for Contemporary Art
44 E. 6th Street,
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Barbara Probst: Subjective Evidence

27 September

09 February

Exhibition Highlights

Exhibition Details

Barbara Probst is a German photographer living between Munich and New York. In 2000, she began taking multiple images of actors in a single scene, shot simultaneously with several cameras via a radio-controlled system. The resulting series convey a complex, playful, and darkly cinematic vision of people in time and space.

Probst’s works span photographic genres: landscape, still life, fashion, portraiture, and street photography. Her multi-perspective approach results in quasi-three-dimensional views of her subjects while activating philosophical problems around the question of optical authority: what is visual truth when multiple perspectives are in play? Does more visual data result in greater realism, or less?

Subjective Evidence is the first American survey of Probst’s 25-year career. The exhibition opened first at the Kunstmuseum Luzern, in Lucerne, Switzerland, and will travel to the Sprengel Museum in Hannover in December 2024. A full-color catalogue, published by Hartmann Books, accompanies the exhibition, and includes essays by the three institutional curators, Fanni Fetzer, Kevin Moore, and Stefan Gronert.

Curated by

Kevin Moore, Ph.D., FotoFocus Artistic Director and Curator

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