Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947-2017

Robert Frank (b. 1924, Zurich) is one of the pre-eminent figures of twentieth-century photography. With his innovative approach to technique and subject matter and through his personal viewpoint, Frank has revolutionized documentary photography and redefined the aesthetics of the still and moving image. Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017 is as bold, accessible and humble as Frank’s work itself, and has been designed to enable particularly younger generations to engage with his practice from 1947 until now. Frank’s films and photobooks are placed in the overarching context of his photographs, which are presented in an immediate and straightforward way: printed in sequences of newspaper banners without frames and directly hung from the ceiling.

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Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947–2017 in Kobe continues the exhibition’s world wide tour. The show will visit up to fifty universities, art schools, museums and other non-profit spaces worldwide, with the aim of doing justice to Frank’s life and work. Each venue receives its own set of exhibition prints. By agreement with Robert Frank, all paper banners are to be disposed of after display to ensure that the exhibition is strictly not for profit.


PREVIOUS DATES:
The Art Institute of Chicago (27.5.-20.8.17)
UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism / Worth Ryder Gallery (18.2.-3.3.17)
Rupertinum/Museum der Moderne Salzburg (3.12.15-26.3.17)
Tokyo University of the Arts / The Chinretsukan Gallery (10.11.-24.11.16)
Kunsthalle Ziegelhütte, Appenzell (15.5.-30.10.16)
Bergamot Station / UCLA, Santa Monica (31.3.-13.4.16)
Halle 14, Leipzig (16.3.-10.4.16)
NYU/Tisch School of the Arts (29.1.-11.2.16)
Fotoistanbul, Istanbul (9.10.-8.11.15)
Museum Folkwang, Essen (17.4.-16.8.15)
Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich (22.11.-21.12.14)
NSDAC University, Halifax (5.9.-12.9.14)


Design and Creative Center Kobe (KIITO)
1-4 Onohama-cho, Chuo-ku, Kobe, 651-0082 HYOGO, JAPAN
Opening times: daily, 10:00–18:00
Admission: free

Robert Frank: Books and Films, 1947-2017
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