Lynton Wells — Untitled, 1969
Photosensitized linen, urethane foam
198.12 x 28 x 10 cm / 78 x 11 x 3 7/8 in
Beginning 26 June, Hauser & Wirth will present ‘The Photographic Object, 1970’, an ambitious historical exhibition exploring the legacy of Peter Bunnell’s landmark 1970 show ‘Photography into Sculpture’, presented at the The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Recognized as the first comprehensive survey of photographically formed images used in a sculptural or fully dimensional manner, ‘Photography into Sculpture’ stands as one of the great contributions to the history of photography and continues to exert an influence upon contemporary practice. Bringing together a cross-section of artists from the United States and Canada, Bunnell’s exhibition encapsulated the radical gestures of late 1960s photographic practices, showcasing artists who were working at the vanguard of what was occurring socially, politically, and technologically.
At Hauser & Wirth, ‘The Photographic Object, 1970’ brings together a selection of rare works featured in Bunnell’s original exhibition with key substitutions and additions that critically reflect upon the time period and era. Conceived and organized with Olivier Renaud-Clément, ‘The Photographic Object, 1970’, will remain on view at Hauser & Wirth’s East 69th Street location through 25 July 2014.