Barbara Probst
Subjective Evidence

24.02.16.06.2024
Barbara Probst, Exposure #180: Munich, Nederlingerstrasse 68, 09.11.22, 3:40 p.m. , 2022, Courtesy Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin und Monica De Cardenas, Milano / Zuoz, © Barbara Probst, 2024 ProLitteris, Zürich
24.02.
16.06.2024

The exhibition title Subjective Evidence already points to the basic theme: Where do you stand? What do you see? Where are you coming from? What are you looking at? Barbara Probst (*1964) never shows a single photograph, but always multi-perspectival series. Her smallest work groups consist of two images. In her double portraits the artist shows two people each in two photographs. Looked at casually, the photographs could be regarded as identical. But this is not so: in the left image, one person looks at the camera, the other looks past it; in the right image, the persons behave the other way round. This minimal shift intrigues us, causing us to pause for thought and making us aware of sight as a conscious process.

In thematic chapters entitled “Performance”, “Landscape”, “Still Life” or “Fashion”, Barbara Probst shows work groups from over 20 years. Many photographs are being shown in Lucerne for the first time. What is more, the artist realises a new work in the empty exhibition rooms of the Kunstmuseum Luzern.

Opening
Friday, 23.02., from 6 pm

curated by Fanni Fetzer

in cooperation with Sprengel Museum, Hannover, und FotoFocus at the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati

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