Curator: Maurice Berger, Senior Research Scholar, CADVC
Andrea Robbins and Max Becher: Portraits is the first exhibition to examine the portrait photographs of this esteemed husband and wife team. The artists’ portraits—like their radical landscapes and city-scenes—are powerfully evocative, boldly subverting our expectations of the discipline of portraiture. Rather than “capturing” the visual essence of a sitter, they reveal identity to be multifarious, transitive, and culturally and historically bound. The exhibition will contain eight series created over the past fifteen years: German Indians (1997–98), Colonial Remains (1991), Bavarian by Law (1995–96), The Americans of Samaná (1998–2001), Sosúa (1999–2000), The Oregon Vortex (1994), Postville (2005), and Figures (2002).