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Inge Morath – retrospective 
Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6
exhibition opening: Friday, 29 June, 19:00
29 June – 21 October 2018

The exhibition of the work of Inge Morath at the Maribor Art Gallery covers her entire photographic oeuvre. This first major retrospective exhibition in Slovenia and broader region will present more than 200 works. Beginning with her first photographic projects in the early 1950s in Spain and Venice, and the large body of artists’ portraits that evolved throughout her life, the exhibition ranges from an intense exploration of her adopted hometown of New York, her travels along the Danube to Romania, and at the end of her life also pictures from Maribor. 

Inge Morath belongs to those artists who have documented wider cultural spaces during extensive travels and who have created timeless portraits through intensive engagement with the people. She equally directed her loving attention to unknown accountants as well as to movie stars like Marilyn Monroe. She photographed the great artists of the 20th century, such as Picasso, Giacometti, Anaïs Nin, and Alexander Calder, in pictures that are as intimate as those of unknown street boys in Venice or dancers in a small bar in Spain.

The major Inge Morath Retrospective will be accompanied by the documentary "Copyright by Inge Morath" by German filmmaker Sabine Eckhart as well as by very personal photos of Morath’s studio and living space, which Kurt Kaindl has taken for a period of more than 15 years. 

Inge Morath (1923) was one of the first Magnum members. Her international career is reflected in her life: her family derived from Slovenj Gradec, she was born in Graz, Austria; after spending her youth in various European cities, she experienced the end of World War II in Berlin, then worked together with Ernst Haas in Vienna, with Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, and moved to the United States in 1962, after her marriage to Arthur Miller. From there she travelled to all continents as a photographer and died in 2002 during a photographic work on the Austrian-Slovenian border region.

Exhibition in cooperation with Fotohof Salzburg and with support from Austrian Cultural Forum. Partner of the project is Gallery Photon – Center for Contemporary Photography.

curators: Brigitte Blüml-Kaindl and Kurt Kaindl
photo credits: © Inge Morath / Magnum Photos / FOTOHOF archive


guided tours Saturdays, 7 and 21 July 2018, 11:00
with: Breda Kolar Sluga, UGM director and Jure Kirbiš, curator

lecture Thursday, 19 July 2018, 18:00
How to be an art photography collector?
with: Dejan Sluga, director and head of programme at Photon Gallery