BETWEEN ART & FASHION
Photographs From The Collection Of Carla Sozzani
2 June – 18 November 2018
Carla Sozzani, former editor-in-chief of the italian elle and vogue magazines, has collected photographs for many years. Since 1990, she has also exhibited these works in her milan gallery in close cooperation with numerous internationally renowned photographers – including helmut newton four times, “ritratti di donna” in 1993, “impressions, polaroids” in 1996, “us and them” in 1999, together with his wife june, aka alice springs, and “yellow press” in 2003. The personal friendship between carla sozzani and helmut newton not only led to four newton exhibitions in milan, but also to the current presentation of her multifaceted photography collection at the helmut newton foundation, under the title „between art & fashion”.
More than 220 photographs were selected from the collection, which comprises almost 1,000 works. The exhibition not only presents numerous icons, it also contains plenty of surprises. Following presentations in paris (gallery azzedine alaïa) and switzerland (museum of fine arts le locle), both curated by fabrice hergott, it is now being shown in an entirely new arrangement for the first time in germany. Some of photographers are represented with only a single work, while for others there is a small group of photographs. The selection is naturally not about completeness, but authenticity and visualization, about the quality of autonomous and representative images – in this case thematically adapted to the specific exhibition venue.
On display in june’s room, on the occasion of the 95th birthday of june newton, who worked under the name alice springs, are 22 previously unseen portraits, selected from the foundation’s collection.