Hasselblad Award 2013
The Photography of Nature / The Nature of Photography
October 26-January 19, 2014
Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta is the 33rd recipient of the Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, and this exhibition presents a selection of some of his most iconic works dealing with nature, science and fiction. Joan Fontcuberta is acclaimed for his innovative investigations of photography and its relation to reality as well as for his playful challenges of various authoritarian truth claims. The exhibition unites examples from classical series such as such as Herbarium (1984), Fauna (1987), Constellations (1993), and Sirens (2000) shown in site-specific installations. Together they make up a journey through botany, zoology, astronomy, cosmonautics, palaeontology and geography as seen through the artist’s pseudo-scientific lens.