The representation of human beings is strong in the artists’ research present in the collection. Through the work of Paul Strand, Diane Arbus, Vivian Maier, Elliott Erwitt and the intimate shots of Nan Goldin we can see the relationship between humanity and society.
The representation of human feelings becomes more personal and explicitly theatrical in the works of Cindy Sherman, Alex Prager, Erwin Olaf and the artist duo
Tania & Lazlo who also investigate the feeling of discovery and the desire to experience and connect with nature. Exploring the wildest parts of ourselves and the feeling of freedom is also strongly present in the work of Ryan McGinley and Bill Henson.
The work of Ormond Gigli is the bridge between fashion and art, as is Tim Walker’s dream like imagery. David LaChapelle and Miles Aldridge show the excesses of contemporary society, narrating it with irony through strong Pop Art imagery.
In the works of Robert Rauschenberg and Claudia Angelmaier, the photographic medium is used in an alternative way, interacting with viewers and their reflections, and playing with the reproduction of the image.
In the end of this journey the image loses her shape in the abstract work of Chris Succo and is dissolved in Anish Kapoor’s Shadows. This leaves us total freedom to perceive ourselves and what our interiority suggests.
The artworks presented in the collection form an extraordinary and varied statement of our time. These contemporary authors were confronted and inspired by the society they live in, narrating themselves and their time and sharing their vision with all of us.