Rineke Dijkstra

Feb 23, 2013

Frankfurt on the Main

The Krazy House is the first comprehensive filmic retrospective of Rineke Dijkstra’s work worldwide. In her film works, Rineke Dijkstra reflects on the relationship between the static image of photography and the video as a sequence of images. The classical portrait is enhanced by levels of sound and movement staged and processed with extreme precision, while the camera usually remains stationary. Both her film and her photo works concentrate primarily on the human being – on the tension between the natural, uncontrolled expression of the personality on the one hand, and the process of becoming an adult in a society with conventions and established codes on the other.

Within this context, the artist resolutely examines the search for identity that accompanies young adulthood. At the same time, there is an almost palpable friction between the formal structure of Dijkstra’s works – which are often reminiscent of well-known compositions by artists of past generations – and the subjects’ artlessness and the empathy they evoke in the viewer.

MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst

February 23 – May 26, 2013
Domstraße 10
60311 Frankfurt on the Main