Rineke Dijkstra

Mrz 6, 2012

San Francisco

Bringing together 70 large-scale color photographs and five video installations, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art shows Rineke Dijkstra – a retrospective of the same named photographer.

In works of classical simplicity and remarkable psychological depth, Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra presents a contemporary take on the genre of portraiture. Whether adolescents, soldiers, or new mothers, Dijkstra is fascinated by people in states of significant transition. Her sensitive pictures generate a monumental sense of presence, not only in how they record the details of an individual’s physical appearance, but also in how they illuminate subtly shifting inner states. The scale and ambition of Dijkstra’s photographs connects them to a Dutch tradition of portraiture stretching back to Rembrandt and Frans Hals.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

February 18th – May 28th, 2012
151 Third Street
San Francisco, CA 94103