BILDKULTUR Stuttgartbildkultur Stuttgart, Junginger Hochzeitsfotos – Collected by Matthias Bumillerbildkultur Stuttgart, Junginger Hochzeitsfotos – Collected by Matthias Bumiller

DRUM PRÜFE, WER SICH
EWIG BINDET

 

21 January – 17 February 2018

 

The exhibition

DRUM PRÜFE, WER SICH
EWIG BINDET


21 January 17 February 2018

Wedding photographs from Jungingen, 1880 to 2017, collected by Matthias Bumiller

Whoe'er would form eternal bonds
should weigh if heart to heart responds.
Friedrich Schiller, The Lay of the Bell  

Matthias Bumiller has collated hundreds of wedding photographs from his home town of Jungingen.
Throughout the decades the bridal couple stand next to one another in a stern posture – she on his right arm – facing the camera with a studied composure. Gradually the black gown of the bride yields to the white one. A shy smile appears on the faces and over time evolves into open laughter among the bride and groom. The habitus of the newlyweds, the witnesses and the wedding guests, who are pictured in some of the photographs, also changes gradually. As do their poses and the staging of the picture that is meant to authenticate the best day of their lives.
Thus Matthias Bumiller’s collection is simultaneously a visual delight and a significant source for analysis and interpretation of societal change – far beyond this town.

Exhibition opening
Saturday, 20 January 2018 at 5 pm
bildkultur | galerie, Markelstr. 19, 70193 Stuttgart


Introduction
Dr. Matthias Bullinger | bildkultur Stuttgart
Matthias Bumiller, Stuttgart


The exhibition is on view
from Sunday 21 January Saturday 17 February 2018


Gallery hours
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