Zeitgeist: A Conversation between Isa Lorenzo and Irwin Cruz

Zeitgeist: A Conversation between Isa Lorenzo and Irwin Cruz
Wednesday, April 22, 6pm
Yuchengco Museum, Makati City

Join Isa Lorenzo and Irwin Cruz as they hold a conversation over Zeitgeist becomes form, an exhibition covering 50 years of German fashion photography. The conversation will be on the last day of the exhibition.

The two will discuss how homegrown art movements, technique and tradition have influenced the way the country’s photographers represent fashion. They will also situate select photographs and their creators within the context of postwar German history, and the design milieu in the country and further afield.

Isa Lorenzo is the Director of the Silverlens Gallery (Photography) in Manila, she graduated from the Parsons School of Design and worked at the International Center of Photography, both in New York City. She is also a working photographer. Irwin Cruz graduated from Merz Akademie in Stuttgart, Germany. He is a former associate editor at Colors Magazine and is a currently lecturer at Ateneo’s European Studies programme.

Zeitgeist Becomes Form: German Fashion Photography 1945-1995, an exhibit by the Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (IfA), assembles 188 photographs from 39 important German fashion photographers, including works from Helmut Newton, Jürgen Teller and Wolfgang Tillmans (pictured). The exhibition, brought to the Philippines by the Goethe-Institut Manila in cooperation with Rogue Magazine and Yuchengco Museum, will run at the Yuchengco Museum until April 22, 2009.

The Yuchengco Museum is at RCBC Plaza, Ayala Cor Gil Puyat Avenues, Makati. Admission is free. Reservations required by April 15th. Please get in touch with Elma Abrina (889-1234; info@yuchengcomuseum.org).

Image: Wolfgang Tillmans
Susanne and Lutz for i.-D., 1992

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