LONG SHOT: The Kunsthal Rotterdam is launching a major retrospective dedicated to Peter Lindbergh in September 2016.
“A Different History of Fashion,” curated by Thierry-Maxime Loriot (the model-turned-curator behind the Jean Paul Gaultier retrospective), will present images of the German fashion photographer through the eyes of 25 fashion designers including Azzedine Alaïa, Gaultier, Giorgio Armani and Rei Kawakubo with their respective commentaries on Lindbergh’s snapshots and pieces from their collections.
In addition to the 250 photographs and the designers’ creations display, the exhibit will showcase unseen materials including Polaroids, storyboards, sets and behind-the-scenes films with Lindbergh’s muses Kate Moss and Mariacarla Boscono (Lindbergh gave the museum access to his personal archives).
Plus, there will be video interviews with collaborators including Nicole Kidman, Cindy Crawford and Lara Stone.
“His natural images — often in black-and-white — stand out among the excessive overretouching found now in other photographers’ work,” Kunsthal director Emily Ansenk stated.
“The poetic storytelling of his work is about reality, honesty, but also about the personality of the subjects he photographs, something many can relate to,” the Dutch contemporary museum director added.
The exhibit is set to run from Sept. 10, 2016, until Feb. 12, 2017, and tour internationally from 2017 on.