Jesus Christ Superstar

June 16 - July 29, 2005
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F. Holland Day The Seven Words, 1898 Seven platinum prints, each 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and accompanied by the original black card mount in original lacquered frame  F. Holland Day The Seven Words, 1898 Seven platinum prints, each 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and accompanied by the original black card mount in original lacquered frame  

F. Holland Day

The Seven Words, 1898
Seven platinum prints, each 5 1/4 x 4 1/4 inches and accompanied by the original black card mount in original lacquered frame

 

Raoef Mamedov Last Supper, 1998 Lambda printRaoef Mamedov Last Supper, 1998 Lambda print

Raoef Mamedov

Last Supper, 1998

Lambda print

Robert Mapplethorpe Derrick Cross, 1983 Gelatin silver print 20 x 16 inchesRobert Mapplethorpe Derrick Cross, 1983 Gelatin silver print 20 x 16 inches

Robert Mapplethorpe

Derrick Cross, 1983

Gelatin silver print

20 x 16 inches

Martin Parr Untitled, 1995 Chromogenic print 7 x 10 inchesMartin Parr Untitled, 1995 Chromogenic print 7 x 10 inches

Martin Parr

Untitled, 1995

Chromogenic print

7 x 10 inches

Harrod Blank Lance Rowe, Pass Christian Mississippi, 1997 Chromogenic print 11 x 14 inchesHarrod Blank Lance Rowe, Pass Christian Mississippi, 1997 Chromogenic print 11 x 14 inches

Harrod Blank

Lance Rowe, Pass Christian Mississippi, 1997

Chromogenic print

11 x 14 inches

Vik Muniz Milan, the Last Supper (from Pictures of Chocolate), 1998-1999 Chromogenic prints 40 x 30 inches eachVik Muniz Milan, the Last Supper (from Pictures of Chocolate), 1998-1999 Chromogenic prints 40 x 30 inches each

Vik Muniz

Milan, the Last Supper (from Pictures of Chocolate), 1998-1999

Chromogenic prints

40 x 30 inches each

Paul Strand Skeleton/Swastika, Connecticut, 1939-1940 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1950's 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inchesPaul Strand Skeleton/Swastika, Connecticut, 1939-1940 Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1950's 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

Paul Strand

Skeleton/Swastika, Connecticut, 1939-1940

Gelatin silver print, printed c. 1950's

9 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

Walker Evans Untitled, n.d. Gelatin silver print 14 x 11 inchesWalker Evans Untitled, n.d. Gelatin silver print 14 x 11 inches

Walker Evans

Untitled, n.d.

Gelatin silver print

14 x 11 inches

Diane Arbus Bishop by the Sea, Santa Barbara, California, 1964 Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 16 inchesDiane Arbus Bishop by the Sea, Santa Barbara, California, 1964 Gelatin silver print, printed later 20 x 16 inches

Diane Arbus

Bishop by the Sea, Santa Barbara, California, 1964

Gelatin silver print, printed later

20 x 16 inches

Andres Serrano Piss Christ, 1987 Chromogenic print 30 x 40 inchesAndres Serrano Piss Christ, 1987 Chromogenic print 30 x 40 inches

Andres Serrano

Piss Christ, 1987

Chromogenic print

30 x 40 inches

Press Release

Bruce Silverstein Gallery presents Jesus Christ Superstar an exhibition of 140 years of Jesus Christ in photography.

 

Jesus Christ Superstar is an incarnation of the exhibition Corpus Christi: Representations of Christ in Photography 1855-2002, conceived by Nissan N. Perez, curator of the Israel Museum. This show investigates how, through the historical lens of photography, artists have worked to solve questions of religion and spirituality using the symbols of Christ within the language of faith. Engaging religious images or images related to religious subjects, these artists share a genuine desire to express conflicts, convictions and perspectives found in the evolutionary mythology of Jesus and the matrix of faith.

 

 

With works by:

Deganit Berest, Harrod Blank, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Nancy Burson, Julia Margaret Cameron, Renée Cox, F. Holland Day, Frantisek Drtikol, Giuseppe Enrie, Bill Eppridge, Elliot Erwitt, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Therese Frare, André Garban, Pesi Girsch, Marc Grubstein, Andrzej Haladuda, Georges Hugnet, Noel Jabbour, Gertrude Kasebier, André Kertész, H. Korff, Rudolf F. Lehnert & Ernst Landrock, Jan van Leeuwen, Annie Leibovitz, Leon Levinstein, Raoef Mamedov, Robert Mapplethorpe, Marinus, Duane Michals, Vik Muniz, Hermann Nitsch, John O’Reilly, Orlan, Martin Parr, Secondo Pia, Andres Serrano, José Maria Sert, Chip Simons, Aaron Siskind, W. Eugene Smith, Paul Strand, Edmund Teske, Joel-Peter Witkin, David Wojnarowicz, Frederick T. Zugibe, MD