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Great Expectations

Great Expectations, 2009
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At a time when the world is shaken by the financial crisis, Great Expectations is freely inspired by Edward Steichen’s exhibition The Bitter Years (1961, Moma New York) on the crisis that hit the United States in the 1930s. Great Expectations evokes, through documentary or conceptual photography, the conflicting territory of the contemporary world as seen by reporters, photographers or visual artists of today.

Artists: Vahram Aghasyan, Eric Baudelaire, Frederic Delangle, Martin Eder, Ivan Edeza, Lukas Einsele, Patrick Galbats, Dionisio Gonzalez, Peter Granser, Stanley Greene, Joachim Koester, Laurence Leblanc, Zwelethu Mthethwa, Adi Nes, Suzanne Opton, Ari Saarto, Bruno Serralongue, Melanie Smith, Jules Spinatsch, Sada Tangara, Kai Wiedenhofer


French, English


Paul di Felice, Enrico Lunghi, Rolf Sachsse, Pierre Stiwer


Great Expectations – Contemporary photography looks at today’s Bitter Years

28.03 – 14.06.2009, Casino Luxembourg

Pages (in 2 volumes)

112 pages, 21×17,8 cm

Published by

Casino Luxembourg – Forum d’art contemporain, Luxembourg, 2009


Mich Welfringer, Type & Graphic Design, Paris/Luxembourg

ISBN 978-2-919893-77-7



Collective books