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A Retrospective

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Olivier, Quartier Vienot, Marseille, July 21, 2000 C-print 49-5/8 X 42-1/8 In. © Rineke Dijkstra
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Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 26, 1992, 1992 Chromogenic Print; Courtesy the Artist © Rineke Dijkstra
A Retrospective

151 3rd St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
February 18th, 2012 - May 28th, 2012
Opening: February 18th, 2012 11:00 AM - 5:45 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://www.sfmoma.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
SOMA
EMAIL:  
commassistant@sfmoma.org
PHONE:  
415.357.4000
OPEN HOURS:  
Thu 10-9; Fri-Tue 10-5
TAGS:  
photography

DESCRIPTION

In works of classical simplicity and remarkable psychological depth, Dutch artist Rineke Dijkstra presents a contemporary take on the genre of portraiture. Whether adolescents, soldiers, or new mothers, Dijkstra is fascinated by people in states of significant transition. Her sensitive pictures generate a monumental sense of presence, not only in how they record the details of an individual's physical appearance, but also in how they illuminate subtly shifting inner states. The scale and ambition of Dijkstra's photographs connects them to a Dutch tradition of portraiture stretching back to Rembrandt and Frans Hals. Bringing together 70 large-scale color photographs and five video installations, this is the artist's first major retrospective in the United States.