Date: Oct 21, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017
John G. Zimmerman retrospective opens in Belgium
One More Take
For decades, John G. Zimmerman (1927-2002) photographed hundreds of stories for major magazines such as LIFE, Time and Sports Illustrated. He was a technological pioneer for whom there was no such thing as an impossible photograph. As one of the ‘Mad Men’ of the 1960s-1970s, he produced innovative ad campaigns for clients such as Pepsi, Marlboro and Ford. His massive oeuvre is remarkably diverse and ranges from sports, fashion, music and architecture to politics and the Jim Crow South.
From October 20, 2016 to January 8, 2017, Zimmerman’s multi-faceted work is on display at the Abbots House, a majestic, historical building in the Belgian city of Geraardsbergen. Zimmerman’s modern work is artfully presented within the historical Abbots House, which has remained closed to the public for years until this exhibit. His work is also placed in dialogue with that of several well-known contemporary Belgian artists such as Floris Vanhoof and Emmanuel Van der Auwera. These juxtapositions highlight the continuing relevance of Zimmerman’s work in surprising ways.
The City of Geraardsbergen is proud to present ‘One More Take.” As an avid supporter of modern and contemporary art, the city has collaborated with a team of experienced curators from across East Flanders on the exhibit: Wim Lambrecht Dr. Arne De Winde, Lieven Van Speybroeck and Lisa Bilterijst. It is the shared ambition of all to introduce Zimmerman’s classic American photographs to a new, international audience.
For more about the exhibition: https://www.facebook.com/zimmermanexpo/
In conjunction with the exhibition, Hannibal Publishing has released a lavish, new photobook, America in Black and White: Selected Photographs of John G. Zimmerman, available now in Europe (http://www.uitgeverijkannibaal.be/america-in-black-and-white) and in March 2017 in the U.S.