Photo Exhibitions

PERSPECTIVES: The new photography collection

PERSPECTIVES: The new photography collection

For the first time an art exhibition in Düsseldorf is dedicated to photography from its early stages through to this day and sets out to unravel the medium’s many facets. This is made possible by the Kunstpalast’s acquisition in December 2018 of more than 3,000 photographs from the collection of Galerie Kicken. In the show comprising around 200 works, avant-garde…
PERCEPTIONS: People in American Photography

PERCEPTIONS: People in American Photography

The exhibition “PERCEPTIONS” features works by American photographers, which concern themselves with issues like human contact, corporeality, intimacy as well as fragility. The photographs explore problems of everyday topics and situations, the necessity of which are made clear to us only at times marked by restrictions, distancing, and isolation. “PERCEPTIONS” aims to draw attention to the importance of the relationship…
Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories

Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories

The exhibition “Untold Stories” is the first show curated by Peter Lindbergh himself. The photographer, who was born in 1944 and grew up in Duisburg, worked on the presentation for two years and completed it immediately before his death in early September 2019. Peter Lindbergh Untold Stories Exhibition: 20 June – 1 November 2020 Museum Kunst & Gewerbe Steintorplatz 20099…
Gilbert Garcin: Existence is Elsewhere

Gilbert Garcin: Existence is Elsewhere

Gilbert Garcin’s photographs engage us as philosophical archaeology, as surrealist theater, and as contemporary allegory. The artist himself, often portrayed in a dark overcoat, serves as an every-person character, his works honed upon humanity’s current, perhaps timeless, crisis of conscience: the unbearable frictions of our relationships to ourselves and one another in an overwhelmingly complex and interconnected world. Garcin’s dream-like…
Josef Koudelka: Industries

Josef Koudelka: Industries

Josef Koudelka started using a camera in panoramic format in 1986 while participating in the multi-photographer mission set by the Land Development and Regional Action Delegation, more commonly known as DATAR, whose objective was to “represent the French landscape of the 1980s”. He thus crisscrossed France, then the entire world, to take stock of modern humanity’s influence on landscape. This…
Baldwin Lee: Black Americans in the South

Baldwin Lee: Black Americans in the South

When Baldwin Lee first arrived in the south, he did not know what he would photograph. He took a 2,000-mile exploratory trip on the back roads photographing anything that interested him with his 4 x 5-inch view camera. “My subjects included landscapes, cityscapes, close-up details, night studies, interiors of commercial and residential buildings, and portraits of people—white and black, old…
Ted Witek: Power of Femininity

Ted Witek: Power of Femininity

Ted Witek was born and raised in the United States (Connecticut) and has since lived in Germany, Portugal and Canada. He now resides in Toronto and Lisbon. Having the artistic good fortune to travel widely, his photographs illustrate several chapters of his life. Ted’s work displays a unique visual curiosity and the ability to capture what might otherwise be passed…
Analogien: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Peter Weller, August Sander

Analogien: Bernd & Hilla Becher, Peter Weller, August Sander

Remarkable pictures and sources of inspiration for Bernd and Hilla Becher are the focus of the presentation and at the same time enter into a dialogue with selected works by the photographer couple. The photographs of Peter Weller (b.1868 in Hommelsberg, d.1940 in Düsseldorf) and August Sander (b.1876 in Herdorf, d.1964 in Cologne) already inspired Bechers in the 1960s. While…
Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash

Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash

Photographs of Michigan’s sprawling coastlines are the focus of a new exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), Michigan’s Great Lakes: Photographs by Jeff Gaydash open from November 16, 2019 through May 3, 2020. In his images of Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior as well as Lake St. Clair and the Detroit and St. Clair Rivers, Gaydash’s large,…
Ida Wyman: Ida Wyman: Life With A Camera

Ida Wyman: Ida Wyman: Life With A Camera

Ida Wyman was one of the defining artists of early street photography that helped shape how we look at our world. Wyman’s photographic vignettes of life in urban centers and small towns in the United States, taken during the mid-twentieth century, illuminate the historical moment while providing a deeply humanist perspective on her subjects. The daughter of Jewish immigrants from…
Justyna Badach: Asymmetric Warfare

Justyna Badach: Asymmetric Warfare

Asymmetric Warfare presents the work of Justyna Badach, who examines how modern-day military propaganda shapes our perceptions of war and conflict. The exhibition presents work from two ongoing projects: Land of Epic Battles and Proxy War, in which Badach uses her computer as a camera to capture screen shots from ISIS recruitment films and the devastation resulting from the “War…
Photographs from the Berlin University of the Arts 1850

Photographs from the Berlin University of the Arts 1850

Paragons Afterimages, the exhibition title refers to correlations between images, but also their production, referring to the connections between images and a method of using existing images to produce new ones. In the art schools of the 19th and early 20th centuries, photographs served as models or paragons and were employed purely for teaching purposes. Budding artists used photographic templates…
Toni Schneiders: Schaut Her!

Toni Schneiders: Schaut Her!

Toni Schneiders is one of Germany’s defining photographers. Within the context of the group fotoform and the subjective photography movement, he significantly contributed to the renewal and expansion of the post-1945 avant-garde photographers’ visual language. In his immediate surroundings in the foothills of the Alps and on worldwide trips, Toni Schneiders captured striking moments of reality and life in photographs,…
PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet

PROOF: Photography in the Era of the Contact Sheet

For much of the 20th century, contact sheets (also called proof sheets) were vital to the practice of photography. The rising popularity of roll film encouraged more and more exposures; the best frame would be chosen later. The photographer first saw positive images on the contact sheet, which was marked up for printing and served as a lasting reference. Digital…
Dawoud Bey at Rena Bransten Gallery

Dawoud Bey at Rena Bransten Gallery

Rena Bransten Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of photographer Dawoud Bey, coinciding with the opening of his retrospective Dawoud Bey: An American Project at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art on February 15, 2020 and traveling to the High Museum and the Whitney Museum. The gallery exhibition brings together four distinct bodies of work: Harlem, U.S.A, Black-and-White…
Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories

Peter Lindbergh: Untold Stories

Untold Stories is the first ever survey exhibition curated by Peter Lindbergh himself. Born in 1944 and raised in Duisburg, the German photographer spent two years working on an uncompromising collection of 140 photographs that will offer a deep insight into his extensive oeuvre, spanning from the early 1980’s to the present day. The exhibition celebrates the legacy of Peter…
Wright Morris: The Home Place

Wright Morris: The Home Place

Foam will open 2020 with the first-ever exhibition in the Netherlands of the celebrated American author Wright Morris (1910-1998). As well as being a writer, Morris devoted a short period of his life to photography. In his own distinctive way, he portrayed the poverty and decline that plagued the United States in the 1930s and 40s. He incorporated his photographs…
Senta Simond at Danziger Gallery

Senta Simond at Danziger Gallery

Danziger Gallery is pleased to announce the first American exhibition of work by the young Swiss photographer Senta Simond. Simond’s work focuses on an intimate approach to the female body and portraiture. Her photographs – distinctive in their slightly off-kilter approach to composition and expression – feature a circle of acquaintances and respond to the connection that can occur between…
Alexander Rodchenko: From the Still Art Foundation Collection

Alexander Rodchenko: From the Still Art Foundation Collection

The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography presents an exhibition of photographs by the outstanding Russian avant-garde artist Alexander Rodchenko from the collection of the Still Art Foundation, established by Elena and Mikhail Karisalov. The exhibition will include Rodchenko’s works of different years, from the first photographic experiments of the 1920s to the end of the 1930s. The exhibition will feature…
Michael Kenna: Beyond Architecture

Michael Kenna: Beyond Architecture

Patience and a willingness to be open to new visual possibilities are pre-requisites to fully appreciate Michael Kenna’s new book Beyond Architecture. For over forty five years Kenna’s signature photographic works have concentrated primarily on the relationship between nature and the structures that humans have placed on the earth. “Architecture” can be considered a universal word suggesting all types of…