In collaboration with the Cultural Ministry of Hilden and ‘zone B’ in Berlin, after “Menschen im Bild”, the artists’ space will present another high-brow exhibition of contemporary photography at Gewerbepark-Süd.
Vernissage: 16.09.07, 11 a.m.
Welcoming: mayor Günter Scheib
Introduction: PD Dr. Andreas Steffens (university Kassel)
Kunstraum im Gewerbepark - Süd, Hofstraße 64, Hilden, Germany
16.09. - 14.10.07
Finissage: 14.10.07, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Gosbert Adler,Katrin Amft,Eva Bertram,Antje Dorn,Françis Dumas,Erich vom Endt,André Grossmann,Britta Huntemann,Marc Grümmert,Jitka Hanzlová,Volker Heinze,Klaus Küster,Eric Le Ménédeu,Thanh Long,Dolorès Marat,Knut Wolfgang Maron,Heidi Schneekloth,Kenneth van Sickle,Petra Wegener,Janet Zeugner
The exhibition presents a selection of contemporary photography. Spanning over three generations of internationally reknowned artists, whose works are represented in the important museum collections (Folkwang Museum, Ludwig Museum, State Gallery of Stuttgart, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Museum New York, European Photography Museum Paris), and who were awarded prestigious prizes (Otto-Steinert Prize, Clarles Pratt Memorial Award, Leopold Godowsky Award, Fotosommer Stuttgart). The participants of the younger generation are also recipients of scholarships (Krupp Scholarship, Scholarship of Hanseatic City of Rostock) and included in numerous exhibitions within the group “Absage and die Wirklichkeit”.
“Hauptstrom” (Main Current) presents photography that finds its foundations itself in the opposition to a documentary or other forms of photography attempting to portray reality. Diverse aesthetic temperaments and technical productions methods all join in the ‘current’ of contemporary photography in the way that they align themselves with the traditions of the international avant garde photography of the 20s and 30s and the ‘subjective photography’ of the past century. Where it all comes together through the collective stance that creates images using all the technical possibilities available today in which a unique manifestation of a collective reality is realized.
Thus a multifaceted demonstration of an ‘alternative’ photography – one that opposes the globalized civilization of electronic mass media as an aesthetic assertion of a new subjectivity.
A catalogue will be produced in conjunction with the exhibition.