Thomas Struth, photographe allemand, né à Geldern en 1954.
Struth a commencé à étudier la peinture à l'Académie de Düsseldorf avec Klaus Rinke puis, à partir de 1976, la photographie avec Bernd Becher. La photographie l'amène à interroger des situations historiques, sociales et culturelles.
En 1978, il commence à photographier les espaces de la vie citadine dans différentes villes de l'Amérique du Nord, de l'Europe de l'Ouest et du Japon. Ces photographies, en grand format et sans présence humaine, ont l'apparence d'une grande clarté, mais leur structure chaotique révèle les relations entre espace urbain, groupe social et représentation de l'inconscient. Struth s'est aussi attaché à réaliser des portraits familiaux, des études de fleurs ainsi qu'une série sur les musées qui manifeste le rapport entre espace photographique et héritage de l'espace pictural. Actualité Top 10 des photographies les plus chères de 2016 Alors Paris Photo vous a plu ? De quoi vous donner l'envie d'avoir votre propre collection d'oeuvres d'art ? Un conseil : achetez contemporain.
C'est en tout cas ce qu'on retient du classement des dix photos les plus chères de l'année 2016 publié sur le site Artprice. Le constat est frappant : seule une photo historique de Gustave le Gray occupe une place dans ce classement, dominé par l'art contemporain.
N°1: Richard Prince (qui est également N°2, N°3, N°5 et N°7)
Sans surprise, le photographe américain Richard Prince tient la moitié du classement et se paye le luxe d'occuper, à lui seul, le podium. Célèbre pour ses « re-photographies », il était d&eacut... Actualité L'Insensé BERLIN & CO Pourquoi ? Quelle est la capitale européenne qui connaît aujourd’hui une prodigieuse effervescence artistique ? Berlin.
Quel est le pays qui a le plus d’écoles de photographie prestigieuses dans le monde ? l’Allemagne.
Quel est le magazine qui, chaque année, fait un état des lieux d’un pays à travers sa culture photographique ? L’Insensé Photo.
Vous l’aurez bien sûr deviné, le numéro de L’Insensé Photo, à paraître le 29 septembre 2009, est un spécial : « Berlin & Co, les photographes allemands ».
Comment ? Effectivement, il n’y a pas plus riche en photographie que cette culture si exigeante, au passé conceptuel et à l’avenir ouvert. 50 photo... Livre Thomas Struth Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 2009 The irreconcilable coexistence of two nations determines every aspect of reality... No image exists that overcomes this division.
This book brings together sixteen photographs made by Thomas Struth in Israel and the Israeli-occupied West Bank in 2009, 2011 and 2014. Struth continued his practice of creating singular images, each within one of the strictly segregated subject fields he has developed through his career: street photographs, portraits, landscapes and photographs of high technology. Each image carries the enduring complexity and visual distillation of human experience for which Struth is known. Approaching the sheer diversity and quiddity of the inhabited world, he attempts to represent what he has referred to as “a particle of the conflict of the region”, to photograph, fragment b... Livre Thomas Struth photographs 1978-2010
Life-sized images of tourists enraptured by art, intimate family portraits, epic panoramas of colossal technology projects and quiet pictures of empty streets, are all in the first UK survey of German artist Thomas Struth, one of the most important photographers of the late 20th century.
Picturing subjects as diverse as places of worship, jungles and research laboratories, Struth once compared the space shuttle programme to the construction of the medieval cathedrals. His photographs reveal the cultural, psychological and historical undercurrents beneath the surface of modernity.
Tracing the architectural history of ordinary city streets Struth also charts the increasing uniformity of global development. While people are absent from his street scenes of Düsseldorf, Naples or New York, they take centre s... Livre Une première approche encyclopédique de l'Ecole de Düsseldorf
L’Ecole de Düsseldrof depuis les années 80 s’est imposée sur la scène internationale comme un centre artistique de recherche essentiel pour ce qui est de la photographie plastique contemporaine. Non sans lien avec les partis pris de l’art conceptuel, sont apport s’est caractérisé par le refus de toute narration et effet de fiction, au service d’une pure dénotation de l’état des choses. Cet ouvrage retrace les richesses et la diversité des approches de cette école en trois temps : d’abord par une étude du couple considéré comme à l’origine de l’école pour ses créations et son enseignement : Hilla et Bernd Beckert qui, en 1976, donnèrent un toit instit... Livre Thomas Struth - Making Time Le photographe allemand Thomas Struth promène son regard sur les spectateurs des Musées dans son ouvrage Making time. Avec humour et distance, il s’interroge sur la relation entre l’art et son public.
En 1976, Thomas Struth commence un travail minutieux sur l’architecture et sur la rue dans divers endroits du monde. A travers ses photos de rues désertes, il exprime sa vision personnelle de l’espace public, et de l’histoire de l’inconscient collectif.
Cette approche, combinée à l’intérêt que Thomas Truth porte à la peinture depuis ses études aux Beaux-Arts, l’ont amené à initier une série sur les Musées. En se questionnant sur la représentation institutionnelle des œu... Livre Thomas Struth - New Pictures from Paradise Each of Thomas Struth's "paradises" is a piece of nature devoted to a specific overarching theme. In his photographs measuring up to 9 by 11 feet in size, Struth draws the viewer into the magical semidarkness of forests and jungles, the impenetrable and yet bright green of the trees, bushes, and undergrowth, of tropical plants, rampant jungle vegetation, and mossy brooks. Struth found his paradises in China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and Germany, where he discovered suitable material in the forests of Bavaria.
This book contains the entire series of 25 photographs as full-page plates. In their essays, psychologist Ingo Hartmann and art historian Hans Rudolf Reust each shed light from their own particular angle on our current understanding of so-called untamed nature, its exploitation and mystification, not t... Vente Vente : « Shalom Shpilman Collection - Part II » En raison des événements tragiques de vendredi dernier à Paris, la vente aux enchères « Shalom Shpilman Collection - Part II » a été reprogrammée au vendredi 20 novembre à 16h au salon Christie's de Paris.
Les fonds récoltés seront reversés au Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP). Composée de 210 photographes contemporains, modernistes et surréalistes, cette collection se concentre sur l'abstraction et la question de la perception. Elle rassemble les travaux de grands artistes tels Man Ray, Dora Maar, Moholy Nagy, Thomas Struth, Gerhard Richter et Walead Beshty.
... Vente Shalom Shpilman Collection Auctions: Friday 13 November at 7pm | Saturday 14 November at 4pm
Lot 241, DORA MAAR (1907-1997), Les années vous guettent, 1936
Sold over two days, this important collection from the Shpilman Institute for Photography (SIP) is composed of 210 modernist, surrealist and contemporary photographs. Focused on abstraction and the question of perception, it gathers the works of the greatest artists of their generation, such as Man Ray, Dora Maar, Moholy Nagy, Thomas Struth, Gerhard Richter and Walead Beshty.
For over a decade the SIP has held important exhibitions of modernist photographs exhibitions and is dedicated to the promotion of the medium in Israel as well as abroad, to benefit all communities. The proceeds of these two sales will be devoted to education and research p... Vente Online auction Artnet Auctionsis pleased to present German Photography, an auction that celebrates the strong aesthetic of the Düsseldorf School of Photography and the top Contemporary German photographers.
© Danica Dakic
La Grande Galerie - 2004
The monumental post-industrial style and crystalline coolness of German photographers has had a profound and enduring influence on contemporary photography. This auction features works affirming this influence by Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff, Candida Höfer, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Struth, and Wolfgang Tillmans, among others.
© Götz Diergarten
Untitled (Ravenoville), 2000
© Bernd and Hilla Becher
Industrial Facades, Steubenville, West Virginia, USA, 1987
... Vente VAN HAM - Auction Photographs of the 19th, 20th and 21st Century
In the upcoming Photography Sale at VAN HAM Fine Art Auctioneers on June 14 in Cologne, the renowned photographers Bernd und Hilla Becher will be represented by a typography of ten “Industriebauten” (Industrial Buildings). The group is a rare edition from the City Museum in Mönchengladbach, dating to 1968 (Estimate: 15,000 – 18,000 euros).
© Höfer, Candida. "Teatro Colón Buenos Aires" 2006
In contemporary photography, two of Becher’s students are also well represented. Candida Höfer's work “Teatro Colón Buenos Aires I 2006“ is the highlight of VAN HAM’s photography sale this spring. The monumental work is sized at 200 x 304 cm and seems to entrance the viewer with the space it port... Vente Auction Photographs at Sotheby's Sotheby's May 2010 auction of Photographs features remarkable works from all periods of the history of photography.
Amongst the highlights of the sale is an exquisite albumen print of the eminent La Villette, rue Asselin, fille publique faisant le quart devant sa porte, 1921 by the famous and acclaimed early 20th century French photographer Eugène Atget.
The modern section comprises an intriguing group of vintage prints from the estate of the German avant-garde photographer Heinz Hajek-Halke. The collection is headed by two vintage silver prints from the Black and White Nudes series (1930-36) and includes a selection of photo-montages and abstract experimental studies from the 1930s and 1940s.
Furthermore, the Property from an Important French Collection includes significant works by such outstanding figure... Vente Auction Photographs Bonhams' London Photographs department will hold its inaugural auction on 20th May, at 2pm, at the New Bond Street galleries, offering a broad range of photographic imagery - from the 19th century to the present day - at a wide and accessible range of prices.
- Thomas Struth's 'The Ma Family, 1996' (£12,000-18,000)
- 'Femme dans la Baignoire, 2003' from Elina Brotherus' The New Painting series (£7,000-9,000)
- A strong section of fashion imagery including works by Horst P. Horst, Norman Parkinson, Lillian Bassman and Terence Donovan
- A superb example from Josef Koudelka's Gypsy series (£5,000-7,000)
- A set of four Graffiti by Brassaï
- An excellent copy of George Hugnet's 'La Septième Face du Dé, 1936' (£10,000-15,000)
- A series of lots by Grac... Exposition Exhibition : Thomas Struth «Nature & Politics»
Thomas Struth is one of the most well-known contemporary artists. For the first time his work can be seen at Martin-Gropius-Bau in Berlin. 35 photographs from the years 2005 to 2016 will be exhibited. The motives are industrial production plants, operation rooms and research laboratories or amusement parks. In his photographs of the last few years, Struth examines how ambition and human imaginative worlds can become spatial, objectified reality. Unemotionally and matter-of-factly, they show us highly complex apparatus, structures and constructions that shape our times, but are mostly inaccessible to the public eye.
TOKAMAK ASDEX UPGRADE INTERIOR 2, MAX PLANCK IPP, GARCHING, 2009. © Thomas Struth
Industrial production plants, research laboratories and opera... Exposition The exhibition for Hilla Becher : « The Typological View » Press release :
The Typological View—Exhibition for Hilla Becher
An exhibition by Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur
Im Mediapark 7, 50670 Cologne
With photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Max Becher and Andrea Robbins, as well as by Boris Becker, Laurenz Berges, Natascha Borowsky, Wendelin Bottländer, Frank Breuer, Susanne Brodhage, Ralf Brueck, Götz Diergarten, Volker Döhne, Chris Durham, Elger Esser, Claudia Fährenkemper, Anna Ferrer, Bernhard Fuchs, Ulrich Gambke, Edith Glischke, Claus Goedicke, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Manfred Jade, Jörg Paul Janka, Christof Klute, Matthias Koch, Christian Konrad, Yoonjean Lee, Katharina Mayer, Ralph Müller, Thomas Neumann, Simone Nieweg, Tata Ronkholz, Martin Rosswog, Thomas Ruff, Jörg... Exposition Exhibition : « On Curbstone Jewels and Cobblestones »
On Curbstone Jewels and Cobblestones is the second part of an exhibition series on Chinese contemporary art in the context of the Daimler Art Collection. Complementing the first part, which focused on conceptual approaches and video artworks, the second part offers a dialogue of sculptural/installation, and photographic artworks.
Wu Hao, Rolling Gate No. 6, 2014
Daimler Art Collection, Stuttgart/Berlin
Photo: Courtesy Magician Space, Beijing
Under thematic headings and referencing their own biographies, fifteen artists from seven nations address the implications of globalization, and look for substantial answers to the issues of our time. In various media, and in documentary or in fictional form, the artists discuss and showcase aspects of urbanization, commercialization, and social issues.
... Exposition Exhibition : « The Order of Things » from The Walther Collection The Walther Collection presents "The Order of Things: Photography from The Walther Collection", a major exhibition exploring how the organization of photographs into systematic sequences or typologies has affected modern visual culture. The Order of Things investigates the production and uses of serial portraiture, conceptual structures, vernacular imagery, and time-based performance in photography from the 1880s to the present, bringing together works by artists from Europe, Africa, Asia, and North America. Curated by Brian Wallis, former Chief Curator at the International Center of Photography in New York, the exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Steidl/The Walther Collection.
Throughout the modern era, photography has been enlisted to classify the world and its people. Driven by a be... Exposition OPEN RHAPSODY : a Journey into Photography and Video Collections Fragment de réalité, empreinte lumineuse, témoin support de notre histoire personnelle et collective, médium artistique, la photographie est actrice de nos pratiques sociales. Elle est une forme qui habite et construit notre regard, un support de nos projections imaginaires. Depuis sa création au milieu du XIXème siècle, elle a profondément modifié l’expérience de la vision, de l’espace et du temps, en fondant une nouvelle relation avec le continuum du réel. Tarek Nahas, souhaitant partager sa passion pour l’image photographique avec le grand public, a imaginé et organisé Open Rhapsody. Cette exposition présente un ensemble de photographies et de vidéos, comptant parmi les démarches artistique... Exposition LANDSCAPE IN MY MIND In spring 2015, the Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien is presenting a comprehensive exhibition showing positions in contemporary landscape photography. »Landscape in my Mind« is a mental journey through different imaged articulations of the concept of landscape. The focus will be on contemporary neo-Pictorialist strategies: painterly tableaus in monumental format are placed in contrast to the sober objectivity of conventional black-and-white photos.
Güterweg Dobring (Straßen und Wege), 2005
C-Print, 28 x 28 cm
Courtesy Bernhard Fuchs
© Bernhard Fuchs / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn und Bildrecht, Wien, 2014
Thus Elger Esser, for instance, does not see himself primarily as an artist-photographer, but as a picture-maker and landscape painter, who realises his works using phot... Exposition THIS PLACE, The complexity of Israel The complexity of Israel and the West Bank through the eyes of twelve internationally acclaimed photographers.
is a monumental artistic endeavor initiated by photographer Frederic Brenner, who believes that only through the eyes of great artists can we begin to understand the complexities of Israel – its history, its geography, its inhabitants, its daily life – and the resonance it has for people around the world.
Inspired by historical models that gathered artists to ask essential questions about culture, society and individuals, including the Mission Héliographique in 19th-century France and the Farm Security Administration in the United States, Brenner first conceived the idea for the project in 2006. After seeking the advice of a group of international curators, he invited eleven ... Exposition « Ages, portraits of growing older » : an exhibition in Cologne
Taking 15 artistic perspectives as cases in point, the Ages – Portraits of Growing Older exhibition brings together a variety of, serially arranged, portrait projects. The artists from the USA, Japan, the Netherlands, Germany, Finland, Russia, Austria, Poland/France and Switzerland were all born between 1923 and 1979. This allows for the work of several generations of artists to enter into a fascinating dialogue with each other against an international backdrop. The main focus is on photography alongside additional filmic approaches as well as painting.
The artists chosen for this exhibition photographed one and the same person, sometimes themselves, regularly and frequently. No matter whether it is Richard Avedon (1923–2004), who captured pictures of his seriously ill father several times during the l... Exposition Mois de la Photo 2012: exposition de la Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine
« Regards de photographes sur les architectures publiques »
Ce troisième rendez-vous sur la photographie et l’architecture explorera cette année des regards portés sur les édifices publics : bibliothèques, écoles, musées ou gares... Autant d’architectures traversées par les foules et vibrant de la vie qu’elles abritent. Entre recherche esthétique et regards sur la société, des photographes font œuvre de cette architecture vécue, de Gisèle Freund à Thomas Struth ou Cyrille Weiner. Différentes démarches qui, par l’attention portée aux présences, suggèrent d’autres visions de l’architecture.
Cette table ronde réunira des photographes, autour de Michel Poivert, professeur et directeur de l’UFR Histoire de l’Ar... Exposition Photographs 1978-2010 - Thomas Struth
Düsseldorf and Berlin based artist Thomas Struth is among the major representatives of the German photo scene. Numerous exhibitions over the past 15 years in Europe, the US, Japan, China, have earned this native of Germany's Lower Rhine region an international reputation. As early as 1992, Struth's works were on view at the documenta IX in Kassel. While to date only individual work series have been presented publicly, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen now offers the first European representative survey of Struth's production as a whole. The exhibition was organized in collaboration with the Kunsthaus Zürich. The Swiss version will be supplemented to approximately 100 motifs for the Düsseldorf presentation, which will feature a series of recent works, none of which have yet been shown pub... Exposition Inside Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection
The Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation (CIFO) is proud to present Inside Out, Photography After Form: Selections from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection, an exhibition curated by Simon Baker and Tanya Barson from the Tate Modern in London.
Inside Out: Photography After Form includes over 90 photographs from the Ella Fontanals-Cisneros Collection. It is one of a series of exhibitions that is organized on a yearly basis from the collection. For the first time in a few years, the exhibition focuses solely on the medium of photography and includes a significant portion of the photographic holdings from the collection, including many new acquisitions. The exhibition includes works by Uta Barth, Edward Burtynsky, Thomaz Farkas, Candida Höfer, Luisa Lambri, Germán Lorca, Gabriel Orozco, Paulo Pires, Ed Rus... Exposition Korea 2007-2010 - Thomas Struth The first solo exhibition in Korea of the works by a world renowned photographer Thomas Struth (1954-). The exhibition entitled Korea 2007-2010 will showcase photographs he had taken over the last three years during his visits for this project in Korea.
In March 2007, Struth went on a first trip to South Korea. He spent time in the two largest cities, Seoul and Busan, as well as visiting religious and cultural sites, important landscapes and shipyards. At the vast DSME shipyard on Geoje Island, one of the largest in the world, he photographed tankers under construction and an immense semi-submersible drilling rig. Struth made two further visits to South Korea in 2008 and 2010, as well as visiting Pyongyang in North Korea for the first time.
The new body of work can be seen to extend Struth's fascination with comple... Exposition Der Rote Bulli - Stephen Shore and the New Düsseldorf Photography Stephen Shore as the American inspiration for the renown German Becher class ? With this spectacular thesis the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf is focusing for the first time on an important chapter in the recent history of photography: the transatlantic influence on photography in the 1970s and 1980s. Right at the heart of this chapter is a friendship between three artists that was forged in New York in the year 1973. It was in this sprawling American metropolis that the 26-year-old Stephen Shore met the Düsseldorf photographer Hilla Becher, whose typological photographic documentation of water-towers, which she had put together with her husband, Bernd Becher, had gone on display at Ileana Sonnabend’s renowned gallery the previous year. Two years later, Stephen Shore and the Bechers became the only col... Exposition Two views of architecture : the photographic collections of the Fondazione Sa ndretto Re Rebaudengo and the Musée des Monuments Français This exhibition is an opportunity to explore photography of architecture, and is based on the idea of possible comparisons and similarities between two collections, one Italian and one French. The first belongs to a private Italian foundation, the Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. The second belongs to a national institution, the Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, which holds a collection of 19th century art at the Musée des Monuments Français. By looking at these two collections in parallel, the intention is not to show a history of architectural photography, but instead to create a dialogue between two collections which, as far as 19th century art is concerned, share a common theme and ask important questions about the very principle of collection, which happens to be the theme of ... Exposition Architectures en regard : les collections photographiques de la Fondation Sandretto Re Rebaudengo et du musée des Monuments français Cette exposition propose d’observer et de s’interroger sur la photographie aujourd’hui dite d’architecture en prenant comme règle du jeu les rapprochements possibles ou les similitudes entre deux collections, l’une italienne et l’autre française. La première est issue de la collection photographique d’une fondation italienne privée, la Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo. La seconde est celle d’une institution publique, la Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine, conservant un fonds d’artiste du xıxe siècle au musée des Monuments français.
Au travers de cette mise en regard, il ne s’agit pas ici de montrer une histoire de la photographie d’architecture mais davantage de créer un... Exposition Summer Loves This exhibition is based on the idea of 'infatuations' that can affect both photographers and exhibition curators. People often suppose that museums make choices as objectively as possible, but actually this is far from from the truth. Just as an artist may feel physically and emotionally attracted to a particular subject, the collector or curator might also have a ‘crush’ on a certain work. The term ‘the infatuated camera’ comes from the title of a 1971 film by Ed van der Elsken, De Verliefde Camera, a compilation of travel clips previously filmed by him. This exhibition has been assembled in a similar way; photographs and film rushes from the present day contrast with excerpts and impressions from the previous century. Works have been seemingly casually arranged according to summery themes: hang... Exposition Landscape without Horizon Near and Far in Contemporary Photography Curator: Bettina Paust
Of great interest today, landscape photography is generally characterised by the horizon as an aid to perception. Within the international discourse on contemporary landscape photography, the present exhibition is the first to focus on those artistic visions which, each in its own way, mask and eliminate the horizon as the line separating earth from sky.
The process of perceiving and experiencing land as landscape is a phenomenon that originated in the art of the early modern age. Ever since the Renaissance, Western artists have employed perspective with its prominent horizon as a method to depict the threedimensional world. From the beginning of the twentieth century, however, this pattern of perception and representation has been transcended, as numerous artistic developments show.
In ph... Exposition M+B to host Elton John AIDS Foundation Exhibition April 24, 2009 – The Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) announced today the publication of its first Photography Portfolio to benefit urgently needed grant-making initiatives supporting innovative HIV prevention programs, efforts to eliminate AIDS-related discrimination and stigma, and direct care services. “The Portfolio is a way for us to connect with the visual arts world, which has always been at the forefront in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and it is proof that artists continue to care,” said Scott Campbell, Executive Director of the Foundation.
The result of a very happy marriage between two of Sir Elton’s greatest passions, collecting photographic art and raising money for the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the Portfolio includes some of the most outstanding international names: Nan Go... Exposition Thomas Struth - Photography exhibition The Museum of Cycladic Art is proud to host the first solo exhibition in a museum in Greece, by the internationally acclaimed German photographer Thomas Struth. The exhibition will consist of a total of 29 works ranging from his whole body of work.
The exhibition includes photographs from his Streets and Landscape series, the Paradise series, and the acclaimed Museums and Chapels series. The Streets in the 70s with the black and white, small scale frontal, precise and objective photographs of deserted streets in Europe and America, is a series Struth worked on after studying at the Dusseldorf Academy with the Bechers. The exhibition includes a whole range of works like Dusseldorf, 1979, Corso Vittorio Emanuelle, Naples, 1988 and works from Struth's later cityscapes, where the viewer is confronted with an architectural... Exposition Urban Spaces Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer , Axel Hütte, Thomas Ruff , Thomas Struth Fundación Proa presents the exhibition Urban Spaces: Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Thomas Ruff, Thomas Struth. The show analyzes the evolution on the concept of the city in contemporary culture through the ideas and images produced by the artists of the so called Düsseldorf School of Photography: Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth.
Curated by Ludovico Pratesi, in collaboration with Benedetta Carpi De Resmini, the exhibition is composed by 45 works produced from the early eighties until recent times. It is designed to take the visitor first through the artists' early works -those produced during their formative years- and continuing with their most recent body of work, in which an individual selection from each artist emphasizes their st... Exposition EAST (for the record) - Carte Blanche VI: VNG Verbundnetz Gas AG The sixth exhibition in the scope of the Carte Blanche project of the GfZK presents the current expansion of the photographic collection of VNG - Verbundnetz Gas AG and a cross-section of its collection of paintings and graphic art.
The photo collection of Verbundnetz Gas AG is one of the most significant collections of contemporary photographic art in Germany. It is a reflection of a period of social transition, documenting the radical political, economic and social changes that took place in the former GDR between 1992 and 2000. This detailed insight into the recent history of Germany has a focus upon landscape and industry, based largely upon a comparative view of the periods before and after 1989. However, key historic events of autumn 1989 have remained outside of the spotlight thus far. Viewed from different bio...