until 12.03. | #3322ARTatBerlin | CAMERA WORK presents from 5th February 2022 the Anton Corbijn exhibition. With more than 30 works, some of them large-format and recently published, the exhibition provides insights into the extensive creative oeuvre of the internationally renowned photographer and film director, who has created portraits in a distinctive visual language in cooperation with arguably the most impressive personalities in the worlds of music, film, art and fashion.
Anton Corbijn was born in Strijen, the Netherlands, in 1955. He took his first photos at the age of 17 and, as an autodidact, was soon able to establish works with the highest recognition value. The coarse-grained photographs reveal a raw and sensual view of the world. Occasionally Corbijn adds glamour to his objects by disguising them, but mostly he uses the great outdoors as his “studio”, his domain. Moreover, documentary photograﬁe has a major influence on his work.
Anton Corbijn in particular has shaped the visual representation of the music world like no other. His haunting, cool look was created primarily within the framework of many years of cooperation with icons such as The Rolling Stones, Nick Cave, Herbert Grönemeyer, Tom Waits, U2 and Depeche Mode. The photo artist has accompanied the latter band for years as art director. Beyond that, there is hardly a great figure in the music business that Corbijn has not portrayed. The exhibition shows photographs of David Bowie, Brian Ferry, Marianne Faithfull, BB King, Frank Zappa, Iggy Pop, Annie Lennox, Jon Bon Jovi, Vanessa Paradis and Brian Eno, as well as photographs of supermodels such as Kate Moss, Helena Christensen, Christy Turlington and Naomi Campbell. Particularly impressive in the exhibition is a portrait of Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher at the Estoril racetrack, where the exceptional athlete in full gear casts an interesting shadow on a nearby wall.
Anton Corbijn has not only achieved international renown as a photographer, he is also extremely successful as a director with “Control” (2007), “The American” (2010), “A Most Wanted Man” (2014) and “Life” (2015), among others. Corbijn has received several awards for his films and photograﬁes. His works are represented in numerous renowned private and museum collections worldwide.
Exhibition dates: Saturday, 5th February to Saturday, 12th March 2022to the gallery
Title image: Anton Corbijn, Steven Spielberg, Los Angeles, 1995
Exhibition Anton Corbijn | Camera Work | Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin | Contemporary Art | Exhibitions Berlin Galleries| ART at Berlin