until 21.12. | #2203ARTatBerlin | Kicken Berlin presents since 12th September 2018 the group exhibition HIGHLIGHTS I.
As an autumn exhibition, Kicken Berlin will be showing a selection of iconic 20th century photographs as a dialogue between forms and motifs under the title Highlights I. The camera makes visible what is hidden from the human eye or draws attention to the beauty of everyday life. A close-up of a butterfly’s lobster or the split second of Möwenfug open up fascinating insights into the nature of things. Organic-vegetal forms or serial structures have inspired the artists of New Vision and New Objectivity such as László Moholy-Nagy, Horacio Coppola or the photographers of Ernst Fuhrmann’s Folkwang-Auriga publishing house.
The new views of modernity lead to abstraction, as in Moholy-Nagy’s or Marta Hoepffner’s photograms, which find their echo in Sigmar Polke’s playful photographic exploration of the world. The Bauhaus was a focal point of New Vision, bringing negativprint, close-up or fragmentation as different perspectives as the Gertrud Arndts, Erich Colleins or Umbos on an experimental denominator. To the present day, the effect of this language of forms extends from cut and alienation, as Jitka Hanzlová makes clear.
A selection of portraits summarizes the photographic history of the 20th century in concentrated form. To face modernity is taken literally, thus in the intense, every smallest detail registering portrait of the painter Otto Dix of Hugo Erfurth. Helmar Lerski modeled the worker “heads of everyday life” with light like a sculpture, and the Cologne artist Heinrich Hoerle challenges us as one of the “people of the 20th century” from August Sander’s great typological study of society. With Moholy-Nagy’s portrait by Ellen Frank and “Ruth with Mask” by Umbo, two icons of New Vision are shown. Aenne Biermann and Erwin Blumenfeld, Grit Kallin-Fischer, Heinrich Kühn, Werner Rohde and Otto Steinert complete the overview. With Heinrich Riebesehl and Sibylle Bergemann the bow is beaten until the 1970s.
Exhibition period: Wednesday, 12th September 2018 – Friday, 21st December 2018 & by appointementZu KICKEN BERLIN
Image caption: LÁSZLÓ MOHOLY-NAGY (1895-1946) ‘Pigeons‘, c. 1925-1930, gelatin silver print © Hattula Moholy-Nagy; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2018/Courtesy Kicken Berlin
Exhibition HIGHLIGHTS I – Kicken Berlin | Zeitgenössische Kunst | Contemporary Art | Ausstellungen Berlin | Kunst in Berlin | Galerien Berlin | ART at Berlin