Deutsche Bank Luxemburg
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L - 1115 Luxembourg
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25. April 2013 – 30. Juni 2013
Öffnungszeiten: Montag bis Freitag 9.00 - 17.00 Uhr
Bernd and Hilla Becher and their followers.
With work by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse and Thomas Struth. Deutsche Bank Collection. Kuratorin: Dr. Ute Bopp-Schumacher.
The exhibition features photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher as well as selected work from the first generation of their photography class at the Düsseldorfer Kunstakademie. The sober, matter of fact visual representation and the precise recording of details and structures are the legacy of the Bechers, and characterize also the work of their alumni.
Bernd and Hilla Becher started their systematic investigation of functional buildings and industrial plants, such as blast furnaces, water towers or silos toward the end of the 1950s. The style of their body of work recorded entirely in black and white is frontal and devoid of any light or shadow effects. Today, many of the buildings do not exist anymore, which confers an important cultural and historical dimension to their images marked by an encyclopedic scope.
The former Becher students Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse and Thomas Struth cover a wide range of subjects, from portraits (Thomas Ruff), to landscape (Axel Hütte) or interiors (Candida Höfer) to Gursky’s “Allover” scenes from the stock exchange in Singapore.