6. May – 15 July 2007
KIT – Kunst im Tunnel, Mannesmannufer 1b, Düsseldorf
Natalie Czech, Martin Denker, Owen Gump, Katlen Hewel, Vanessa Jack, Julia Kernbach, Thomas Neumann, Liza Nguyen, Martina Sauter, Juergen Staack, Robert Voit, Pablo Zuleta Zahr
Dr. Helga Meister
With the kind support of:
IKB Deutsche Industriebank, Landeshauptstadt Düsseldor/KIT- Kunst im Tunnel, NRW-Bank, Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf
With Sputnik, the leap into space began. The artificial satellite is, of course, only a symbol of a new era. In the 50 years since the first space flight, much has also changed for those who have remained faithful to the earth. For Düsseldorf, the year 1957 signifies the birth of the Düsseldorf art scene, for light, energy, the first attempts at celestial art are associated with the name Zero. But 1957 is also the prelude to what was recently described in a Deutschlandfunk contribution as the “German gaze”, the beginning of the Düsseldorf photo scene. 50 years have passed since Bernd Becher’s first photographic typologies.
The view of this exhibition is turned to the future. “New images from the Düsseldorf photo scene” is the theme of the catalogue and exhibition. The third generation comes into focus, which experienced its decisive influence at the Düsseldorf Art Academy under Thomas Ruff.