The C/O Berlin, the Folkwang Museum in Essen and Sprengel Museum in Hanover present a joint exhibition project to mark the 40th founding anniversary of the Werkstatt für Photographie (Workshop for Photography), established in Berlin in 1976. Each of the three venues will host an exhibition showing the rise of a medium which, inspired by the self-confidence of American photography, was dedicated to an autonomous, artistic authorship. On the basis of multiple perspectives, the project paints a vivid picture of West-German photography in the 1970s and 1980s – complementing the success story of the Dusseldorf School for Photography. In this first cross-municipal collaboration, the three venues convey the history, influences and impact of the legendary Berlin-based photography institution and its protagonists.
Sprengel Museum, Hanover
And Suddenly This Expanse, 11 December 2016 to 19 March 2017
Under the heading And Suddenly This Expanse, the Sprengel Museum in Hanover illustrates how US-American photography made its way to Germany, and explores its significance for the medium’s artistic emancipation within a documentary context. The exhibition is centred around publications, institutions and exhibitions which have been instrumental in fostering a trans-atlantic exchange from the mid-sixties onwards. A particular focus is placed on the now legendary CAMERA magazine – a Swiss photography magazine run by American editor-in-chief Allan Porter.
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