The exhibition 'Pictures of Germany' by Wilhelm Schürmann will be showing at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover from 14 August to 24 November 2013. Schürmann (born 1946) initially studied Chemistry before becoming a photographer in the early seventies. Alongside his work for various daily newspapers, Schürmann also taught photography. In 1973, he co-founded one the first galleries for photography together with Rudolf Kicken. Today, Wilhelm Schürmann is among the most influential collectors of contemporary art.
Towards the end of the seventies, Schürmann predominantly photographed in the German city of Aachen, as well as in the tri-border region of Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, depicting urban situations in precisely composed images. This latest exhibition – which has been collated from the art collection of the Lower Saxony Savings Bank Trust as well as the Sprengel Museum's own collection – allows visitors to rediscover one of Schürmann's early creative periods.
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