The largest solo exhibition by the Berlin-based artist, who is best known for his oversized, often drastic drawings.
The exhibition [Space] Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography in the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg encompasses some 50 photographers with around 350 works that will be shown during the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg under the theme Breaking Point/Space between 8 June and 21 October 2018.
The Hamburger Kunsthalle owns an important collection of international contemporary art from the 1960s to the present. One of the museum’s central missions is to preserve its collection for future generations and to continue to expand it through acquisitions and gifts. At the same time, it is a great pleasure to keep the collection alive and accessible to our visitors by presenting the works in changing constellations. HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION tells of the joy of working with such a rich collection, highlighting its narrative abundance and diversity. HONEY, I REARRANGED THE COLLECTION – originally the title of a work group by the American artist Allen Ruppersberg – is a cordial invitation to (re)discover the Hamburger Kunsthalle’s collection of contemporary art. The large-scale presentation has been conceived to span a period of three years, with each year dedicated to a central realm of human knowledge and experience. The first exhibition addresses the relationship between people and things, the second will focus on interpersonal relationships, and the last on how we relate to the space that surrounds us.
The urban space − the city life that we directly experience − is one of the most fascinating subjects in photography. The exhibition [Space] Street. Life. Photography. Seven Decades of Street Photography in the House of Photography at the Deichtorhallen Hamburg encompasses some 50 photographers with around 350 works that will be shown during the Triennial of Photography in Hamburg under the theme Breaking Point/Space between 8 June and 21 October 2018. The exhibition marks a breaking point in street photography: all the participating photographers have long since emancipated themselves from Cartier-Bresson’s »decisive moment« and continued to pioneer new approaches to the genre. In a direct and lively dialogue, contemporary photographers will encounter icons of photographic history. Masters of street photography such as Diane Arbus, Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, William Klein, and Martin Parr will be presented alongside young international artists such as Maciej Dakowicz, Mohamed Bourouissa, Ahn Jun, Doug Rickard, and Harri Pälviranta. The exhibition will be divided into seven thematic groups: Street Life, Crashes, Public Transfer, Urban Space, Lines and Signs, and Anonymity and Alienation. The city and street life thus allow for a wide variety of possible approaches to presentation, which will enable visitors to examine public space in the past and today. […]