Kunstsammlungen am Theaterplatz
2. Feb 2020 – 5. Jul 2020

Paris 1930

Else Thalemann, Eiffelturm, um 1930, Silbergelatineabzug, Sammlung Siegert, München, Foto: Christian Schmieder © unbestimmt

Paris 1930
Fotografie der Avantgarde

Man Ray, Brassaï, Florence Henri, André Kertész, Germaine Krull …

The French art critic Waldemar George coined the phrase »l’âge d’or de la photographie« (the golden age of photography) in 1930 when confronted with the diversity and quality of the photography of his time. That »golden age« was marked by a variety of influential avant-garde schools, including Neues Sehen and Surrealism. Its centres were in Berlin and, above all, Paris. The exhibition brings together key works of that era, including works by Man Ray, Brassaï, Florence Henri, André Kertész, and Germaine Krull, from prestigious international collections such as the Siegert Collection, Munich; the Ann and Jürgen Wilde Foundation, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich; the Museum Folkwang, Essen; the Musée national d’art moderne at the Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the Stadtmuseum München. Also on view will be positions which are less known in this country, like that of Jacques-André Boiffard, Eli Lotar, or Jean Painlevé.

Concurrent with the exhibition, select photographs from the Lange Collection and from the historical holdings of the Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz collections by Albert Renger-Patzsch, Friedrich Seidenstücker, and Piet Zwart will be presented.

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Else Thalemann, Eiffelturm, um 1930, Silbergelatineabzug, Sammlung Siegert, München, Foto: Christian Schmieder © unbestimmt
Else Thalemann
Eiffelturm, um 1930
Man Ray (1890–1976), La Ville (Mappe Électricité), 1931, Heliogravüre, Sammlung Siegert, München, Foto: Christian Schmieder © Man Ray 2015 Trust / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Man Ray (1890–1976)
La Ville (Mappe Électricité), 1931
Man Ray (1890–1976), Rayographie (Spirale), 1923 (aus der Mappe Rayographs, 1963), Silbergelatinepapier, Sammlung Siegert, München, Foto: Christian Schmieder © Man Ray 2015 Trust / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020
Man Ray (1890–1976)
Rayographie (Spirale), 1923 (aus der Mappe Rayographs, 1963)
Germaine Krull (1897–1985), Jean Cocteau, 1928/1929, Bromsilbergelatineabzug, Fotografische Sammlung Museum Folkwang, Essen, Foto: Museum Folkwang, Essen © Nachlass Germaine Krull Museum Folkwang Essen
Germaine Krull (1897–1985)
Jean Cocteau, 1928/1929
André Kertész (1894– 1985), Verzerrung #40, 1933, Silbergelatineabzug, Sammlung Siegert, München, Foto: Christian Schmieder © 2020 Estate of André Kertész/Higher Pictures
André Kertész (1894– 1985)
Verzerrung #40, 1933
Florence Henri (1893–1982), Pariser Fenster, 1928, Silbergelatineabzug, Stiftung Ann und Jürgen Wilde, Pinakothek der Moderne, München, Foto: Stiftung Ann und Jürgen Wilde, Pinakothek der Moderne, München © Galleria Martini & Ronchetti, Genova, courtesy Archives Florence Henri
Florence Henri (1893–1982)
Pariser Fenster, 1928