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.