HELGA PARIS

Notizen

EXHIBITION Sep 10 — Dec 18, 2020

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

34,5 x 32 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed 1986

34,5 x 23 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed 1987

35,5 x 23,8 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,7 x 11,1 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

11,2 x 16,7 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Georgien / Georgia, 1982

gelatin silver print, printed 1984

22,9 x 34,3 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Altersheim Gürtelstraße / Old People's Home at Gürtelstraße, 1980

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1986

27,4 x 18,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,5 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

17,1 x 11,4 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

17,5 x 11,5 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

17,4 x 11,4 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,7 x 11,1 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,7 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,8 x 11,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,7 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,3 x 11,1 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,7 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,7 x 11,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,7 x 11,1 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the series 'Women at the Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

17,2 x 11,5 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory'

16,7 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,3 x 10,8 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,8 x 11,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,6 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

17,5 x 11,5 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,8 x 11,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,7 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,9 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,9 x 10,5 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,8 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,1 x 11,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,5 x 11,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,8 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,8 x 11,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

16,8 x 11 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the Series 'Women at Treff-Modelle Clothing Factory', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

17 x 10,7 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Ramona, Kollwitzplatz, Berlin, 1982

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 2002

35,8 x 24 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Selbstportrait / Self Portrait, 1971

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1971

28,6 x 20,9 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from 'The Portfolio: Self Portraits, Berlin 1981-1989'. Portfolio 5

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

30 x 20 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Pauer, aus der Serie 'Berliner Jugendliche' / Pauer, from the series 'Berlin Youths', 1981

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1981

23,1 x 15,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Pauer, aus der Serie 'Berliner Jugendliche' / Pauer, from the series 'Berlin Youths', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1984

23 x 15,3 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Pauer, aus der Serie 'Berliner Jugendliche' / Pauer, from the series 'Berlin Youths', 1982

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1982

23,1 x 15,3 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Colonel, aus der Serie 'Berliner Jugendliche' / Colonel, from the series 'Berlin Youths', 1981

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1981

21,8 x 14,8 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Jenny, aus der Serie 'Berliner Jugendliche' / Jenny, from the series 'Berlin Youths', 1982

gelatin silver print, printed 1982

23,4 x 15,6 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Sven Marquard, aus der Serie 'Berliner Jugendliche' / Sven Marquard, from the series 'Berlin Youths', ca. 1982

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1982

22 x 14,9 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Marek, aus der Serie 'Berliner Jugendliche' / Marek, from the series 'Berlin Youths', 1982

gelatin silver print, printed 1982

23 x 15,4 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Micha Sternal, aus der Serie 'Berliner Jugendliche' / Micha Sternal, from the series 'Berlin Youths', 1983

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983

22,9 x 15,5 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

André, aus der Serie 'Berliner Jugendliche' / André, from the series 'Berlin Youths', 1981

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1981

23,4 x 15,5 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Untitled, from the series 'Houses and Faces, Halle 1983-1985', Portfolio 4, 1983-1985

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

35,5 x 23,9 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

Kinder mit Masken, 1968

gelatin silver print, printed later

33,7 x 22,5 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

Kicken Berlin is starting the fall season with the exhibition Helga Paris. Notizen (Helga Paris. Notes), a cross section of vintage prints from the 1970s and 1980s, modern print images from Paris’s ten-part Mappenwerk — her self-selected canon of works — and as-of-yet-unpublished working prints. One of the most important autonomous voices in East German photography, Paris created portraits of people and places, both from the center of her life in Berlin and several stays in Halle and on her travels through Eastern Europe. With her empathetic, respectful observations of everyday life, Paris is one of the most “important photographers of our time” (Ulrich Domröse). Her works have been acquired by national and international museums and collections alike; the Berlin Academy of Arts dedicated a large retrospective to the artist in 2019. Paris took up photography in the late 1960s first as an autodidact in her private surroundings. Her radius expanded in the following years to include her Berlin neighborhood, Prenzlauer Berg. Her unjudgemental, unspectacular observations of the everyday show people as part of a community and in social interactions and as individuals, such as in her series of Berlin pubs. Her travels in Eastern Europe also shaped her early works: in Transylvania and Georgia the photographer encountered new, self-conscious reactions to her camera and came to create new imagery of confident femininity. Important series such as Berliner Jugendliche (Berlin Youth, 1981/82) and Frauen im Bekleidungswerk VEB Treff-Modelle (Women in the Clothing Factory VEB Treff-Modelle, 1984) deepened her portraiture work. Berliner Jugendliche was Paris’s first major portrait series, in which she captured the young people’s ambivalence and openness. Some of them, such as Pauer, posed for multiple pictures. Paris also depicted the seamstresses at Treff-Modelle with attentive empathy, as individuals in a specific era with its particular social context. Bringing together unpublished working prints and Paris’s hand-selected primary motifs from the series, the exhibition affords a more in-depth look at the photographer’s artistic process. Simultaneously, from 1981 through 1989, Paris also worked on a long-term self-portrait project. With detailed nuances of mood and expression, she reacted continually as though for a visual diary. These performances visually captured both a question and a response: the question of the self and the simultaneous reassurance of the self, the “positioning of the ‘I’ in relation to the tendencies of social subsummation” (Gabriele Muschter).