In Deutschland: reloaded (II)

EXHIBITION Apr 30 — Dec 16, 2016

PETRA WUNDERLICH (* 1954)

Carrara, Italy, 1989

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1989

42,5 x 59,5 cm

© Petra Wunderlich VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

SIBYLLE BERGEMANN (1941–2010)

Marx-Engels-Denkmal, Bildhauer: Ludwig Engelhardt, Gummlin, Usedom, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Dezember 1980, 1980

gelatin silver print, printed later

36,2 x 53,9 cm

© Nachlass Sibylle Bergemann; Ostkreuz / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

KARL-LUDWIG LANGE (* 1949)

Leipziger Platz (aus der Serie 'Stadtbild 2000'), 2000

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 2000

34,7 x 43,9 cm

© Karl-Ludwig Lange / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GABRIELE & HELMUT NOTHHELFER (* 1945; * 1945)

Kundgebung zum Tag der deutschen Einheit auf dem Theodor-Heuss-Platz, Berlin / German Unity Day Demonstration, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, Berlin, 1975

gelatin silver print, gold-toned, printed ca. 1975

21,3 x 29,4 cm

© Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GABRIELE & HELMUT NOTHHELFER (* 1945; * 1945)

Junger Mann mit Matrosenkragen auf dem "Fest der Generationen" vor dem Reichstagsgebäude, Berlin / Young Man with Sailor Blouse at "Fest der Generationen" in front of the Reichstag building, Berlin, 1984

gelatin silver print, gold-toned, printed ca. 1984

29,4 x 20,8 cm

© Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GABRIELE & HELMUT NOTHHELFER (* 1945; * 1945)

Junger Polizist mit Spiegelbrille, Berlin / Young Police Offcer with Refective Sunglasses, Berlin, 1975

gelatin silver print, gold-toned, printed ca. 1975

20,5 x 29,4 cm

© Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GABRIELE & HELMUT NOTHHELFER (* 1945; * 1945)

Überbauter Bunker, Pallasstraße, Berlin / Overbuilt Bunker, Pallasstraße, Berlin, 1981

gelatin silver print, gold-toned, printed ca. 1981

28,7 x 20,8 cm

© Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GABRIELE & HELMUT NOTHHELFER (* 1945; * 1945)

Sommerfest der Synagoge, Berlin-Mitte / Berlin-Mitte Synagogue Summer Fete, 2001

gelatin silver print, gold-toned, printed ca. 2001

29,5 x 21,1 cm

© Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Notizen, 1984-1985

artist's book containing 103 gelatin silver prints, printed ca. 1984-1985, book made 1986

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Meissen, aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Meissen, from the series 'Notizen, 1985

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,4 x 19,7 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Dessau, Bahnhof, aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Dessau Station, from the series 'Notizen, 1985

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,3 x 19,7 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Berlin, Stargarder Str., aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Berlin, Stargarder Str., from the series 'Notizen', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,3 x 19,7 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Berlin, Werner-Seelenbinder-Halle, aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Berlin, Werner-Seelenbinder-Hall, from the series 'Notizen', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,2 x 19,7 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Berlin, "Klick und Aus", aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Berlin, "Click and Off", from the series 'Notizen', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,2 x 19,6 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Plauen im Vogtland, Deils Hotel, aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Plauen at Vogtland District, Deil's Hotel, from the series 'Notizen, 1984

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,2 x 19,7 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Berlin, Pappelallee, bei Diller, aus der Serie 'Notizen', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,2 x 19,6 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Weimar / Berlin, aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Weimar / Berlin, from the series 'Notizen, 1985

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,3 x 19,7 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Hartmannsdorf, Tomski, aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Hartmannsdorf, Tomski, from the series 'Notizen', 1984

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,2 x 19,7 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Berlin, Betriebspoliklinik EAW, aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Berlin, EAW Industry's Policlinic, from the series 'Notizen, 1985

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,3 x 19,7 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Berlin, Raumerstr., Scheib, aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Berlin, Raumerstr., Scheib, from the series 'Notizen', 1985

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,2 x 19,6 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ULRICH WÜST (* 1949)

Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, Abteilung Kultur, Dänenstr., aus der Serie 'Notizen' / Berlin, Prenzlauer Berg, Cultural Department, Dänenstr., from the series 'Notizen', 1985

gelatin silver print, printed later

13,2 x 19,7 cm

© Ulrich Wüst / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ARNO FISCHER (1927 - 2011)

Ostberlin, Silvester 1989/90 / East Berlin, New Year´s Eve 1989/90, 1989/90

early gelatin silver print

23,1 x 35 cm

© Erbengemeinschaft Arno Fischer / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

15,2 x 22,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

15,4 x 22,6 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

15,2 x 22,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

15,7 x 22,9 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,7 x 15,4 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,5 x 15,3 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,4 x 15,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,4 x 15,3 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,9 x 15,7 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,4 x 15,3 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDI MEISEL (* 1949)

HO-Hotel Fridolin, Lauscha, DDR, 1978

gelatin silver print, printed 2015

36,3 x 23,9 cm

© Rudi Meisel / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

SIMONE NIEWEG (* 1962)

Feld mit Rankgerüsten, Schiefbahn, Rheinland / FIeld with Trellises, Schiefbahn, Rhineland, 2003

c-print, printed 2016

36 x 49 cm

© 2016 Simone Nieweg / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

ARNE SCHMITT (*1984)

Untitled, from the series 'Stadthaus', 2011

6 pigment prints, printed 2016

© Arne Schmitt / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

THOMAS LEUNER (* 1948)

SO36 Kreuzberg - Pause - in: Schwarzes Konzert "Gruftgesänge in schwer metallener Aufmachung" 6.6.1985 / SO36 Kreuzberg - Break - in: Black Concert "Songs from the Vault in Heavy Metal Presentation" 6.6.1985, 1985

gelatin silver print, printed 1990

32 x 48,7 cm

© Thomas Leuner / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

JOCHEM HENDRICKS (* 1959)

Banküberfall / Bank Hold-up, 1973

gelatin silver print, printed 2015

74,5 x 111,5 cm

© Jochem Hendricks; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

PETER PILLER (*1968)

Rasenmähen / Lawn Mowing, 2002-2004

11 digital c-prints, printed ca. 2011

each 24,6 x 24,6 cm

© Archiv Peter Piller / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

SIBYLLE BERGEMANN (1941 - 2010)

Untitled, from the series 'The Monument', 1975-1986

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1975-1986

17,5 x 26,6 cm

© Nachlass Sibylle Bergemann; Ostkreuz / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,5 x 15,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,5 x 15,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,4 x 15,2 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

22,9 x 15,6 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

15,2 x 22,4 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

15,4 x 22,3 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (* 1938)

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

gelatin silver print, printed ca. 1983-1985

15,4 x 22,5 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDI MEISEL (* 1949)

Landwirtschaftliche Produktionsgenossenschaft Bösleben, DDR, 1980

gelatin silver print, printed 2015

24,1 x 36,1 cm

© Rudi Meisel / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDI MEISEL (* 1949)

Kraspothstraße, Zechensiedlung Zollverein, Katernberg, Essen, BRD, 1983

gelatin silver print, printed 2015

24,1 x 36,1 cm

© Rudi Meisel / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDI MEISEL (* 1949)

Hombrucher Straße vor Autobahn A430, Frillendorf, Essen, BRD, 1978

gelatin silver print, printed 2015

gelatin silver print, printed 2015

© Rudi Meisel / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDI MEISEL (* 1949)

Hombrucher Straße vor Autobahn A430, Frillendorf, Essen, BRD, 1984

gelatin silver print, printed 2015

24,1 x 36 cm

© Rudi Meisel / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

RUDI MEISEL (* 1949)

Schönhauser Allee / Dimitroffstraße, Prenzlauer Berg, Berlin, DDR, 1984

gelatin silver print, printed 2015

24,1 x 36,1 cm

© Rudi Meisel / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GABRIELE & HELMUT NOTHHELFER (* 1945; * 1945)

Katholik bei der Fronleichnamsfeier am Lietzensee, Berlin / Catholic at Corpus Christi Feast, Lietzensee, Berlin, 1974

gelatin silver print, gold-toned, printed ca. 1974

21,5 x 29,7 cm

© Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

GABRIELE & HELMUT NOTHHELFER (* 1945; * 1945)

Pfngstmontag auf dem Winterfeldtplatz, Berlin / Whit Monday at Winterfeldtplatz, Berlin, 1988

gelatin silver print, gold-toned, printed ca. 1988

20,9 x 29,7 cm

© Gabriele und Helmut Nothhelfer; VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn, 2016 / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

Following the successful show In Deutschland: reloaded (I) earlier this year, conceived by Klaus Honnef, the second exhibition in the series, In Deutschland: reloaded (II), curated by Wilhelm Schürmann, will open for Gallery Weekend Berlin 2016. While Honnef presented a condensed selection of images oriented closely on the original 1979 Bonn exhibition at the Rheinisches Landesmuseum, his former co-curator Wilhelm Schürmann expands the show’s spectrum in hindsight. His point of departure is a reconsideration of the situation then, more than 35 years ago, from today’s perspective: how can a historical project be brought up to date? Together, the readings – Honnef’s retrospective and Schürmann’s revision – create a comprehensive picture of this pathbreaking artistic tradition in Germany.
Schürmann’s view focuses on documentary perspectives in West and East Germany since the late 1970s into the present and includes the artists Sibylle Bergemann, Arno Fischer, Jochem Hendricks, Karl-Ludwig Lange, Thomas Leuner, Rudi Meisel, Simone Nieweg, Gabriele and Helmut Nothhelfer, Helga Paris, Peter Piller, Arne Schmitt, Harald Schmitt, Petra Wunderlich and Ulrich Wüst.
The basis of Schürmann’s revision is the archeology of the everyday in its various facets: the representation of agricultural or manmade landscapes (Nieweg, Wunderlich), GDR photographers still unknown in 1979 (Paris, Wüst), different images of transition (Lange, Leuner, Fischer, Bergemann, Meisel) that portray the political turn and Berlin’s emergence as the new center. With consideration for the new media landscape and a sense of history, artists such as Hendricks and Piller take up images from the 1970s or precisely and soberly dissect today’s status quo (Schmitt).
In this collection of images spanning the last forty years, Schürmann brings together pictures both created and found in contrary political systems. All have eluded any official perspective.