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13.08.2010

 

A New Look: Architecture Photography at the Museum für Fotografie and Alice Springs by the Helmut Newton Foundation

The opening of the shiny new Kaisersaal on 26 May was celebrated with two large exhibitions covering 2,000 m2 at Berlin’s Museum für Fotografie. The Art Library’s Photography Collection covers the second floor of the Kaisersaal and the Helmut Newton Foundation has settled into the two floors underneath, presenting their highly successful ‘Helmut Newton’s Private Property’ show, as well as other exhibits of Helmut Newton’s work and those of his companions.

Berlin’s public museums have been collecting photography of the world history of architecture for 150 years. The collections include significant works, including images by famous photographers such as F. August Oppenheim, Eugène Atget, Albert Renger-Patzsch and Candida Höfer, as well as precious discoveries by less renowned photographers and technical rarities.

An impressive panorama of various architecture motifs – from the beginning of photography to today. The range includes pictures of bamboo huts from the Ethnological Museum, shots of temples from the Egyptian Museum, photographs of Indian Mosques from the Museum of Asian Arts and architecture photographs of the classic Modern from the Art Library’s Photography Collection.

Unlike New York, London and later on Paris, Germany only declared photography as an independent and collectable art form in the mid 1970s.

Thanks to collector Fritz Gruber, Cologne’s Museum Ludwig is the only institution in Germany, which holds a collection of 20th Century photography and can map the history of the medium with individual images.

This exhibition, in cooperation with other state-owned museums, will be showing these treasures to the public for the first time.

Additional Kaisersaal projects are in the pipelines. Exhibitions with themes from their own collections will alternate with special exhibitions in exchange with national and international partners.

A large-scale show of microphotography is planned for autumn 2010. This will be followed in 2011 by a retrospective of Magnum photographer Erich Hartmann.

Since June 2004, the Art Library’s Photography Collection has been presented in exhibitions under the same of the Helmut Newton Foundation at the Museum für Fotografie at Jebensstraße 2, located opposite Berlin’s famous Bahnhof Zoologischer Garten.

The elaborately restored Kaisersaal now provides the Photography Collection with an exhibiting space to present all forms of photography from the 19th to the 21st century.

On 12 June 2010, Berlin’s Helmut Newton Foundation opened 'Alice Springs', the world’s first retrospective of June Newton, Helmut Newton’s widow, with 250 images.

It was under the pseudonym of Alice Springs, that June first began building up her own independent body of work in 1970. Since 20005, her photographs have regularly been displayed in changing exhibitions in ‘June’s Room’ at the Helmut Newton Foundation. The current show in Berlin provides a view of her work, which spans four decades and presents advertising and fashion images, as well as nude photographs and portraits.

The exhibition is accompanied by a trilingual publication by TASCHEN.


Alice Springs


Ein neuer Blick – Architekturfotografie aus den Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin
(A New Look – Architecture Photography from Berlin’s Public Museums)

Both on show at :
Museum für Fotografie
Jebenstr. 2, 10623 Berlin

Opening times
Closed on Mondays
Tue 10:00 - 18:00
Wed 10:00 - 18:00
Thurs 10:00 - 22:00
Fri 10:00 - 18:00
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Sun 10:00 - 18:00

Entrance
8 EUR, concessions 4 EUR

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Architekturfotografie

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs

FOTOMUSEUM : Alice Springs