Exhibition - Barbara Klemm. Light and Dark. Photographs from Germany.

Wednesday, 13 September 2023

From September 20 to October 10, 2023
Opening: September 20th, Wednesday, 6 p.m. in the presence of Matthias Flügge
Lecture by Matthias Flügge: September 21th, Thursday, 6 p.m

Curated by Ursula Zeller and Matthias Flügge, in collaboration with Barbara Klemm Barbara Klemm is modern Germany’s one of the most prominent chroniclers. This traveling exhibits consist of over 120 silver gelatin prints featuring politics, culture and economics, shot before and after East and West Germany have reunited. Klemm captures unique and often tense moments like one of the most emblematic images of our times: the fraternal Kiss between the Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and the East Germany General Secretary Erich Honecker; the modern German politics Helmut Kohl, Willy Brandt and Angela Merkel, some of the most notable individuals in the world of art, culture, and fashion amongst Andy Warhol, Joseph Beuys, Claudia Schiffer, Karl Lagerfeld and many other.

Photos of East and West Germany before and after unification are clearly the focus of this exhibition.Her photos of the fall of the Berlin Wall are a dramatic climax to her own narrative of history, and in retrospect, her earlier photos from both sides of the Wall seem to be tracing the two Germanies on their path towards reunification, while her later photos closely observe the consequences of the new order.

It includes pictures from every sphere of society: from politics, culture and the economy, photos that capture unique and often tense moments as well as plain everyday life, photos of demonstrations, protests, and of immigrants, of cultural events, mass gatherings, and urban spaces. And again and again, Barbara Klemm portrays people in those rare moments of being that make life so special.

Here you will find more information, photos and an invitation: here.