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Werner Bischof. Standpunkt. Hommage zum 100. Geburtstag.

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Swiss Magnum photographer Werner Bischof worked as a photojournalist for the high-circulation magazines “Life” and “Picture Post.” Prior to his untimely death in 1954 he created a multifaceted oeuvre within the span of but a few years. April 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of his birth,... >>
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OSTKREUZ & Jazz & Rock'n'Blues - Lange Nacht der Museen

15.10.2016
from 7pm to 2am
OSTKREUZ ist seit 25 Jahren die erfolgreichste Fotografen-Agentur in Deutschland. Für ihre Arbeit wurden sie bereits vielfach mit Preisen ausgezeichnet. Die Retrospektive im Kunstfoyer zeigt das gesamte fotografische Spektrum der Agentur. Entdecken Sie Highlights der Pressefotografie, street... >>
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AUGEN AUF! 100 Jahre Leica Fotografie

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This camera changed the way we view the world. Forever. The falling soldier by Robert Capa, the puddle jumper by Henri Cartier-Bresson, the Times Square kiss by Alfred Eisenstaedt, Vietnamese children fleeing from a Napalm attack by Nick Út, the Soviet flag being raised above the Berlin Reichstag... >>
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Sebastião Salgado. Genesis

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Kunstfoyer Munich is the second exhibition venue in Germany to present Sebastião Salgado’s work Genesis, with 245 photographs. The exhibition is curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado. A catalog has been published by Taschen Verlag. Archaic volcanic landscapes, arctic ice masses, meandering river... >>
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Bigger Than Life. Ken Adam's Film Design

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„The cinema is there to heighten the imagination; I have always tried to make sure it does so.” „Bigger Than Life“ is more than just the title of a comprehensive exhibition about one of the 20th century’s most innovative and most influential production designers, it is also the philosophy... >>
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Konrad Klapheck. Das Graphische Werk.

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Konrad Klapheck? That’s the guy with the typewriters. This is probably what the Düsseldorf-born artist brings to most people’s minds. One of his best-known works is “Der Krieg” (“War”) from 1965, in which the painter depicts small handwheels mounted on black machines; marshaled as for... >>
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GESICHTER AFGHANISTANS.
Yvonne v. Schweinitz Photographs from 1953 / Documentary films 1950-73 / War Rugs from the 1980s
13 November 2014 - 18 January 2015

GESICHTER AFGHANISTANS For the past three decades Afghanistan has owed its place in the public mind primarily to negative headlines. Civil wars and the Taliban’s reign of terror ravaged the country. In the meantime, the focus of the global community has shifted to the terror organization ISIL,... >>
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THE BND HEADQUARTERS IN PULLACH. A Documentary in Photographs by Martin Schlüter.

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As part of its series devoted to documentary photography, the Kunstfoyer presents never-before- seen interior views of the BND site in Pullach. The photos are displayed as highly detailed large-format images. Encompassing an area of 68 hectares, the area was hermetically hidden from public view for... >>
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Sergio Larrain. Retrospektive. Henri Cartier-Bresson. Mexiko.

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“We live in a privileged world. Just take a look around and you will notice the differences. But these privileges must be devoted to the service of something one believes in.”  Henri Cartier-Bresson They were pioneers of photojournalism. They were idealists with humanitarian standards: Henri... >>
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Bernd Eichinger ...Alles Kino!

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The exhibition BERND EICHINGER ...ALLES KINO focuses on the life story of Bernd Eichinger – from his childhood in Rennertshofen (Upper Bavaria), to his first attempts at filmmaking and early work as a producer, and finally to his international success with Constantin Film and his work as a writer... >>
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Margaret Bourke-White Moments in History. 1930 - 1946

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„She was the first woman to photograph the steel mills; the first to belong to the team of photographers for Fortune and Life Magazines; the first foreigner to photograph the Soviet Union in 1930; the first female photographer to work for the U.S. Air force ( the first uniform for a female war... >>
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Imogen Cunningham

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“ To make a good photograph, you have to be enthusiastic. That is, you have to think about it, like a poet would.” (Imogen Cunningham) A young woman lying naked in a field of dandelions. Her hair is pulled up in a high knot. Grass hides her face. It is the self-portrait of Imogen Cunningham as... >>
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Licht und Schatten. Am Filmset der Weimarer Republik

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The exhibition “Licht und Schatten, am Filmset der Weimarer Republik” is a voyage of discovery to an especially creative phase of German cinematic history. Grand emotions and imminent dangers as well as contemporary themes and visions of the future were translated into moving pictures. Movies... >>
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Storyboards. Von Hitchcock bis Spielberg

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Storyboards aid the visualization of cinematic movement long before actual shooting begins. Both shot sequences and camera movement can be sketched in a fashion very similar to a comic strip. On the one hand, the storyboard gives insight into the artistic concept of a film, and on the other, it... >>
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Eve Arnold. Hommage

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This spring, the Kunstfoyer pays homage to the grand dame of photography with a retrospective that is also Eve Arnold’s first exhibition in Germany. On view will be her photo essays, including New York by Night, Harlem Fashion Shows (1950), the First Five Minutes of a Baby’s Life, Voodoo in... >>
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Paolo Pellegrin. Retrospektive

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What makes a photograph newsworthy? What makes a photograph sensational? We learn a lot about the world we don’t live in through the media. We see an increasing number of images from global hotspots, wars, and catastrophes. People risk their lives demonstrating for their freedom and appealing to... >>
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Berlin zeichnet! Richter, Schleime, Sasportas, Meese...

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Berlin is booming. Ever since the wall came down, the metropolis has attracted many artistic talents. A large number of artists, as well as galleries, have concentrated in Berlin over the last years, and the museum scene has also profited enormously from the upswing the city is enjoying. Berlin has... >>
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Retrospektive. Martin Munkacsi. Think while you shoot!

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Martin Munkacsi (1896 – 1963) undisputedly ranks among the leading photographers of the 20th century. Born in Hungary, he helped shape modern photojournalism in its early days and brought action to what had, up to then, been a static medium. Munkacsi combined journalistic exactitude with a high... >>
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Ostkreuz. Agentur der Fotografen. Die Stadt. Vom Werden und Vergehen

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A portrait of a city that is an amalgam of all cities. 17 photo stories. The exhibition celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the Ostkreuz agency was shown at C/O Berlin from 8 May through 4 July 2010 and will be on view at the Kunstfoyer der Versicherungskammer Bayern in Munich as of 4... >>
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Magnum am Set. Von Chaplin bis Malkovich, von Alamo bis Zabriskie Point

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For over one hundred years, an intense relationship has existed between the cinema and photography. The motion picture needs the photograph in order to grab the attention of the real world. All of its beauty and imagination, its art and popularity are inconceivable without the images reproduced in... >>
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A.R. Penck: Grafik 1979-1998

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When I came to the West, I felt as if I had reverted to my childhood, and at the same time, as if I had been transported to a science-fiction world. Time stopped and elapsed at the same time. It was a very strange feeling that tugged at one’s identity. (A.R. Penck in: Kunst heute, Nr. 6, Cologne,... >>
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George Rodger: Adventurer and Photographer

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His future career as a professional photographer soon begins to take shape, however, when he is hired first by the BBC’s The Listener magazine and subsequently by the Black Star Agency in 1938. Thanks to his photographs taken during the “Blitz” – the German Luftwaffe’s offensive against... >>
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Magnum's First. Gesicht der Zeit 1955-1956. Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Erich Lessing, Werner Bischof, Inge Morath, Ernst Haas, Marc Riboud, Jean Marquis

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“The adventurer in me felt obliged to testify with a quicker instrument than the brush to the scars of the world.” (Henri Cartier-Bresson) They were pioneers of photojournalism. They were idealists with humanitarian aspirations. Their instinct for international current events is legendary:... >>
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Gisèle Freund. Photographien und Erinnerungen.

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“A rifle bullet in flight or the splashing of a drop of milk, taken in the millionth of a second – using a technique discovered by science – can become an artistic experience. The abstract and harmonious graphism of crystals, of cells, and botanic particles, enlarged a thousand times, or... >>
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Heinz Hajek-Halke. Form aus Licht und Schatten. Retrospektive.

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“Two ugly characteristics have always overshadowed my character: defiance and curiosity. To put it more elegantly: a thirst for knowledge. And so it came to pass that I became a photographer in defiance of academic painting, but remained a painter, however, in defiance of photography.” (Heinz... >>
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Pravoslav Sovak. Retrospektive.

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Pravoslav Sovak is one of the most prominent figures in contemporary art. He was born in Bohemia in 1926 and has lived in Switzerland since 1969. He provokes philosophical reflection with his works, which he creates using complex methods ranging from etching to the rare technique of photogravure.... >>
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Henri Cartier-Bresson: The early work.

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Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 - 2004) ranks among the most prominent photographers of the 20th century. He took portraits of political and public figures while also displaying respect for the many who remained nameless. He was a humanist and a revolutionary. In 1947 he and Robert Capa, David Seymour,... >>
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Günther Uecker: Letter to China. Works on paper.

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Günther Uecker produced a multifaceted oeuvre. He grew up in Mecklenburg, where he was born in 1930, and became popular as an artist after resettling in West Germany – although he remained a wanderer between two worlds. During the early sixties, he already stood in the front ranks of art renewal... >>
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Ilya & Emilia Kabakov: Installation & Theater.

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Ilya Kabakov (*1933) developed his dissident work in the Soviet underground. He was officially an illustrator of children’s books. Since his emigration in 1987, he has finally been able to realize some of his numerous projects, supported by his wife and partner Emilia Kabakov. Since then, Ilya... >>
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Elliott Erwitt: Retrospective vintages & dogs.

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He took the first photographs of Soviet rockets and the only group shot of Marilyn Monroe alongside the cast and crew of “The Misfits.” He gained international fame, however, with his humorous pictures of dogs. What distinguishes Elliott Erwitt is his unique ability to sense what is going to... >>
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Blinky Palermo: Das grafische Werk und die Auflagenobjekte.

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His biography resembles those of James Dean, Yves Klein, or Jimi Hendrix. His short but intense life gave rise to many myths. A master pupil of Joseph Beuys, Peter Heisterkamp (1943-1977), alias Blinky Palermo, found success and death at an early age and left behind an oeuvre that is in high demand... >>