Next Generations

Contemporary Photography made in the Rhineland. Cat. Museum Morsbroich Leverkusen

Exhibition catalogue, edited by Stefanie Kreuzer and Heide Häusler
texts (German/English) by Heide Häusler, Stefanie Kreuzer and statements by the photographers
144 p with 90 coloured photographs
260 x 210 mm, softcover

ISBN 978-3-86442-282-9

29,80 €

The Real New Photographic Works

The »schools of photography« of the Rhineland are internationally renowned. Closely connected to photography as a conceptual medium are the names of Bernd and Hilla Becher. The famous »Becher School« emerged from their class at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. Since 1990, the diploma program »Audiovisual Media« has been available at the Academy of Media Arts (KHM) in Cologne, an entirely new place for future-oriented teaching and practice of art photography. The artists of »Next Generations. Contemporary Photography made in the Rhineland« basically follow conceptual approaches, yet extend photography to space, the moving image, painting, poetry, graphics and to photo-graphics. Those born in the 1970s and 1980s are aware of the fleeting nature of images on the Internet. They reflect their presence in our everyday perception as well as the conditions of their construction and reproduction, frequently as hybrids of analogue and digital processing techniques. Against the background of the history of photography, they move on from old notions of photography as an image of reality, and embed the once tantalizing promise of reality into the echo chambers of their new artistic work.

Alexander Basile, Johannes Bendzulla, Mia Boysen, Louisa Clement, Natalie Czech, Owen Gump, Alwin Lay, Peter Miller, Anne Pöhlmann, Johannes Post, Sebastian Riemer, Morgaine Schäfer, Berit Schneidereit, Shigeru Takato, Anna Vogel, Moritz Wegwerth, Christoph Westermeier, Matthias Wollgast

Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, 27/1–5/5/2019