Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2019
Tonje Boe Birkeland » Monica Bonvicini » Leda Bourgogne » Carolyn Cole » Mariechen Danz » Françoise Demulder » Sabine Dusend » CAO Fei » Gisèle Freund » Weronika Gęsicka » Nadira Husain » Kay Kaul » Volker Krämer » Catherine Leroy » Chema Madoz » Maximilian Mann » Susan Meiselas » Lee Miller » Anja Niedringhaus » Jens Pecho » Lili Reynaud-Dewar » Ricarda Roggan » Thomas Ruff » Viviane Sassen » Morgaine Schäfer » Kris Scholz » Eva Siao » Heidi Specker » Christine Spengler » Gerda Taro » Wolfgang Tillmans » Ryan Trecartin » Uncertain States Scandinavia » Michael Wesely » Thomas Wrede » Zheng Yuan » Du Zi » & others
Festival: 8 Mar – 10 Mar 2019
Fri 8 Mar 18:00
Duesseldorf Photo Weekend
DUESSELDORF PHOTO WEEKEND 2019
8 - 10 March, 2019
Special Weekend opening hours:
Friday, 8 March, 6-9pm | Saturday, 9 March, 12-8pm | Sunday, 10 March, 12-6pm
For the eighth edition of Duesseldorf Photo Weekend, more than 50 exhibitions are showcasing historical and contemporary trends in photography. Current trends in contemporary photography, questions concerning the change in meaning of visual culture and society, are here reflected in photography and its cultural history.
One of this years main emphasis is the reflection on current social discourses which deal with the development of gender, identity and social systems.
Contrary to the general idea that war photography is a profession dominated by men, the exhibition Women war photographers. From Lee Miller to Anja Niedringhaus, at the Kunstpalast shows that there is a long and important tradition of female photographers working in war zones.
Uncertain States Scandinavia » , a artists collective from Oslo, is exhibiting contemporary portraits and, moreover, is presenting the current issue of its magazine Issue 09.
Body in Pieces is the name of the exhibition at KAI 10 | ARTHENA FOUNDATION about the human body, on which the key contradictions of the present-day are manifested.
The Polish Institute is likewise presenting the works of the upcoming Polish artist Weronika Gęsicka » in the exhibition Seltsam [Strange]. This artist manipulates the images in her photographs and, in this way, questions human memory and the mechanisms behind it.
The dual exhibition memo at the Setareh Gallery is presenting a dual exhibition titled memo with photographs of Sabine Dusend » and Morgaine Schäfer » concentrating on memories captured or deleted by visual media.
Ricarda Roggan » approaches the essence of disused or obsolete machine objects and thereby unfolds an analytical spectrum of object-space relationships. A typology of a world of things that has fallen into oblivion opens up and is now presented in the Sammlung Philara with the exhibition Ex Machina.
Social upheavals and historical developments also manifest themselves in architecture. Founded in Weimar the Bauhaus influenced our image of architecture and design. On the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of the Bauhaus, the Museum Ratingen is putting on the exhibition who’s afraid of bauhaus? Critical Reflections at 100. and thus illuminates the historical echoes of the Bauhaus.
Many exhibitions document the historical development of China as well as the contemporary view of modern Chinese society.
The Haus der Universität is presenting a selection from the vast œuvre of the German Jewish photographer Eva Siao » (1911–2001) with the exhibition My China.
Her black-and-white photographs are a unique testimony th China’s contemporary history and everyday culture. In a time in which images are primarily meant to convey educational values and embody communistic ideals, Siao creates an œuvre that documents socialist transformation but also, with silent pathos, tells of every day life in China. Martina Fluck, the German film director, is showing her documentary My Dream, My Love, My Hope. Memoirs of Eva Siao. On the occasion of the release of the magazine Text+Bild at the Haus der Universität, the exiled Chinese poet and Peace Laureate of the German Book Trade Liao Yiwu is coming to Duesseldorf.
With the exhibition New Metallurgists the Julia Stoschek Collection is focusing on a new and young generation of contemporary Chinese artists who, in their works, address the increasing complexity and hybridity of modern Chinese society. The exhibition is curated by the artist Cao Fei » and the curator Yang Beichen in cooperation with the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen.
The Düsseldorf galleries present once again an exciting programme with renewed photographers and young talents.
The exhibition Sceneries of Thomas Wrede » at Beck & Eggeling International Fine Arts is showing photographs between reality and illusion. Grisebach is displaying the works by the internationally recognized photographer Michael Wesely » at the exhibition The camera was present (1988–2018), who, with the help of longterm exposures and homemade cameras, reflects the processes within the camera.
Right in the neighborhood the by the Spanish photographer Chema Madoz » can be seen at Clara Maria Sels. Titled The Nature of Things the exhibitions displays in a subtle and ironical way the paradoxical worlds of ordinary things.
The artist Kay Kaul » makes processes of movement visible as separate color events. His exhibition Cloudbusting can be seen at Galerie Voss. In Portraits of Prague Artists, 1967 the Galerie Franz Swetec is exhibiting a selection of works by Gisèle Freund » , an outstanding 20th century portrait photographer who is famous for her sensitive portraits and photo essays.
In cooperation with the Rheinische Post newspaper, the exhibition Mensch Düsseldorf at the Galerie Breckner is presenting a whole range of works by Volker Krämer » who, working as a press photographer, created a diverse picture of the 1960s in Düsseldorf.
The project Neighbourhood highlights the lively art scene in and around Worringer Platz.
A group exhibition at WP5 will showcase international artists who have engaged, in multi-faceted ways, with the concept of ‚neighbourhood‘ while focusing on central Europe and, in particular, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
The complete programme with artist talks, discussion rounds, lectures and selected films can be seen at:
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