Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2019
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 » 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
Duesseldorf Photo Weekend
DUESSELDORF PHOTO WEEKEND 2019
8 - 10 March, 2019
Special Weekend opening hours:
8 February, 6-9pm
9 February, 12-8pm
10 February, 12-6pm
For the eighth edition of Duesseldorf Photo Weekend, more than 50 exhibitions are showcasing historical and contemporary trends in photography. Beside the exhibitions, the museums, galleries and off spaces are presenting a wide-ranging programme around the photographic medium. Current trends in contemporary photography and questions concerning the change in meaning of visual culture and society, are here reflected in photography and its cultural history.
One of the many highlights of the festival is the exhibition Women war photographers. From Lee Miller to Anja Niedringhaus, at the Kunstpalast, with around 140 photographs of European conflicts from the 1930s and 1940s right up to the most recent international wars. The exhibition is showing photographs by Carolyn Cole, Françoise, Demulder, Catherine Leroy, Susan Meiselas, Lee Miller, Anja Niedringhaus, Christine Spengler and Gerda Taro.
Many exhibitions display the historical development of China and the contemporary view on modern Chinese society.
For the exhibition My China, the Haus der Universität is presenting a selection from the vast œuvre of the German Jewish photographer Eva Siao (1911–2001), who created arguably the most impressive and extensive photographic documentation of everyday life in Mao’s China. Her granddaughter, Erika Siao, who lives in the USA, will join the opening. 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. At the OK25 the Verein für Deutsch-Chinesischen Kulturaustausch is showcasing the photographer Du Zi with his critical view on China’s landscapes.
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. The NRW-Forum is also focusing on the Bauhaus in its exhibition Bauhaus and Photography – On New Visions in Contemporary Art. Based on the concepts of Bauhaus artists, the exhibition presents sculptures and installations of famous artistic photographers like, among others, Thomas Ruff, Wolfgang Tillmans, Vivienne Sassen and Kris Scholz. In addition to this, on the upper floor of the NRW-Forum, the artists group Uncertain States Scandinavia is exhibiting photographs concentrating on contemporary portraits and, moreover, is presenting the current issue of its magazine, which the group will publish within the Photo Weekend 2019.
Neighbourhood is the title of the exhibition that will highlight 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. Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art is showing Thomas Wrede in the exhibition Sceneries. The Setareh Gallery is presenting a dual exhibition titled memo by Sabine Dusend and Morgaine Schäfer. Grisebach is displaying the works by the internationally recognized photographer Michael Wesely at the exhibition The camera was present (1988–2018). 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. Works by the Spanish photographer Chema Madoz can be seen at Galerie Clara Maria Sels in the exhibition The Nature of Things. Kay Kaul, a former master student of Professor Rinke at the Duesseldorf Fine Arts Academy, is presenting his works under the title Cloudbusting at Galerie Voss. 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 Philara Collection is showcasing Ricarda Roggan in the exhibition Ex Machina. Roggan approaches the essence of disused or obsolete machine objects. In austere objectivity, she portrays items that have forfeited their function and have become legacies of an earlier era.
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, with works by Monica Bonvicini, Leda Bourgogne, Mariechen Danz, Nadira Husain, Jens Pecho, Lili Reynaud-Dewar and Ryan Trecartin.
The Polish Institute is likewise presenting a highlight with 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 complete programme with artist talks, discussion rounds, lectures and selected films: www.duesseldorfphotoweekend.de