Exhibitions at Kuckei + Kuckei
A half-visible cup of coffee is nearly full. A few drips of coffee on the lip of the cup give the impression of someone having already taken a sip. It is positioned on a dark wooden table in the center of a pool of liquid. The liquid is clear, allowing the patina of the wooden table to show through and reflecting the light therein. Is it water? Was there a glass or a bottle spilled? Accidentally or intentionally? These two components in Barbara Probst’s Exposure #140 would be perplexing … more
Kuckei + Kuckei is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent works by New York based German artist Barbara Probst.
Barbara Probst studied sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, and photography with Bernd Becher at the Düsseldorf Art Academy. She began her career with sculptural works, then moved on to three-dimensional installations that included photography, and finally, since the year 2000, to the multi-part photographic works, the "Exposures", which brought her inter… more
Exploring the rural surroundings of Buenos Aires, Guillermo Srodek-Hart used his 4x5 camera to capture the interior of old commercial establishments. Butcher’s shops, bars, bicycle repair shops and dry cleaners were photographed in the manner of a still life, thus devotionally consecrating objects intended for consumption to an unalterable condition. For many of these places, the record made by Srodek-Hart was the last depiction of a disappearing world. Without changing a single item in t… more
Jörn Vanhöfen takes photos on the crisis: harbingers of a post-industrial age. The first works in the Disturbia series arose in the Northern states of the USA in Detroit and the surrounding area between 2008 and 2012. Others, taken in Egypt and India, for example, will follow. After the success of his series and book, Aftermath, Jörn Vanhöfen experimented, in his new series, with the classical photographic moment of the instant and a serial succession of pictures. With this c… more
Guy TillimSecond Nature14. September – 27. Oktober 2012 September 14 – October 27, 2012Eröffnung / opening reception / Freitag, 14. September, 19h – 21hIn his new series, Second Nature, Guy Tillim explores the ambivalence of the image and the memory in our contemplation of images. The first part of these works arose on and around the islands of French Polynesia. On his travels, he follows in the tracks of explorers such as James Cook and artists such as Paul Gauguin in hi… more
Miguel RothschildHappy BelieversJune 16 – July 28, 2012Kuckei + Kuckei is very pleased to announce their first solo exhibition with Miguel Rothschild in Berlin.Miguel Rothschild borrows his motifs from a Christian or rather an art-historical context. He also employs Gothic church windows, confessional boxes, as well as depictions of the Holy Ghost and of Jesus risen from the dead. Religion and art serve as source and as inspiration, with the twin aim of exploiting the gravitas of an entire… more
Jörn Vanhöfen27. August – 8. Oktober 2011 August 27 – October 8, 2011Eröffnung / opening reception / Samstag, 27. August, 19h - 21hManmade landscapes of beauty and depredationOnly a few individuals appear in the quiet pictures by photographer Jörn Vanhöfen, or so it seems, at first glance. For behind the aesthetic charm of his visual compositions lies the ambiguity of their aesthetic, as well as the omnipresence of people in the age of globalization.His lands… more
Avenue Patrice Lumumba
In many African cities, there are streets, avenues and squares named after Patrice Lumumba, one of the first elected African leaders of modern times, winning the Congo election after independence from Belgium in 1960. His speech at the independence celebrations in Léopoldville, in the presence of the Belgian King, Baudouin, unequivocally signalled his opposition to the West's idea of neo-colonial order that would replace overt domination with indirect control. He was ass… more
»A Look Away« is the first of two exhibitions on Contemporary South African Art at Gallery Kuckei + Kuckei in Berlin. While the first show will focus on the latest developments in photography, the second part, titled »Why not?«, will present artists working in various mediums such as sculpture, installation, video and performance.
»A Look Away« introduces four emerging photographers from different origins in South Africa: Pieter Hugo, Sabelo Mlangeni, Mikhael Subotzky and Nontsikelelo Ve… more
Kuckei + Kuckei is happy to announce the second solo show by Barbara Probst in Berlin. Since our first presentation in September 2005 Barbara Probst had several exhibitions in the USA which attracted a lot of attention.
A great success was the recent solo show at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago (April until June 2007). On the occasion of this exhibition a substantial catalogue was published by the Steidl-Verlag.
Last year the Museum of Modern Art in New York showed her work a… more