Exhibitions at Galerie Julian Sander
Images and Objects from the Gerd Sander collection
Photographs of the 19th century
In the second half of the 19th century, photography was not just about conveying information and knowledge. It should also show that she influenced visual habits and perceptual aesthetics. The works collected in this exhibition are an overview that transcends the images of well-known monuments and monuments, forming an extensive collection that brings the distant - both temporally and geographically - into private life.
The exhibited works bring us back in time to couples strolling on the Sieg… more
Gallery Julian Sander is pleased to present photographs by Isabelle Armand: With the “Mississippi Innocence Project”, for which a photo book of the same name has been published, she accompanies two Americans from the Mississippi Delta after their release from decades of imprisonment.
In the early 1990s, Levon Brooks and Kennedy Brewer, living in small communities in rural Mississippi, were sentenced for the murder and rape of two little girls from their communities in separate tri… more
10 years of Gallery Julian Sander
On the occasion of its 10th anniversary Galerie Julian Sander pays homage to the first exhibition of the gallery, which at that time was located in Bonn under the name FEROZ. Under the title "Stories", the gallery displayed a series of photographs personally selected by John Cohen.
"The pictures I own, as well as the pictures I am now showing are imbued with the gentle nature that is John. He allows us to be a part of the world, which he has traveled and to see the people and places he has me… more
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of BAUHAUS, Gallery Julian Sander presents a selection of photographs by the artist Elfriede Stegemeyer. Under the title "Schule des Sehens" ("School of Seeing"), Stegemeyer's photographs will be accompanied by works of some of her companions, who will give insight into her life and work. Elfriede Stegemeyer's interest in everyday objects, their formative and creative potential, as well as material structures and connections,… more
Gallery Julian Sander shows a series of portraits of extraordinary contemporary personalities by Oliver Abraham. Among them are journalists, musicians, philosophers, representatives of the "New Left" as well as artists and writers. Everyone deals with the topic of surveillance and press freedom and expresses their political attitude artistically. The photographs are accompanied by a text by Noam Chomsky about independent journalism and how it should be shaped. The text is hidden behind… more
Gallery Julian Sander is very pleased to show a Retrospective of award-winning photographer Alfredo Srur. The Artist was born in Buenos Aires in 1977 and studied film production at the University of California. Since 2000 he has developed documentarian projects in Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Argentina, and Peru. He has held teaching positions in major Argentinean institutions, and his work was subject of many solo and group exhibitions in South America and his work can be found in private an… more
The gallery Julian Sander is very pleased to show the series Carnival 1980 of American photographer Rosalind Fox Solomon. These works are a compelling example of her humanistic-documentary work as well as a visual manifestation of her seen reality with all its consequences.
Rosalind Fox Solomon was born in 1930 in Highland Park, Illinois and currently lives in New York City. She is celebrated for her portraits and her understanding of human suffering, ritual, survival and struggle, which is re… more
"People of the Twentieth Century" is a compilation of German society in the first half of the twentieth century, conceived by my grandfather August Sander using photographs from his commercial work, as well as of people he met and photographed during his travels. The idea behind the project was not to focus on individual personalities but rather to depict the spectrum of society at the time as he saw it. By presenting such a wide gamut of society, he ended up capturing something ve… more
"We may say we see the world with entirely different eyes." – László Moholy-Nagy
This different view on the everyday life, that is rooted in Neue Sachlichkeit (new objectivity) aesthetics, is not limited to industrial and commercial topics, the photographic and objective material and people, but also offers a stance on a topical field that has been under-represented in the exhibition landscape: leisure.
Galerie Julian Sander therefore gladly dedicates the summer … more
Galerie Julian Sander is very pleased to present the series THEM by photographer Sean Hemmerle, a compelling work of contemporary portraiture and an intelligent visual manifestation of reality, with all its consequences.
“These pictures were originally intended as a sort of ‘Fuck you’ to the Bush administration, I never thought after he was gone we would eventually end up with someone that made him look good. They’re a ‘Fuck you’ to someone else now.”
Galerie Julian Sander is very pleased to show the photographs of Dutch artist Gerard Petrus Fieret. The exhibition presents the great variety of Fierets photographic work and his creative approach to the technical modalities of photography itself.
Gerard Petrus Fieret (1924 – 2009) was born in Den Haag (The Hague) in the Netherlands where he worked and spent his life, except for the year 1943 when he was transported to Germany and worked as a forced labourer. After a year and a half, … more
Instagram has developed into one of the primary grassroots venues for artists as well as collectors, museums, advisors and curators to publicize artworks. In its functions as a medium, exhibition space and artistic sketchbook, it has been tool and content of diverse artistic approaches, fueling an ambivalent stance on and diverse – and even critical – receptions of social media. Recent artistic approaches using Instagram as platform and/or medium are for example Amalia Ulman’… more
Galerie Julian Sander is very pleased to present works by Aaron Siskind in the gallery for the first time. "A Painter's Photographer" shows photographs of the artist and references the close connection to Abstract Expressionist painting in Siskind's work.
In an essay from 1951, the artist and art critic Elaine de Kooning described Aaron Siskind as a "painter's photographer". After more than 60 years, Siskind remains one of the most closely connected ph… more
The Exhibition takes a closer look at how drawing formed a foundational part of Christenberry's artistic process although it is a relatively unknown and underestimated aspect of his work.
Born in 1936 in Tuscaloosa, AL, Christenberry started his artistic career by studying painting at the University of Alabama where he received both his BFA and MA. Although he is most well known for his haunting color photographs of landscapes, signs, and abandoned structures in rural Alabama, he continu… more
Citizen, Land, Body / Mensch, Land, Körper
Galerie Julian Sander will present an exhibition showing different perspectives on the current political situation in the USA.
Sean Hemmerles THEM: Iraq shows portraits of 25 citizens of Iraq. Shortly after 9/11 Hemmerle traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to photograph regular citizens. He reminds us that being Iraqi is not synonymous with being a terrorist. It shows people going about their "regular" lives just as we do. As foreign as they may seem, they are much like us.
Jory Hull… more
Latin America is often described as one of the most violent regions in the world. Reasons for criminality and violence are complex, yet the urban areas characterized by their lack of law and order are specifically prone to eruptions of violence — from the bottom up and top down. The same is true for San Fernando, a district on the outskirts of Buenos Aires. In 2002, Srur was invited by a human rights activist to visit the neighborhood of San Fernando, 30 km away from the city center. The… more
The photo series "Heridas" by the Argentinien photographer Alfredo Srur will be displayed for the very first time in Europe as part of EMOP Berlin - the European Month of Photography 2016, and further at Galerie Julian Sander in Cologne, opening on October 22.
Latin America is often described as one of the most violent regions in the world. Reasons for criminality and violence are complex, yet the urban areas characterized by their lack of law and order are specifically prone to er… more
In 1989, Xu Yong photographed the Tiananmen Square protests in Beijing, China. For 25 years, the negatives have been hidden in his archives in order to prevent censorship by the Chinese government.
Photographer Xu Yong was 35 years old when the student’s protests started in the spring of 1989, triggered by the death of Hú Yàobang, the general secretary of Chinas Communist Party. As the regime held on to its rigid policy amidst the drastic change coming about in the Soviet U… more
5 Years Bonn / 5 Jahre Bonn
Five years ago, on April 8, 2011, Julian Sander opened his first exhibition in his gallery in Bonn. Back then, it was going by the name of FEROZ Gallery.
"Zwischenbilanz" now looks back on our history of significant exhibitions, featuring artworks by Chargesheimer, William Christenberry, John Cohen, Harold Edgerton, Larry Fink, Sean Hemmerle, Jory Hull, Jiang Jian, Lisette Model and August Sander and many others. It reflects the diverse inventory of the gallery, including photog… more
Galerie Julian Sander is pleased to announce the German premier of the exhibition "Flyover State" by American artist Jory Hull.
The series of photographs by Hull, born in New Hampshire in 1971, were taken from the window seat on various transcontinental flights between the east and west coast of the United States between 2006 and 2009 with a pointand-shoot-camera. "Flyover State" is an American term used for states situated between New York City and Los Angeles. States, of… more
Galerie Julian Sander is proud to present works by Japanese photographer Hiro Matsuoka in one of the gallery’s showrooms.
Matsuoka’s almost surreal photographs depict mundane elements of life and people in their urban surroundings. The artist’s works mirror, blur, and alter the viewer’s perspective, aiming to alienate and to create secretive impression. This unique character reflects his peculiar style, which Matsuoka developed in the early 90s, when he was studying li… more
Beauty as product? – What happens when our subjective perceptions of natural beauty are confronted with the plastic surgeon’s scientific, geometry-based standard of beauty?
The women portrayed by Marc Erwin Babej are all in their Twenties and conform to perceptions of beauty in our current society. New York Cory plastic surgeon Dr. Maria M. LoTempio was given the assignment to do what it takes to “upgrade” these “patients” according to the standards of he… more
Jiang Jian is a photographer from Henan Province in China, an area rich in history, tradition and culture. For many years, Jiang devoted himself to recording the process of urbanization in this large, agricultural province, but after completing the photographic series Scenes (1986 – 1996) and Masters (1996 – 2001) his focus shifted to the documentation of individual lives and their fate within society.
In 2004, the local charitable community and the Buddhist Shaolin Temple launched… more
From the beginning of his career, Chargesheimer (Cologne 1924-1971) pursued different artistic interests. While developing an extensive documentation of Cologne’s ruins in the early post-war years, the artist also worked as set designer and devoted himself to creating metal sculptures, surrealist photomontages and experimental works: pictures created by light and chemicals applied directly onto negatives or photographic paper. In addition to his abstract work, Chargesheimer also exp… more
Being on the Beat
"The day before the day I entered the world of these
pictures I was a milk-fed boy of left wing but
bourgeois parents in a wholly unique yet unholy
America. A boy who wanted to be consequent but was
driven by both innocence and blinding anger ...
This anger got in the way of my ambition, which
was placed in me by my mother, to lead the socialist
revolution in the USA.“ Larry Fink
In 1958, at the age of eighteen, the photographer Larry Fink left his childhood home on Long Island and… more
AUGUST SANDER CYCLE 2014
The last People
With the seventh group of "People of the 20th Century", FEROZ Galerie closes the August Sander Cycle 2014.
Group VII – To the last group of photographs in his work "People of the 20th Century” August Sander assigned just one portfolio with 16 portraits of people who are ill, who have disabilities or are frail, as well as recently deceased individuals.
August Sander entitled this portfolio "Idiots, the Sick, the Insane and Matter”, in re… more
AUGUST SANDER CYCLE 2014
FEROZ Galerie will show the penultimate group of August Sander's "People of the 20th Century". The City comprises 11 folders and a total of 134 pictures, and is the most comprehensive compilation of the entire cycle.
With the portraits in this group, August Sander gives an account of decisive political events and the everyday life in the big city, unfolding the singularities of the cityscape and its inhabitants. Unlike the previously exhibited groups, Sander modified the origi… more
AUGUST SANDER CYCLE 2014
August Sander purposely dedicated a whole group of People of the 20th Century to the artist personalities: "The Artists". In 90 pictures he depicts the artistic and cultural scene of the 1920s and 1930s, including writers, actors, designers and musicians. Some of the people shown were closest friends and relatives of August Sander. In particular, the group of the Cologne Progressives is represented by well-known personalities, for instance Anton Räderscheidt as seen in the pic… more
AUGUST SANDER CYCLE 2014
From June 18 to August 29 FEROZ Galerie shows the fifth exhibition of the August Sander Cycle 2014 presenting the fourth group of August Sanders epic work People of the 20th Century: “Classes and Professions”. This group forms a representative overview of the classes and the professional groups of the Weimar Republic.
Please join us for the opening on Wednesday, June 18. At 7 pm we will screen the documentary movie August Sander - People of the 20th Century by Reiner Holzemer (45&… more
AUGUST SANDER CYCLE 2014
FEROZ Galerie shows the fourth exhibition of the August Sander Cycle 2014 presenting the third group of August Sanders epic work People of the 20th Century: “The Woman”.
In this group August Sander looks at the social role of women from different perspectives. more
AUGUST SANDER CYCLE 2014
From April 4 to May 9 FEROZ Galerie shows the third exhibition of the August Sander Cycle 2014 presenting the second group of August Sanders epic work People of the 20th Century. This series contains 63 pictures. This group includes some of the most famous motifs of August Sander, for instance the “Pastry Cook”. more
AUGUST SANDER CYCLE 2014
FEROZ Galerie is pleased to present the second exhibition in the August Sander Cycle dedicated to the group called “The Farmer.” This is the first of seven groups in People of the 20th Century.
August Sander saw the farmer as the prototype citizen in society. Showing the wisdom and the hardship and the joy of life lived by “earth bound people.” The exhibition consists of 115 images showing young and old members of German society.more
August Sander Zyklus Teil 1
FEROZ Galerie will honor the memory of August Sander throughout the year 2014 with a series of 8 exhibitions titled the August Sander Cycle. 2014 marks the 50th anniversary of August Sander's passing. Julian Sander, the great grandson, will present the complete People of the 20th Century consisting of 619 images as well as Antlitz Der Zeit (Face of our Time) in 8 discrete exhibitions. A number of special events with round off the program.
The start of the August Sander Cycle is on the Ja… more
FEROZ Galerie is pleased to present the photography exhibition, CONCRETE. The title of this exhibition as a word represents both a mental position to view and think about the works as well as a designation of a physical material. Julian Sander, the owner of FEROZ Galerie uses the anxious spectrum of this word in the broadest sense as a concept for curating this exhibition.
The fact is that we live in a world of media, and we are constantly surrounded by contextualized visual information. The… more
Jory Hull explores the rich tradition of transforming classics from the golden era of steely muscle cars into dynamic speedsters. These fetishized objects of vitesse manifest a pure desire for full-throttle speed. Amidst the biblical roar of the racetrack, Hull rivets his investigation on the projections of speed found in the supersonic graphics and sculptural qualities of ultra-specialized modifications.
Hull’s compositions slice into the luscious and highly conspicuous chromatic paints… more
“Photographer Sean Hemmerle finds an elegiac sign of America's fading industrial might in the crumbling urban ruins of the Motor City”
Feroz Galerie is pleased to announce Sean Hemmerle: Solitary Structures, an exhibition of photographs presented simultaneously in the public spaces of Bonn and within our galerie space on Prinz-Albert Straße.
Sean Hemmerle photographs the everyday architecture in places of conflict and struggle, ranging from th… more
In Christenberry, there is the theme of continuity and rebirth, as well as an extreme reverence for the land. Without its ever being maudlin of sentimental, there is a belief in human goodness and redemption—in virtue and hard work and effort, however tattered.
—Walter Hopps, former director of the Pasadena Art Museum
William Christenberry’s distinctive art emerged in the 1960s, informed by a deep attachment to the rural landscapes and the material culture of his boyhood hom… more
These images were a labor of love, an homage to my teachers, friends, and mentors. And, they are my roots, roots that are firmly grounded in the history of photography; that is my history.
Feroz Galerie is pleased to announce A Moment. Master Photographers: Portraits, the first complete exhibition of a new series by Michael Somoroff. Introduced in book form October 2012 by Damiani, closely followed by a presentation of select portraits by Feroz Galerie in November at Par… more
Vintage Photography from Strobe Alley
Seeing the Unseen: Vintage Photography from Strobe Alley
Exhibition: 25.01.2013 – 08.03.2013
Feroz Galerie is delighted to present an exhibition of photographic work by the American scientist and photographer Dr. Harold Edgerton (1903-1990). An early pioneer in stroboscopic photography, Edgerton’s technological developments have extended our vision and revolutionized the medium. We have many varied examples of his work including multiflash and stroboscopic pictures from his… more
August Sanderaround Bonn Exhibition: 24. Nov 2012 – 18. Jan 2013Vernissage: 23. Nov 2012, 18-21 h Feroz Galerie is please to present an exhibition highlighting the landscape photographie of August Sander. On display will be vintage prints of landscape and nature in and around Bonn."On a warm spring morning I packed my seven belongings and hiked through the Nachtigallental. Upon reaching the midpoint of my journey I climbed up a slope, turned and discovered that I was standing on the Wolkenb… more