Visions of our time
With subject matter ranging from landscapes, architecture, interiors, and portraits, the collection brings together top-class, mainly large-format works, and icons of contemporary photographic history. The photographs presented in the exhibition span a wide range from the classics of photographic history, such as Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld, through important representatives of the “Becher School,” such as Andreas Gursky and Candida Höfer, all the way to works of a younger generation including Beate Gütschow and Ricarda Roggan. Another focus is on diverse explorations of the theme of people and portraits in works by Thomas Ruff, Rineke Dijkstra, and Juergen Teller. The third focal point of the exhibition is documentary photography, with works by such photographers as Barbara Klemm, Sebastião Salgado, and Philip Jones Griffiths. Their photographs give intense impressions of historic events, crisis-torn regions, everyday life in the GDR, and working conditions in the Third World.