Forthcoming Exhibitions - K20 K21 Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen

Hiroshi Sugimoto
14th July, 2007 – 6th January, 2008

Hiroshi Sugimoto, the Japanese master of photography, combines Far-Eastern traditions with aspects of Western modernism and post-modernism in his artistic approach.

Over the past thirty years, the artist created a stylistically and conceptually coherent oeuvre. His work’s beauty and auratic effect result from the strict formal structuring of his pictures and an elaborate developing technique. Since the beginning of the nineties, Sugimoto has been internationally present with exhibitions at important museums. However, so far only excerpts of his oeuvre have been on display in Germany.

Now the first comprehensive retrospective has been planned including more than 55 photographies and at least one sculpture which will be shown in settings created by the artist himself. The presentation will include examples from all of the artist’s important series, the Wax Portraits, Dioramas, Theaters, Architectures, Seascapes, Pine Trees, Colors of Shadow, Conceptual Forms and probably also from a new series which has not been shown yet.

Jeroen de Rijke – Willem de Rooij
8th December, 2007 – March 2008

Jeroen de Rijke (1970-2006) and Willem de Rooij (born 1969) created many highly acclaimed works in the course of the last 10 years. The analysis of the filmic image in its beauty and its critical potential makes up the core of this oeuvre. The both intelligent and visually precise works explore the con-ventions and messages of filmic aesthetics. Furthermore, they draw attention, not only to the underlying, but also to the open tensions caused by globalisation.
Apart from presenting an overview of the artists’ previous creations, the exhibition will also allude to a likely con-tinuation after Joroen de Rijke’s untimely death.

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