ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
Karl Blossfeldt (1865–1932) is considered one of the most important photographers of New Objectivity in the 1920s and 1930s. His photographs of plants document the wealth of shapes found in nature, as barely visible merely with the naked eye. Close-ups and extreme magnification shift the shapes of plants into the sphere of abstraction and make them appear like huge sculptures and architectural forms. The works of the Berlin artist Eva-Maria Schön (* 1948) straddle the fields of painting and photography. In her series ‘Parallel Growing’ Karl Blossfeldt’s photographs of plants form a central reference point for analytical/intuitive pictorial inventions. The exhibition includes works from the series ‘Unschärfe’ (Blurring) and ‘Paralleles Wachstum’ (Parallel Growth) by Eva-Maria Schön in dialogue with a selection of large-format and multipartite collages of works by Karl Blossfeldt.
More information on the exhibition on the website of the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
Under the title Collection+, the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungene (Bavarian State Painting Collections) in the Pinakothek der Moderne will be presenting studio exhibitions within the context of the collection. Presentations of new acquisitions, loans and artist rooms reveal the laborious work involved in gathering, maintaining and researching the collections, shining a light on the scholarly investigations into them and their contemporary relevance.
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