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Visual Worlds of Everyday Life

Cabinet Presentation

With photographs by Wolfgang Tillmans, Pietro Donzelli, Barbara Klemm, Nobuyoshi Araki and Jack Pierson, the current cabinet presentation in the permanent exhibition of the Contemporary Art Collection shows an artistic perspective on everyday life.

About the Presentation

A wilted bouquet, power poles passing outside the car window, chance encounters with pedestrians on the street: it takes the artistic perspective on everyday life to reveal impressions as fleeting as they are unexpected. 

Wolfgang Tillmans’s works have a souvenir-like quality. In their immediacy, the intimate insights into his life reality appear universal. Even his staged depictions look authentically incidental. 

Pietro Donzelli used simple everyday life in post-war Italy as a photographic experiment. His works are distinguished by a narrative element that allows the viewer to take part in the scene as an unnoticed observer. 

Barbara Klemm concentrated on people and their relationships to their surroundings. In the process, she also shed subtle light on social structures. As a press photographer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, she became the chronicler of an everyday world that often only later proved to be a historical moment.

Pietro Donzelli
Ambiente rustico Aus der Serie: Terra senz'ombra, 1953

Nobuyoshi Araki, Untitled
From the series: Laments: From Close-Range, 1991

Nobuyoshi Araki
Untitled From the series: Laments: From Close-Range, 1991

Wolfgang Tillmans, Space between two buildings, 1996

Wolfgang Tillmans
Space between two buildings, 1996

Barbara Klemm
Deutsche Hochschule für Körperkultur, Leipzig, 1970

Wolfgang Tillmans, Strommast II, 1997

Wolfgang Tillmans
Strommast II, 1997

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