The Idea of Landscape
26 June – 5 September 2015
Opening: Thursday, 25 June 2015, 7 pm
The exhibit “The idea of landscape” being presented within the framework of RAY 2015 in the ART FOYER of the DZ BANK Art Collection shows contemporary examination of the landscape motif by international art photographers. For the artist, it’s not about a perfect reproduction of nature as in the tradition of classical landscape painting but rather about visualizing a world of thought. The landscape as shown in these works is on the one hand a conceptual object that on the other hand is converted into abstraction. The landscape is here indeed a contributor to the photographic processes; the sculptural result leaves the assumed photographic touch of reality behind however and points out that each picture is an abstraction and interpretation of reality. A spectrum of diverse positions can be seen from established artists such as Valie Export and Detlef Orlopp to young art photographers such as Jose Dávila, Adrian Sauer and Anna Vogel.
Curator: Dr. Christina Leber
The ART FOYER of the DZ BANK Art Collection shows four changing exhibits per year in approximately 300 sqm of exhibition space. The Collection, consisting of over 7000 works from approximately 700 artists, is dedicated to the photographic image in international contemporary art.
DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Art Foyer
Platz der Republik, 60265 Frankfurt am Main
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am – 7 pm