Who were the Bechers?
Bernd and Hilla Becher spread the word about the ‘New Objectivity’ style in German photography through experimental images of industrial structures in the late 1950s. This developed into a new pictorial language that influenced their students, including Candida Höfer, Andreas Gursky, Axel Hütte, Thomas Ruff, Elger Esser and Thomas Strüth - otherwise known as the Düsseldorf School.
The Ben Brown show presents examples of this documentary style together with works by Thomas Demand, a former sculpture student at the Kunstakademie who is known for making life-size models of rooms and buildings as identical mirrors of their original.
The influence of the Düsseldorf School extends to contemporary photographic practice, and this show offers a rare chance to see the highest-calibre works by the group’s members side by side.
|What||Düsseldorf Photography: Bernd and Hilla Becher and Beyond, Ben Brown Fine Arts|
|Where||Ben Brown Fine Arts, 12 Brook's Mews, London, W1K 4DG | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Bond Street (underground)|
04 Sep 15 – 03 Oct 15, Mon-Fri 11am - 6pm
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