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Exhibition catalogue

Rise and Fall of Apartheid

Publication on the exhibition "Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Photography and the Bureaucracy of Everyday Life" MORE


Sir Sidney Kentridge

An interview with the renowned antiapartheid activist lawyer Sir Sydney Kentridge. He played a leading role in a number of the most significant political trials in apartheid era, including the 1977 inquest of Stephen Biko following his death in custody, was a member of Nelson Mandela's legal team during his 27-year imprisonment, and helped erode the legacy of apartheid laws in South Africa. MORE


Okwui Enwezor: Rise and Fall of Apartheid

The essay offers a comprehensive overview of the pictorial response to apartheid in South Africa. MORE

FAZ Article on "Rise and Fall of Apartheid"

Review of the exhibition "Rise and Fall of Apartheid" in the "Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung" on March 5, 2013. (In German) MORE


Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Bibliography

Extensive bibliography on the subject of apartheid with a focus on photography, fiction and autobiography as well as academic publications. MORE

In the press

Rise and Fall of Apartheid - Article in the NY Times

"Photography is the common language of modern history. It's everywhere; and everyone, in some way, understands it." (The New York Times) MORE


William Kentridge: Tide table

"Tide Table" is one of ten films by South African artist William Kentridge that "Rise and Fall of Apartheid" shows in its own cinema. MORE


Rise and Fall of Apartheid: Interview with Peter Magubane

Interview with Peter Magubane, one of South Africa’s most distinguished photo journalists. MORE


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"Soweto Uprising" – Readymade and photographs

Kendell Geers' readymade "Untitled, 1976" is a mortuary register listing the name of a young boy who was killed during the Soweto Uprising – an event captured also in numerous photographs in the exhibition "Rise and Fall of Apartheid". MORE


Worksheets for "Rise and Fall of Apartheid"

The material encourages students to focus on different topics while viewing the exhibition and to stimulate their further discussion. MORE


Exhibition program on video

A video containing brief visual descriptions of current exhibitions. MORE


Andreas Gursky

17.02 – 13.05.07

Andreas Gursky's works are digital sums of several different shots that have been added together to form a digitally composed image. In this way subjective views of the world, fictions based on facts and constructions of authenticity in the guise of documentations are created. MORE

Video, conversation

Talk: Thomas Ruff and Thomas Weski


Developed over a period of more than three decades, the diversity and complexity of Thomas Ruff's oeuvre makes it unique in the history of art photography. MORE


The Conditions of Spectrality and Spectatorship in Thomas Ruff's Photographs

Essay by Okwui Enwezor MORE


Albert Renger-Patzsch — Retrospective

01.02 – 13.04.98

Alongside August Sander and Karl Blossfeld, Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897–1966) is one of the most important representatives of photography in Germany. MORE


Bernd and Hilla Becher

16.06 – 19.09.04

With more than 80 typologies, the documentation of Zollern 2 coal mine, and more than 50 photographs of industrial landscapes, this constitutes the artist couple's largest exhibition dedicated to this topic. The Munich exhibition is about 25 percent larger than its first station in Düsseldorf. MORE



07.05 – 17.08.08

For more than 30 years, Parr has been documenting society and everyday culture, predominantly in his home country Great Britain, but beyond this, he has also documented global phenomena such as mass tourism, consumerist behaviour or so-called leisure time. MORE