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Exhibition catalogue

Thomas Ruff

With texts by Okwui Enwezor and Thomas Weski. MORE

Picture Gallery

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


Click Doubleclick

08.02 – 23.04.06

The exhibition presents selected standpoints in contemporary photography in which the image results are a construction of authenticity. The focus of the exhibition is the understanding of reality in photography and faith in the authenticity that is still associated with the medium. 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


William Eggleston

20.02 – 17.05.09

This comprehensive retrospective follows his artistic development from the early black-and-white images and pioneering transition to colour photography, all the way to the present day. MORE


Thomas Ruff



Thomas Ruff: Edition "ma.r.s.15", 2011/12



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


Jenny Holzer. Where women are dying, I am wide awake.

16.11 – 12.12.93

Haus der Kunst presents the works on paper from the series "Where Women Are Dying I Am Wide Awake" by the American conceptual artist created for edition No. 46 of "Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin". 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



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


Michael Schmidt

21.05 – 22.08.10

The works by Berlin-based artist Michael Schmidt present a further distinctive position within contemporary photography shown at the Haus der Kunst. Michael Schmidt takes only black-and-white photographs since, in his view, this neutralises our colourful world reducing it to a wide spectrum of greys. MORE


James Casebere. Fugitive

12.02 – 12.06.16

The works of James Casebere emerge from a singular approach of production: they are photographs of self-made architectural models in which completely imagined scenes are transposed into a pictorial record. MORE


Withholding Images

Withholding Images MORE


Brassai — From Surrealism to the Informal

21.01 – 26.03.95

The photographs of Gyula Halász, who called himself Brassaï, lead us into the Paris of the 1930s, where he initially worked as a journalist and later, inspired by his acquaintance with his idol Eugène Atget, became a self-taught art photographer. MORE


Germaine Krull

22.01 – 12.03.00

Germaine Krull distinguished herself as a great photographer in the context of a cosmopolitan biography. Born in East Prussia and raised in Italy, France and Switzerland, she began her studies in photography in 1915 in Munich. MORE


Herzog Collection

06.04 – 12.06.05

"L'image prime sur le nom." (Ruth Herzog) In the exhibition Haus der Kunst presents masterpieces from the Ruth and Peter Herzog Collection of Basel. MORE


Robert Adams

29.06 – 25.09.05

Robert Adams is one of the twentieth century's most style-defining photographers. For the past four decades he has documented the constant change of the persistently myth-laden American West from a natural to a cultural landscape. MORE