On the occasion of Gallery Weekend 2023, Kicken Berlin will be opening a further installment of the exhibition sequence Sheroes of Pictures, which was productively initiated in 2021. The neologism shero expresses explicit appreciation of the achievements of women of all ages artists in images. The sheroes of pictures unite the self-certain practice of a fashionable medium with varied perspectives on fact.

Following the opening group clearly show and the individual shows of the do the job of Tata Ronkholz, Jitka Hanzlová, and Sibylle Bergemann in 2021–22, part five of this sequence focuses on numerous artists from the nineteenth century to the current in a dialogical survey.

Just one emphasis is the photography avant-garde in the interwar period of time with Bauhaus artists such as Gertrud Arndt, Grit Kallin-Fischer, and Lucia Moholy. Like no other, Moholy motivated the contemporary see of the Bauhaus, immortalizing operates, objects, and buildings in her goal and precise pictures.

The females masters of studio images produced staged is effective that are equally refined and surreal—from Gertrud Käsebier, the pioneer of Pictorialism, and Lotte Jacobi, who built portraits of Berlin’s avant-garde artists and icons of her time which includes actress Lotte Lenya, to Charlotte Rudolph, who produced vivid portraits of dancers and is specially known for her ingenious portraits of the Expressionist dancer Mary Wigman.

The methods of Neues Sehen (New Vision) are presented with photos by Aenne Biermann, Marianne Breslauer, and Elfriede Stegemeyer. Marta Hoepffner, who researched with Willi Baumeister at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Principal, utilized methods of collage and montage to build pictures self-evidently in the canon of the contemporary arts. In this spirit, Alice Lex-Nerlinger also merged abstraction and collage. The European avant-garde of the interwar period is furthermore manifested in images by Czech artist Jaroslava Hatlaková. Ultimately, Florence Henri, who was rooted both equally in the Bauhaus and Parisian modernism, reinterpreted her have legendary shots.

The transition to mid-century modernism is represented by the experimental photograms of Anneliese Hager. Otto Steinert not only curated exhibitions on subjective images in Saarbrücken he also deeply influenced a fantastic amount of females photographers. Monika Dietz and Edith Buch, two creators of surreal imagery who take up the thread of the avant-garde, both appear from Steinert’s class at the College of Arts and Crafts in Saarbrücken.

Gals photographers in West and East Germany have consistently adopted and individually articulated documentary traditions. Ruth Hallensleben, a single of the couple women of all ages industrial photographers, documented manufacturing facility structures in objective pictures commencing in the 1950s. In the 1970s and 1980s Barbara Klemm and Sibylle Bergemann set up incredibly private narrative perspectives.

The Sheroes of Pictures built terribly modern achievements for numerous a long time, and their functions continuously engaged in productive dialogs with artistic strategies of viewing. Their various views on reality are united in their self-apparent observe of a person of the most essential media of modernism.

Carolin Förster


Sheroes of Images (Element V)
Apr 28 — Sep 1, 2023
Kicken Berlin
Kaiserdamm 118
14057 Berlin, Germany

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