Pinakothek Opens exhibition of Photographs by Albert Renger-Patzsch

Pinakothek presents around 30 original photographs by Albert Renger-Patzsch in an exhibition on view 04.11.2011 – 26.02.2012.


Albert Renger-Patzsch, Branches of a Solitary Spruce, c. 1960, Albert Renger-Patzsch Archive | Ann and Jürgen Wilde Foundation, Pinakothek der Moderne © Ann and Jürgen Wilde/ VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn

An exhibition of the Ann and Jürgen Wilde Foundation, Munich. Albert Renger-Patzsch (1897-1966), key photographer and pioneer of Neue Sachlichkeit (New Sobriety), also displayed a keen interest throughout his life for the classics and modern literature. A lively personal correspondence developed between himself and the German author Ernst Jünger, who also penned two essays on the photographer´s work, published in the photobooks “Bäume” (“Trees”, 1962) and “Gestein” (“Rock”, 1966). This exhibition of material from the Ann and Jürgen Wilde Foundation´s Albert Renger-Patzsch Archive, contains photographs, various publications and a selection from his correspondence.


Albert Renger-Patzsch, Basalt in Northern Ireland, 1961, 29,7 x 39,9 cm © Ann and Jürgen Wilde, Zülpich / VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2011, Photo: Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen, Nicole Wilhelms.

Accompanying the exhibition is the publication “Ernst Jünger – Albert Renger-Patzsch. Briefwechsel 1943 -1966” (in German), edited by Matthias Schöning, Bernd Stiegler in conjunction with Ann and Jürgen Wilde, released in 2010, published by Wilhelm Fink.

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