Heimat 02: Exhibition view


No Place like Home

8.6. — 8.9.2013

What does “home” mean to our glob­al­ized so­ci­e­ty today? Do people still feel at home some­where in the 21st century? Which con­no­ta­tions and im­ages does the word con­jure up in our minds? And, last but not least: How do we por­tray in pic­tures what we call “home”? Pho­to­graphy, which depicts and, at the same time, con­denses the world, seems best suited to trans­late these ques­tions into im­ages.

Using the stocks of the HGN Collection and the DZ Bank Art Collection, Berlin gal­lery owner Rudolf Kicken (1947-2014) wanted the cu­ra­tor­ial con­cept for the ex­hi­bi­tion to pres­ent a di­verse sur­vey on art­ists’ view of what they con­sid­er to be a home.

The show fea­tured more than 100 works by 40 out­stand­ing pho­to­graphers of the 20th and 21st centuries, in­clud­ing Sibylle Bergemann, Peter Bialobrzeski, Anna and Bernhard Blume, Tacita Dean, William Eggleston, Ólafur Elíasson, Candida Höfer, Martin Parr, Stephen Shore, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Andy Warhol ren­der­ing their con­cept of “home” as an ar­cha­ic land­scape, as an ide­al­ized mem­o­ry, as a tem­po­rary place, or as a so­cial struc­ture.

The ex­hi­bi­tion was im­ple­mented in co­op­er­a­tion with the DZ Bank Art Collection which focuses on con­tem­po­rary pho­to­graphy and owns over 6,500 works by some 600 art­ists.