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.