Amateurfotografie. Vom Bauhaus zu Instagram
  • Exhibition

Airline Meals
© Joachim Schmid
Ulman Privilege
© Courtesy the artist, Arcadia Missa, London and Deborah Schamoni, Munich
Continental Breakfast
© Daniel Herrmann

In the exhibition Amateur Photography. From the Bauhaus to Instagram, the MKG is dedicated to amateur photography and its innovative power. The creative potential of amateur artists has played an important role since the invention of photography, and has particularly interested the artists of the Bauhaus, who regarded the careless handling of the camera as a great creative force. The democratic and political potential of amateur photography was also discovered in the 1920s. Both are still of great importance today for our handling of pictures. Amateur photography at the beginning of the twentieth century was the beginning of a mass phenomenon, which is repeatedly conjured up today with the flood of digital images. Every day, billions of smartphone owners worldwide capture their lives in snapshots. They share their pictures in countless social

Media channels, especially Instagram, with their friends and with people they have never met in person. Photographs have become a central communication medium. Amateur photography today seems more relevant than ever. The exhibition compares the imagery of historical and contemporary amateur photographers, sheds light on their motivation and goals, and asks if and how the digital, massively practiced amateur photography differs from the historical one. More than 200 exhibits by numerous amateur photographers, artists of the classical avant-garde and contemporary artists as well as magazines, books and digital documents can be seen. Funded in the Bauhaus fund today by the Federal Cultural Foundation and 100 years Bauhaus. With the kind support of the Mondriaan Fund.

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© 2019 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Foto: Sammlung Froehlich, Stuttgart

  • Exhibition

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  • 11:00
  • Bucerius Kunst Forum
© Kunst-Forum Gellersen

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  • 14:00
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© ©René Augustinus Kneese

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  • Vernissage
  • Exhibition

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  • 18:00
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© KomponistenQuartier

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  • Guided Tour

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  • 16:00
  • Komponisten-Quartier Hamburg
© Anna Goldmund

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  • Exhibition

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  • 10:00
  • Berenberg-Gossler-Haus
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© Foto: Siegfried Wittenburg, Heiligendamm-Weltanschauung 1988

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  • Exhibition

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  • 10:00
  • Museum des Mahnmals St. Nikolai
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  • 11:00
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© Erragueb El Haissan

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  • Exhibition

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  • 15:30
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© Janina Wick

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  • Vernissage
  • Exhibition

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  • 11:00
  • Galerie im Marstall


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