With Changing Views – 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse Foam showcases an extensive range of works from one of the most important corporate collections of contemporary photography.
The Art Collection Deutsche Börse comprises approximately 1800 works from over 120 international photographers, including iconic names like Diane Arbus, Walker Evans, Bernd & Hilla Becher, Rineke Dijkstra, Dana Lixenberg, younger photographers like Tobias Zielony and Mike Brodie and hidden gems like Gerd Danigel or Gabriele and Helmut Nothhelfer.
The exhibition period consists of four back-to-back presentations that record positions on the key themes of the collection, with works by different photographers. This concept celebrates the variety and in-depth quality of the Art Collection Deutsche Börse. The four consecutive chapters are:
Chapter 1: Germany - 3 until 19 May
The exhibition opened with chapter Germany. Amongst others, the collection recognises the work of German photographers and their depiction of Germany. This varies from the famous names of the so-called “Düsseldorfer Becher-Schule” to hidden gems such as Gerd Danigel, Gabriele and Helmut Nothhelfer and Helga Paris.
Chapter 2: Icons - 21 May until 4 June
People and how they relate to their environment is an important feature in the Art Collection Deutsche Börse. The second chapter Icons displays the work of some of the most iconic names in photography’s history, like Diane Arbus, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Rineke Dijkstra, Walker Evans, David Goldblatt, Dana Lixenberg, Nicholas Nixon and Martin Parr.
Chapter 3: Traces of Disorder - 6 until 23 June
Traces of Disorder features a selection of photographs that show traces of political conflicts and disturbed or changing social orders. Works by classic photojournalists such as Philip Jones Griffiths and Anja Niedringhaus are exhibited alongside photographers who make groundbreaking work in critical documentaries, such as Simon Norfolk and Julian Röder.
Chapter 4: Youth Culture 25 June - 7 July
The fourth and last chapter, Youth Culture, presents a selection of works by photographers who are attentive to the lives and attitudes of the youthful. Whether the photos were taken in Wales, Marseille or Los Angeles, the subject remains the same; hanging around on the street and on chosen ‘stages’ such as parking lots or gas stations.
Learn more about the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and its Art Collection here.
Visitors can download additional information about some of the works on display via the Smartify app. Scan the works with a sticker next to them and get to the story behind the image, as told by Director and Curator of Art Collection Deutsche Börse, Anne-Marie Beckmann. The free app is available via the Apple App or Google Play Store.
Changing Views – 20 Years of Art Collection Deutsche Börse is curated by Foam and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.
Foam is supported by the BankGiro Loterij, De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek, City of Amsterdam, Foam Members, Olympus and the VandenEnde Foundation.