’Visions of our time. 10 years of photography at Deutsche Börse’ in Berlin
Deutsche Börse opens double exhibition at C/O Berlin/ Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2009 – in Germany for the first time
Deutsche Börse opened two exhibitions in Berlin on 28 May 2009. “Visions of our time. 10 years of photography at Deutsche Börse” sees a large number of the Deutsche Börse Art Collection displayed off company premises for the first time. Concurrently, the works of the four finalists of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2009 are on display. Both exhibitions were opened by Reto Francioni, CEO of Deutsche Börse Group, and run from 29 May to 19 July 2009 at C/O Berlin, International Forum for Visual Dialogues.
The “Visions of our time” exhibit shows a selection from the more than 100 works of contemporary photography by 32 artists in the Deutsche Börse Art Collection on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. The selection on display includes classics from photographic history by artists such as Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld, important representatives of the “Becher school” of photography such as Andreas Gursky and Candida Höfer, as well as works from a newer generation, including Beate Gütschow and Ricarda Roggan. The exhibition also focuses on the examination of man and portrait from a variety of different aspects and includes works by Thomas Ruff and Rineke Dijkstra. There will also be works from the realm of photojournalism, for example by Barbara Klemm and Philip Jones Griffiths. Their photographs give intense impressions of historical events – from war-torn areas and working conditions in the Third World.
The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2009 exhibition displays the works of the four finalists Emily Jacir, Paul Graham, Tod Papageorge and Taryn Simon. The annual prize recognizes a photographer who has made an important contribution to contemporary photography in Europe in the previous 12 months. The award, including prize money of GBP 30,000, was presented to Paul Graham in London on 25 March 2009 for his series entitled “a shimmer of possibility”.
Deutsche Börse has been main sponsor of this renowned photographic prize since 2005. It was set up by the Photographer’s Gallery in London in 1996 with the aim of promoting the best works of contemporary photography. The primary focus is on the work of young talents and recognizing excellent examples of international photographic art.
The works involved in this year’s Deutsche Börse Photography Prize will be on show afterwards at the Neue Börse in Frankfurt from 28 August 2009.
Deutsche Börse Group’s commitment to photographic art is a key part of its corporate responsibility activities. The company promotes exhibition projects by international museums and institutions. Its own Deutsche Börse Art Collection comprises a total of more than 700 predominantly large-format photographs by over 70 international artists. The works are displayed at Deutsche Börse Group’s main locations in Frankfurt, Eschborn and Luxembourg. The Neue Börse in Frankfurt hosts regular guided tours of the collection. Deutsche Börse also houses temporary exhibitions, providing young photographic artists in particular with a platform.
Further information on the Deutsche Börse Art Collection and the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize is available on the Internet at www.deutsche-boerse.com/art.
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