„PHOTO: HEIN GORNY“
September 4 to December 11, 2020
Hours: Fridays 2pm - 7pm or by appointment
Opening afternoon on September 3 from 4:30 to 9 pm.
Due to the pandemic, there will be no opening remarks, but we publish a text by Klaus Honnef about Hein Gorny (see below).
This show is a cooperation with the Librairie Métamorphoses, 17, rue Jacob, 75007 Paris where the works were shown in November 2019.
Curated by Marc Barbey
Hein Gorny (1904-1967) was one of the most sought after and versatile photographers of his time. Gorny worked as a commercial and industry photographer as well as a portrait, sport and animal photographer. He was published between 1929 and 1950 in design and art magazines, as well as in many other kinds of publications in Germany and internationally, especially in France.
On the occasion of this exhibition, we are pleased to publish a text by Klaus Honnef on Hein Gorny, "Hein Gorny - Renewer of Photography". Please write to: firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the text.
Quotes from the text: “These images, shimmering between abstraction and objectivity, offer a grandiose symbiosis of New Objectivity and New Vision, represent a substantial portion of his photographic work in the 1930s. They establish Hein Gorny as an innovative, original and uncompromising picture designer. The clarity and accuracy of his pictures, their transparency for hidden connections and their striking lacony are captivating. The serial image structure, in which the essence of the photographic medium is reflected, replaces the traditional composition. Not in the slightest corrupted by the commercial advertising context his aesthetic attitude convinces with its authenticity.
... Hein Gorny was in reality a genuine visual artist who pushed the new and managed to seal it with his photographic competencies to a visual triumph... "
A catalogue in German, French and English accompanies the show. Texts by Yusuke Isotani and Lene Nell, Graphic design by Andreas Koch
During the Berlin Art Week September 9 to September 13 the show will be open as follows:
Thu. September 10, 2 - 6pm,
Fri. September 11, 2 - 6 pm,
Sat. September 12, 2 - 6 pm,
Guided tours with Marc Barbey on the following days at 5 pm:
10.09, 11.09, 12.09, 2.10, 6.11 and 27.11
A maximum of 10 visitors can visit the exhibition at the same time: with mask and the 1.5 m distance rule. All visitors must enter their contact details on site. Reservations are not possible on the opening day. Please count in possible waiting time.
Catalog of the exhibition
PHOTO: HEIN GORNY
German, French and English
Texts from Yusuke Isotani and Lene Nell
Grafic design Andres Koch
Format 27 x 22 cm