Facing Britain
British Documentary Photography since the 1960s
04 09 21
09 01 22

‹Facing Britain› takes a kaleidoscopic look at the British nation, showing everyday scenes next to politically charged events: Ascot meets Belfast, the Falklands War meets intimate moments in British living rooms.

Illus. based on: Syd Shelton, Anti racist skinheads, Hackney, East London, 1979, © Syd Shelton

We are on summer break!

The exhibitions with works by Takeshi Makishima and John Gerrard in the glass foyer are still on and can be seen from the outside.

Illus. based on: Kunsthalle Darmstadt, Nikolai Benner, 2020

Takeshi Makishima
13 09 20
29 08 21

The six paintings by Takeshi Makishima shown in the glazed foyer are still on view 24/7.

Illus. based on: Takeshi Makishima, Tabled Neptune (Neptunea tabulata) [detail], 2020, © Takeshi Makishima and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2020, photo: Achim Kukulies

John Gerrard
Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado)
21 06 21
20 06 22

In slow motion, the virtual camera is circling the pump from the Texan manufacturer Lufkin, whose arm tirelessly goes up and down. John Gerrard's portrait of an oil pump ‹Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado) in a desert-like landscape is not only realistic in terms of the technical details, but also shows the position of the sun and the course of the stars synchronized with their location in the western United States.

Illus. based on: John Gerrard, Lufkin (near Hugo, Colorado), 2009, © John Gerrard and VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2021