Basel 2019
Galleries | 2.0 | F7

Kicken Berlin
Since 1974 Kicken Berlin has specialized in 19th and 20th century and contemporary photography. Since its foundation the gallery has explored the relationship between photography and the other arts in over 220 exhibitions. Today the gallery is still guided by the mission of its founder, Rudolf Kicken (1947-2014): to convey to an international audience the importance of photography as an art form and, above all, as a visual adventure. One of the gallery’s strengths is its diversity. Also all of the major names in the early artistic photography dating from the beginnings of the medium in the 19th century have been presented in the gallery program. The focus, however, lies in the 20th century, particularly on the German and Czech avante-garde of the twenties and thirties as well as the outstanding masters of the genre, such as Man Ray, Moholy-Nagy, and others. Also the subjective photography of the fifties, West and East German photography, fashion photography, and contemporary conceptual positions are core emphases. The estates managed by the gallery, including those of Erwin Blumenfeld, Ed van der Elsken, Heinrich Kühn, Rudolf Koppitz, Helmar Lerski, Anton Josef Trčka, and Umbo are of particular importance. The work of the gallery comprises a minimum of four, museum-quality exhibitions a year, participation in the most important international art fairs, and external curatorial projects for private collectors and institutions.


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