The North America Office of Duesseldorf Tourism and Duesseldorf Airport announce: New Photography Exhibit “Lichten”at Kunsthalle Duesseldorf – Works by Thomas Ruff

A leading figure in the Duesseldorf School of Photography, Thomas Ruff is best known for his staged and candid portraits. Kunsthalle Duesseldorf is staging an exhibition of his works from September 20, 2014 – January 11, 2015.

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THOMAS RUFF, Interieur 1D, 1982, From the series: Interieurs – Interieurs – Intérieurs – Interiors, C-print © VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2014

The exhibit explores how Ruff constructs a political and social perspective of the image and at the same time illustrates pivotal changes that photography has undergone over the last 30 years.

Düsseldorf, Germany (PRWEB) August 15, 2014

In the 1970s, a group of students who studied under photographers Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Düsseldorf Art Academy (Kunstakademie) applied new technology and contemporary vision to the Becher’s style of clear, objective photographs of industrial buildings. This group came to be known as the Düsseldorf School of Photography. Thomas Ruff (born 1958 in Zell am Harmersbach, Germany) is one of its leading figures. A new exhibit titled “Lichten” at the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf shows some of his works from the late 1970s to today.

The exhibit focuses on five of the artist’s series from the last 35 years – including the two latest, “Phg” (started in 2012), and “Negative” (started in 2014) – and showcases his technical expertise and range of style, from a semi-documentary approach to post-digital photography, from natural to virtual light. The exhibit also explores how Ruff constructs a political and social perspective of the image and at the same time illustrates pivotal changes that photography has undergone over the last 30 years, such as the gradual disappearance of light in the transition from analog to digital photography.

Also included in the exhibition are Ruff’s “Sterne” (stars) – 1989-1992; “Nächte” (nights) – 1992-1996; and his first series “Interieurs” – 1979-1983).

Düsseldorf’s tourism office is offering hotel and city specials for many of the city’s art events throughout 2014, including “Lichten.” The package, called “Düsseldorf à la Card,” can be booked right from the tourism office’s website at https://www.duesseldorf-tourismus.de/en/hotel-packages/duesseldorf-a-la-card/. Prices start at €49 per night per person based on double-occupancy for a 2-3-star hotel in the city center and at €95 per person for a 4-star hotel. The package includes breakfast, one DüsseldorfCard (free public transportation within city limits plus 30 free or reduced admissions to city attractions), and a city information package. Please check the website for current information.

For more information about the exhibit, please visit http://www.kunsthalle-duesseldorf.de.

For more information about the destination Düsseldorf, please visit: http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.

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Düsseldorf Marketing & Tourism GmbH is the visitors and convention bureau of the city of Düsseldorf. Its responsibilities include tourism and city marketing, as well as conference and meeting marketing, hotel reservation services, fairs and convention services, city event ticket sales and advance ticket reservations. For more information, visit http://www.visitduesseldorf.de.

Düsseldorf Airport, Germany’s Next Generation HubTM, offers several non-stop flights from US & Canadian cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Ft. Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Newark, Toronto), as well as convenient connections to many European cities. For more information about the airport, visit http://www.dus.com.


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