Does the Bauhaus still contribute to further developments in photographic pictorial languages? What role does the avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists today? At the center of Bauhaus and Photography is the reconstruction of László Moholy-Nagy’s photography-section at the legendary 1929–1930 Werkbund-exhibition Film und Foto (Film and Photo).

Heiner Meyer

Heiner Meyer succeeds in arresting and capturing the passing by of the world of advertising,
consumption, everyday life, and the cinema; the world of the great and small desires; the world of greed, power, and indulgence. In a rich selection, the artist brings together both the knowledge and the truth of the past, the fruits from the historical evolvement of art in Europe since antiquity, and combines this ‚memento’, this zest, with the fashionable and the impermanent, with the icons of the 1950s and the brilliance and glamour of our time, with consumption and greed. These naturally include Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Liz Taylor, and the unrivaled Audrey Hepburn. The arc ranges from Jacqueline Kennedy, Penelope Cruz, and Paris Hilton to Victoria Beckham and any number of anonymous young women. Heiner Meyer captures what remains from all we had: a glaring world, quiet insight, and a dream. (after Friedhelm Häring)

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"Heiner Meyer"

February 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-262-4

23,70 x 31,00 cm

160 Pages

97 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, with dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English

Galerie Terminus, München and Kunsthalle Gießen

Friedhelm Häring
The illustrated book will be published on the occasion of the exhibitions „Heiner Meyer. Déjà-Vu“ 2009 at Galerie Terminus, München, Kunsthalle Gießen, Kunst Club, Hamburg, Arthus Galerie, Zell a. H., Michael Leskovar, Contemporary Fine Art, Salzburg, Galerie Noah, Glaspalast, Augsburg and The Hart Gallery, Palm Desert.