Exhibitions

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Alfred Ehrhardtアルフレート・エールハルト

The Forms of Nature—100 Years Bauhaus

Ryosokuin
10:00—17:00|Closed: 4/19, 4/20, 4/25, 5/9

supported by Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung Berlin

Adults ¥1000
Students ¥800 (Please show your Student ID)

Alfred Ehrhardt, Ripple marks in the ground, 1933–36
© bpk / Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung

Alfred Ehrhardt (1901–1984) studied at the Bauhaus in 1928–29. Dismissed from his teaching post by the National Socialists, he moved to the North Sea in 1933, where the natural structures of the tidal flats inspired his first series, “Das Watt” (The Tidelands). Series on crystals, shells, corals, and other natural forms followed. Recalling the German Naturphilosophen and scientists of the 19th and early 20th centuries, Ehrhardtʼs photographs evince the principles of the Bauhaus in their focus on composition, materiality, rhythm, and movement. The exhibition features 12 works from "Das Watt" and vintage prints from other series (1940-1960).
Alfred Ehrhardt
Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, Kyotographie presents the first Japanese exhibition of Alfred Ehrhardt (1901-1984), a major photographic artist of the German avant-garde. Composer, painter, and filmmaker, as well as photographer, Ehrhardt studied at the Bauhaus in 1928-29. Dismissed from his teaching post by the National Socialists, he moved to the North Sea in 1933, where the natural structures of the tidal flats inspired his first series of photographs: “Das Watt” (“The Tidelands”). Series on Crystals, Shells, Corals and other natural forms followed. Looking back to the German Naturphilosophen and scientists of the 19th and early 20th centuries who studied the geometry of nature, Ehrhardt’s photographs also evince the principles of the Bauhaus in their focus on composition, materiality, rhythm, and movement.
Sonia Voss (Curator)
Independent Curator. Sonia Voss is the curator of "Alfred Ehrhardt: The Forms of Nature" in this year's Kyotographie. Recently, she curated "Sophie Calle, Serena Carone. Beau doublé, monsieur le marquis !" at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris (2017-2018); "Anton Roland Laub: Mobile Churches" at locations in Berlin, Paris, and Arles (2017-2018); "Josef Koudelka: Invasion. Exiles. Wall" at C/O Berlin (2017, in collaboration with Xavier Barral); and "George Shiras. L’intérieur de la nuit" at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (2015-2016). Upcoming exhibitions include the first large-scale exhibition in France on the photography of the former East Germany (Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles 2019). Voss has edited books at Xavier Barral, Filigranes, and Kehrer Verlag. She lives in Berlin and Paris.

Ryosokuin
591, Komatsu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0811
Keihan Line “Gion-shijo” station. 7 min on foot from exit 3
Hankyu Line “Kawaramachi” station. 10 min on foot from exit 1

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