We invite all members of the GfZK friends and interested parties to visit the exhibition Stadt. Fotografien 1986-92 at the Jochen Hempel Gallery together with the artist Matthias Hoch.
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Matthias Hoch was already focussing on urban space during his photography studies. However, not in the narrative, people-orientated small-format photography that was prevalent at the time. After studying the work of Eugène Atget and Albert Renger-Patzsch, he discovered the larger format and the completely different way of working associated with it. This suited his concentrated search for an aesthetic of the everyday. The predominantly black and white series shows scenes of a city. The pictures are taken from the perspective of a passer-by, the light is diffuse, the sky white. The buildings and their materials, the bare branches and the uneven pavements can be seen all the more precisely.