In addition to the exhibition schedule at The Cube, which includes works that are part of the Collection as well as works from promoted projects – such as the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize or the C/O Talents programme – the Foundation makes an ongoing effort to develop further collaborations with cultural institutions both within and outside of Germany. In 2014, the Art Collection exhibition “Human Nature” was on display at the NRW Forum Düsseldorf as part of the Düsseldorf Photo Weekend. Since the first edition of the RAY photography projects Frankfurt/Rhine Main in 2012, the Art Collection has also been an important partner of the new “Foto-Triennale” in the Rhine-Main region and participates in the RAY photography projects both with works on loan and as an exhibition venue. As the Collection’s curator, Anne-Marie Beckman is also a member of the Ray curator team. In cooperation with the MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt, the special exhibition for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize was shown as part of the RAY photography projects at the museum’s exhibition space MMK3. As a main goal, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation seeks to continue to bring important photography exhibitions to Frankfurt and to make the Art Collection accessible to a broad audience outside of the exhibition space at the company’s headquarters.
Claudia Andujar. Tomorrow must not be like yesterday
Exhibition at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main
18 February to 25 June 2017
Courtesy Claudia Andujar and Galeria Vermelho, São Paulo, Brazil
This exhibition is the first in Europe to provide extensive insights into the œuvre of the photographer Claudia Andujar (b. in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 1931), a resident of Brazil. In the early 1980s, in connection with her activist involvement in efforts to protect and preserve the Yanomami, the largest indigenous ethnic group in the Amazon region, she produced "Marcado" (The Marked Ones). The portraits launched Andujar's in-depth exploration of the Yanomami culture and have come to be considered her single most important series. In the exhibition they are on view with other workgroups spanning the period from the 1960s to the present. In extraordinary portrayals of the Amazon region and the urban environment of São Paulo, the human being is mirrored in his relationship to society and politics, city and nature and enters into intense dialogue with the photographer's subjective viewpoint.
The exhibition has been made possible with a funding by Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.