Exhibition cooperations

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 RAY Fotografieprojekte Frankfurt/Rhein Main in 2012, the Art Collection has also been an important partner of this new photo triennial and participates in RAY 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 photo triennial at the museum’s exhibition space MMK3 in 2015 and 2017. It will again be showcased at MMK 3 and as part of RAY 2018 this year.
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.


Current collaborations


Exhibition and Festival

Richard Mosse, Incoming, film still, 2017 © Richard Mosse, courtesy of the artist and galerie carlier|gebauer

Every three years the entire Rhine-Main region focuses with the triennial RAY on photography, devoting itself to a different topic with an extensive exhibition and event programme. From 24 May until 9 September 2018 the motto of RAY was "EXTREME": various contemporary photography positions reflecting the topic are displayed at over ten locations. For the first time, RAY 2018 opened with a four-day festival kick-off in May 2018 at the MMK 3 Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main. The international festival programme embraced lectures, discussions with artists, guided tours, and workshops on this year's main theme.

RAY was curated by a five-member team of curators from Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie/Kunstforum der TU Darmstadt, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt/Main and MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt/Main. These were the five main RAY 2018 exhibition venues, with each of them showcasing an exhibition devoted to a specific topic.

Alongside "EXTREME. TERRITORIES", one of the main exhibitions in Eschborn, the Photography Foundation also played an active role in the RAY photography triennial in other respects. The Foundation sponsored the Festival days, and works by the four artists nominated for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize 2018 were displayed at the Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK) 3 in Frankfurt/Main as part of RAY 2018. Furthermore, the artists of the Foam Talents young artists programme, with which the Photography Foundation has been cooperating since 2018, were on show for the first time during the triennial at the Frankfurter Kunstverein.

You can find more about RAY 2018 here.


Past collaborations

Liebscher class. Comment ai-je pu me perdre

Exhibition at Goethe Institut in Paris
13 April to 10 June 2018


The exhibition project, supported by the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, featured works by HfG students that were selected by Prof. Martin Liebscher (Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach – HfG) and Anne-Marie Beckmann (Director and Curator of the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation).

"Comment ai-je pu me perdre" featured works by 12 students of Prof. Martin Liebscher's class at HfG in Offenbach – they are testament to this journey, using photography to investigate space and positioning. The works are the result of an intense and profound process of finding images the young artists are going through during their studies. Discarding of firm rules and academic conformity helps them to develop their own individual visual language.

Photographs become Pictures. The Becher Class.
Exhibition at the Städel Museum Frankfurt am Main

27 April to 13 August 2017


From 27 April 2017 the Städel Museum in Frankfurt showed the exhibition "Photographs become Pictures. The Becher Class". The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation supported this exhibition with 25 loans. The show featured works by Bernd and Hilla Becher, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, Thomas Ruff, Jörg Sasse and Thomas Struth from the Art Collection.

With its some 200 photographs by internationally renowned artists the exhibition explored, among other things, the question as to what influence Bernd and Hilla Becher had on their students at the art academy Düsseldorf.

More information about the exhibition here.

Claudia Andujar. Tomorrow must not be like yesterday
Exhibition at MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main

18 February to 25 June 2017


This exhibition was 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.

The exhibition has been made possible with a funding by Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation.