Distortions

Works on paper

Oktober 16, 2018 — November 20, 2018

 

Exhibition:
oct 16 – nov 20, 2018
11am – 6pm mon-fri

 

Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

BELLA FIGURA

September 4, 2018 — October 5, 2018

 

Exhibition:
sept 4 – oct 5, 2018
11am – 6pm mon-fri

 

Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 

 

 

1937 JAPAN ATTACKS CHINA!

July 5, 2018 — July 31, 2018

 

1937 – Japan Attacks China! is the second volume in a series that explores historical events that have often been overlooked and untold through the medium of photography. The first volume, Misled: German Youth 1933-1945, examines and investigates the role of the German youth during the Nazi regime from 1933-1945. Daniel Blau is proud to present to the public 1937 – Japan Attacks China!, and for the first time in 80 years 146 recently discovered photographs of this horrific conflict.

 

Details: Photographs by Rudolph Brandt and Joy Lacks

 

hardcover, 222 pages, 146 illustration, 25,4 x 17,8 cm
Edited by Daniel Blau.
Texts by Pearl Lam, Dr. Tilman Spengler, Ryan Adams and Daniel Blau.

 

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Exhibition:
july 5 – july 31, 2018
11am – 6pm mon-fri

 

Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 

Misled German Youth 1933-1945

May 24, 2018 — June 21, 2018

 

Misled illustrates the role of the youth during the Nazi regime 1933-45 in photographs and interviews.  The pictures cover a range of themes from daily life and school outings to military exercise and training. Most of the photographs are here published for the first time.  They were recently found in American photo archives where they had been stored since the war.
The lingering fingerprints of a world thrown into war are still visible, and rightly so. World War II set the foundation for the second half of the 20th century. Borders changed. Politics shifted. Bombs fell like rain, and the world witnessed the birth of the atomic age. World War II left humanity suffering and broken. Misled focuses on the experience of war through images and stories of German youth during the time of the Third Reich.
Included are transcriptions of conversations Daniel Blau had with eye-witnesses. In order to show the complex relationships between photojournalism, propaganda and the function of text, Daniel Blau’s interviews have been left unedited, which not only amplifies their youthful tone but also helps to further reflect on the function of (photo-)journalism.
Misled is an active conversation, in which the past and present experience one another.

 

192 pages, 83 illustrations (many on double pages),
25 × 18,5 cm, softcover

 

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Verführt Deutsche Jugendliche 1933-1945

Verführt schlägt die Brücke zwischen Vergangenheit und Gegenwart. Einerseits historisch, lädt das Buch uns andererseits doch ein, die Photographien zu betrachten, die Geschichten zu hören und an den Gesprächen teilzuhaben. Erfahren Sie den Krieg aus dem Blickwinkel der Kinder. Verführt konzentriert sich auf Erfahrungen des Krieges in Bildern und Geschichten deutscher Kinder während der Zeit des “Dritten Reiches”. Die Auswahl von 83 Photographien, in der Zeit von 1933 bis 1945 aufgenommen, erzählt die Geschichte von Kindern, die in jener Zeit lebten und kämpften. Alle Aufnahmen wurden 1933-1945 gemacht und abgezogen. Allein die hektografierten und handschriftlichen Angaben auf der Rückseite der Photos geben jeweils Hinweis auf die Zeit und die Umgebung der Aufnahmen.
Die Texte sind Erinnerungen von Zeitzeugen.
Verführt ist ein Dialog, in dem sich die Vergangenheit und Gegenwart begegnen.

 

192 Seiten, 83 Abbildungen,
25 x 18,5 cm, softcover

 

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Exhibition:
may 24 – june 21, 2018
11am – 6pm mon-fri

 

Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

George Grosz – Private Drawings 1927/1928

April 4, 2018 — May 17, 2018

 

Daniel Blau is pleased to exhibit a selection of rare drawings by George Grosz (1893-1956). Taking as their subject the human form, these erotically charged and often explicit works on paper are presented to the public for the first time.

With eroticism reminiscent of Japanese shunga woodcuts, the drawings’ relationship to this Eastern print process is visible in the depictions of disproportionate human body parts. These large-format works by Grosz call to mind the grotesque yet compelling figures of Schiele, or the urgent marks of de Kooning.

 

Early in his career, Grosz developed his draughtsmanship by rendering the human form on paper – nudes, couples, threesomes and groups. These brazen drawings are unapologetically pornographic. Although prurient, the fine pencil lines and anatomical studies are the work of a dexterous penman. The pieces belong in the same family as works by Modern artists such as Mondrian, Kirchner and Bellmer, and bear a resemblance to the line drawings of later artists such as Warhol and Polke.

 

Grosz became known for his anti-war drawings and his social criticism. With his pen, pencil and palette he dissected the soul of Weimar Germany. The works on display were made in the late 1920s, before the artist’s emigration to the USA. They emerged between the two Great Wars, during a time that saw Grosz maturing as an artist as his work fluctuated between expressionistic social commentary and uninhibited libidinous fantasy.

 

 

Capa – 75 years ago

February 16, 2018 — March 29, 2018

 

On the 75 year anniversary of the beginning of the Allied liberation of Europe
 

Daniel Blau presents an exhibition of works by renowned photojournalist Robert Capa.
Capa’s documentation of conflicts including the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War and the Second World War gained him a reputation as a skilled photographer with a humanitarian sensitivity to the costs of war.

 

Capa was on the frontlines when the Allies freed Italy, beginning with Sicily in 1943, and our selection of pictures is taken from this particular moment of transition that saw the Germans retreating northwards through Italy.

 

The photographer was present during moments of surrender and documented encounters between American soldiers and local people. A powerful photograph of the aftermath of the Naples Post Office bombing, on view in our exhibition, encapsulates Capa’s ability to register complex events and the suffering of individuals within a broader narrative of unfolding conflict.

 

His compelling pictures illuminate the realities of war as experienced by civilians and soldiers and confirm his status as one of the foremost photojournalists of the 20th Century.

16 feb – 29 mar 2018
11am – 6 pm  mon-fri
 
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München
 

Atom – Just Testing?

November 27, 2017 — January 31, 2018

 

In this exhibition we present a set of photographs of extremes – beauty and destruction, impact and silence, underwater tests and aerial photos. These rarely shown photographs were taken in the 1940s and 50s and served the U.S. Navy during their nuclear weapon tests at sea in the Pacific Islands and in the Nevada desert. These documents have become artworks of importance and value. ‘Just Testing’ includes extraordinary large-format contactprints as well as colour dye-transfer process prints.

 

Their aesthetic and brilliance are today as striking as they were half a century ago – and their topicality and incendiary nature is undisputed.

 

See here the introduction presented by Daniel Blau:

 

Tomas Schmit – Utopie

October 26, 2017 — November 23, 2017

 

Per Kirkeby – Works on Paper

October 26, 2017 — November 23, 2017

 

An exhibition of works on paper by Per Kirkeby

 

A.R. Penck

June 26, 2017 — July 28, 2017