Hortus Magicus

Hortus Magicus

Hortus Magicus, the new studio exhibition from DANIEL BLAU, is devoted to one of artistic photography’s first true genres: landscape. From some of the earliest, often anonymous photographic studies, though monumental 20th-century travel scenes, to the famous flower Polaroids of Araki, Hortus Magicus brings together twenty-three outstanding photographic witnesses to the magic of nature and the enchanting simplicity of a lens turned to the unbuilt world.
 
Emerging trends and tendencies in art photography of the mid-nineteenth century encouraged an exploration of and head-on engagement with new themes. The depiction of nature and landscape had, up until this point, remained largely reserved for the painter, but increased involvement with and interest in the world beyond ever-more industrializing cities opened a place among the arts that photography was perfectly positioned to fill. “Barbizon Tree Study,” by Charles Bodmer, illustrates this shift perfectly: the most essential elements of its design show a direct line and relationship back to techniques of landscape painting, to the immediate engagement with nature that define the teachings of the Barbizon school.
 
Especially impressive as testimonies to the mid-nineteenth century’s drive towards discovery are the two photographs that compromise Felice Beato’s “Tōkaidō Road.” At the time, photographs that felt truly ‘authentic’ were considered revolutionary: the difference between a photograph made in the studio and reworked and retouched there afterwards, and a photograph taken outdoors and left to speak for itself on its own merits, was clearly noticeable. Beato’s insistence on the later approach is what makes him today be considered among the first true documentary photographers. Japan exerted a particular fascination upon him. As the main connection between Kyoto, the imperial capital, and Edo (now Tokyo), the capital of the Tokugawa shoguns, the road known as Tōkaidō played an important role in the history, literature, and art of Japan. Beato’s photographs and accompanying captions explore the famous ancient highway through the lens of the living history and culture of Beato’s own time.
 
Ansel Adam’s large-format photograph of Sentinel Rock in Yosemite National Park bears a special defining aesthetic about itself. Adams, internationally renowned landscape photographer and photo writer, experienced with a wide variety of cameras and regularly experimenting with new processes and approaches, was a founding member of one of the most forward-looking photography collectives in the United States – called f/64 – and an influential representative of the style known as straight or pure photography. Adams sought in nature visual echoes to his own intuition; in this vivid, sharply detailed photograph, he allows the massive summit of Sentinel Rock to fill nearly the entire image, seeming somehow cradled there even in its cragged immensity.
 
The color Polaroids of Nobuyoshi Araki, undoubtably among the contemporary world’s most important photographic practitioners, complete our exhibition. Araki’s unique, intimate images of flowers in close detail reflect the forms and shapes of an ideal natural order, hinting towards the similarities and relationships we might all sense in our own human bodies.

 

Exhibition: Temporarily closed due to construction work July 14 – September 13, 2022 / by appointment only
 

11am – 6pm | mon – fri
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 
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Markus Lüpertz

Markus Lüpertz

 

Exhibition: May 19 – June 28, 2022
 

11am – 6pm | mon – fri
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 
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Traveling Photographers

Traveling Photographers

 

Exhibition: March 24 – May 3, 2022 | extended til May 10, 2022
 

11am – 6pm | mon – fri
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 
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Wintershow in Munich

Wintershow in Munich

 

Exhibition: February 10, 2022 – March 22, 2022
 

11am – 6pm | mon – fri
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 
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NASA, Apollo & Co

NASA, Apollo & Co

 

Exhibition: December 2, 2021 – February 8, 2022
 

11am – 6pm | mon – fri
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 
All images are available for purchase. Prices upon request. For further information please send an email to: contact@danielblau.com
 

 


Art Basel Review

Art Basel Review

 

Exhibition: October 5 – November 30, 2021
 

11am – 6pm | mon – fri
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 

 
All artworks are available for purchase. Prices upon request. For further information please send an email to: contact@danielblau.com

Wasserspiele

Wasserspiele

 

Exhibition: July 29 – September 7, 2021 | extended until September 30, 2021
 

11am – 6pm | mon – fri
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 

 
All artworks are available for purchase. Prices upon request. For further information please send an email to: contact@danielblau.com

RE GENERATION
[RE] Generation

[RE] GENERATION

2 Space Pop-up Art Show
Opening July 2nd at 4 pm
 
at
 
Knust Kunz
Ludwigstraße 7
80539 Munich
mail@sabineknust.com
www.sabineknust.com
+49 (0) 89 29160703
from July 2nd until July 7, 2021
 
Daniel Blau
Maximilianstraße 26
80539 Munich
contact@danielblau.com
www.danielblau.com
+49 (0) 89 297342
from July 2nd until July 16, 2021
 

[RE] GENERATION showcases a new wave of diverse artists from around the world. This two-space exhibition will be showing in parallel at Knust Kunz Editions and Galerie Daniel Blau, Munich. Organized by Hans Kern, founder of the [Re]generator (www.regenerator.earth), this collaboration premieres not only inspiring art, but also a new idea for organizing community around creative problem-solving. The [Re]generator is a new project that plans to build a network of physical spaces (also individually named “[Re]generators”), that will facilitate and harness the creative power of artists to help fx the biggest challenges of our time: ecological degradation, climate change, plastic pollution, loss of community and political polarization.
 
Proceeds from the exhibition will go to support the creation of the frst physical [Re]generator, hopefully in Kamikatsu, Japan. Kamikatsu is known as Japan’s “zero waste town”. The hope is that such a space, will serve as a model to other towns around the world, to adopt similar approaches to local ecological and social challenges. The “creative citizen’s assembly” problem-solving model applies new insights from deliberative democratic practice emerging around the world. Through this creative space, it is hoped that new creative engagements, reciprocities and ecologies between humans and their environment can emerge. In this way, the [Re]generator could inspire a new circular ecology of regenerative art and artistic regeneration.
 
The organisers of [RE] GENERATION believe that social, political and ecological healing, must begin with the imagination. By bringing a diversity of dynamic creative perspectives into one space, we wish to inspire the public to join us on a journey of discovering alternative visions of the possibilities for life on our green Earth. The exhibition has been curated with the help of Valeria Diaz Granada.
 
From July 2nd, 2021, two of the artists in [RE] GENERATION, China Marks and Chris Bianchi, will also be exhibiting in a parallel two-person show, BONKERZ GARDEN, at KNUSTxKUNZ+ on Theresienstrasse 48.

 
Online Showroom
Link launching on Opening Day July 2nd

 
 

Participating Artists:

• Amanda Lees

• August Alexander

• China Marks • www.chinamarks.net

• Chris Bianchi • www.chrisbianchi.co.uk

• Clara • www.vimeo.com/secretsbyclara

• David Sater • www.davidsater.net

• Duy Hoàng • www.duy-h.com

• Ella Belenky • www.ellabelenky.com

• Hans Kern • www.swarming.global

• Lara Schnitger • www.antonkerngallery.com/artists/lara_schnitger

• Neal Fox • www.nealfox.co.uk

• Robert Rubbish • www.robertrubbish.blogspot.com

• Satch Hoyt • www.satchhoyt.art

• Steph von Reiswitz • www.stephvonreiswitz.com

• Thad Higa • www.thadhiga.com

• Victorin Ripert • www.victorinripert.tumblr.com

• LE GUN collective (Neal Fox, Robert Rubbish, Steph von Reiswitz • www.legun.co.uk)
 
 


Louis Alphonse Poitevin

Louis Alphonse Poitevin

DANIEL BLAU is pleased to present Louis Alphonse Poitevin, an exhibition honoring an outstanding inventor, chemist, engineer, researcher, artist and photographer, and one of the most important characters in the development of photography as we know it today.
 
For more than 35 years, Louis Alphonse Poitevin (1819-1882) experimented with chemical and mechanical processes in search of a printable and longer-lasting photograph. He recognized early on that photography had the potential to revolutionize how mass-produced books were illustrated. His work brought that revolution about, creating the first practical process for printing photographs, as illustrations within books, on an industrial scale.
 
This exhibition of Alphonse Poitevin’s work, featuring 47 rare photographs, offers the opportunity for an in-depth view into some of his most prescient inventions. Poitevin is remembered today most for establishing the fundamental principles of four non-silver process families: photolithography, collotype, dichromate relief systems, and the carbon pigment process.

 

Exhibition: until July 20th, 2021 | paused until July 16th for a special exhibition
 

11am – 6pm | mon – fri
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 

 
All artworks are available for purchase. Prices upon request. For further information please send an email to: contact@danielblau.com

Demons, Spirits and other Creatures

Demons, Spirits and other Creatures

DANIEL BLAU is pleased to present a new exhibition of strange and uncanny creatures and characters, from this world or another. Featuring works by Bill Bragg, Dan McCarthy, Antonius Höckelmann, John Lurie, and Neal Fox.

 

Exhibition:
March 11 – April 20, 2021
 
For your visit, please make an appointment in advance by contacting us via phone or email
 
11am – 6pm | mon – fri
Maximilianstraße 26, 80539 München

 

 
All artworks are available for purchase. Prices upon request. For further information please send an email to: contact@danielblau.com