Axel Hütte, Furkablick, Switzerland, 1994, C-Print, 187 x 237 cm © Axel Hütte
Axel Hütte, Furkablick, Switzerland, 1994, C-Print, 187 x 237 cm © Axel Hütte

Catalogue

Published by Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König, German and English, 168 pages Museum edition 39,90 €, recommended retail price 49,90 €

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Limited edition

Axel Hütte, Ingelheim, Germany, 2009, Ditone Print, 155 x 205 cm, DZ BANK [KUNSTSAMMLUNG] © Axel Hütte
Axel Hütte, Ingelheim, Germany, 2009, Ditone Print, 155 x 205 cm, DZ BANK [KUNSTSAMMLUNG] © Axel Hütte

On occasion of the exhibition the photograph „Ingelheim, 2009“ is released as a signed limited edition (35 x 45 cm, print run: 100/12 AP). Soon available in our museum store and at smkp.de/shop Price: 850 € (with passe-partout), 980 € (framed)

Axel Hütte. Night and Day

Danum Valley-1, Borneo, 2008, Ditone Print, 225 x 155 cm, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf © Axel Hütte
Danum Valley-1, Borneo, 2008, Ditone Print, 225 x 155 cm, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf © Axel Hütte

23 september 2017 - 14 January 2018

Axel Hütte (*1951) ranks among the most important exponents of the Düsseldorf School of Photography and is, moreover, regarded as a master of landscape photography.

The comprehensive exhibition of the Düsseldorf-based photographer, who to this day travels to all continents for his fascinating photographs, impressively reflects his interest in the perception of the picture, of representation and reality. Axel Hütte’s photographs surprise us with pictorial structures that place his work beyond the documentary. With water reflections, the dark of the night, but also with vertical or horizontal elements of architecture he composes atmospheric pictorial worlds. Making use of the blurring created by wafts of fog, and of structures found in bridge architecture, he creates both perspectival and atmospheric landscape pictures. Hütte’s photographs are characterised by a profound stillness, by an overwhelming sense of loneliness. The process of creating his pictures, which he takes using a plate camera, usually makes considerable demands on his patience. In photographs from the African desert, the Antarctic Sea, or in his nocturnal pictures of metropolises – Axel Hütte shows moments of astonishment and contemplation, inviting the visitor to take a closer look. The exhibition brings together around 70 large-scale day and night pictures dating from a period of over twenty years, including some that have never been presented publicly before.

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