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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Spiritistische Sequenzen ’, Installation view, Buchmann Box, 2016
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Installation view
Buchmann Box
2016

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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Spiritistische Sequenzen ’, Installation view, Buchmann Box, 2016
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Installation view
Buchmann Box
2016

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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Spiritistische Sequenzen ’, Installation view, Buchmann Box, 2016–2017
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Installation view
Buchmann Box
20162017

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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Spiritistische Sequenzen ’, Installation view, Buchmann Box, 2016–2017
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Installation view
Buchmann Box
20162017

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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Selbstbewußtsein als Suppe’, 1974
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Selbstbewußtsein als Suppe, 1974
Silber gelatin on baryta paper
3-part, each 61,5 x 51 cm / 24 x 20 in

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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Spiritistische Szene aus „Mahlzeit“’, 1985
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Spiritistische Szene aus „Mahlzeit“, 1985
silver gelatin on baryta paper
56 parts, each 24 x 18 cm / 9½ x 7 in 14 frames, each 60 x 45 cm / 23½ x 18 in

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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Wahnzimmer’, 1984
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Wahnzimmer, 1984
silver gelatin on baryta paper
5 parts, each 93 x 59 cm / 36½ x 23¼ in

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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Küchenkoller’, 1985–2016
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Küchenkoller, 19852016
Inkjet on Ilford Pearl paper, UV coated
5 part, each 127 x 81,5 cm / 50 x 32 in

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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Die reine Vernunft’, 1981
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Die reine Vernunft, 1981
silver gelatin on baryta paper
5 part, each 74,5 (h) x 41 cm / 29¼ (h) × 16¼ in

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Anna & Bernhard Blume, ‘Mahlzeit’, 1989
Anna & Bernhard Blume
Mahlzeit, 1989
silver gelatin on baryta paper
9 part, each 28 (h) x18 cm / 11 (h) × 7 in

Anna & Bernhard Blume

Spiritistische Sequenzen

3 Dec 201614 Jan 2017

Buchmann Box

Press release

The Buchmann Galerie is pleased to present the exhibition Spiritistische Sequenzen by Anna & Bernhard Blume

 

The exhibition concentrates on an important series of the artists called "Spiritistische Sequenzen", 1974 - 1989, which investigates the representation of the supernatural in photography where "everyday objects seem to be endowed with supernatural powers. A table begins to turn, the dresser falls over, plates start flying, a vase begins to levitate slowly, bodies start to contort" (Clément Chéroux on Anna et Bernhard Blume, La photographie transcendantale at Centre Pompidou, Paris).

 

Anna & Bernhard Blume where working as a collaborative couple since the mid 1970's. Anna Blume was born 1937 in Bork, North-Rhine/Westfalia, Germany and lives and works in Cologne; Bernhard Blume was born 1937 in Dortmund, Germany, and died 2011 in Cologne. They studied together at the Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf in the 1960s, but didn’t exhibit their joint work until 1977, at documenta VI (1977). Most recently their work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Pompidou. Other venues that have presented exhibitions dedicated to their work include Künstlerhaus, Stuttgart (1984), Kunsthalle Basel (1987), Museum of Modern Art, New York (1989), Wiener Secession, Vienna (1993), Milwaukee Art Museum (1996; exhibition travelled to Joslyn Art Museum, Nebraska and Busch-Reisinger Museum and Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University), among many others. In 2000 they were awarded the prestigious Berliner Kunstpreis.

 

December 3, 2016 to January 14, 2017

Buchmann Box, Charlottenstrasse 75, Berlin, Germany.

For details, visit: www.Buchmanngalerie.com

Anna & Bernhard Blume

Anna Blume

Born 1937 in Bork/ Westfalen. Lives and works in Cologne.

 

Bernhard Blume

Born 1937 in Dortmund. Died 2011 in Cologne.

Education

1960 - 1965Anna Blume: Studium an der Staatlichen Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
1967 - 1971Bernhard Blume: Studium der Philosophie an der Universität Köln
ca. 15 Jahre "Brotarbeit" als Kunst- und Philosophielehrer an einem Kölner Gymnasium

1987 - 2011Bernhard Blume: Professor für freie und angewandte Kunst
an der HfBK Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg

Grants and Awards

2000 “Berliner Kunstpreis - Jubiläumsstiftung 1814/1948”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1988 erster Kölner Video-Kunst-Preis (mit Anna Blume)
1987 Kunstpreis der Glockengasse, Köln

Selected Collections

Germany
Neue Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Art Collection Deutsche Börse
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn
Museum Ostwall, Dortmund
MKM Museum Küppersmühle für Moderne Kunst, Duisburg
Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen
Museum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), Frankfurt/Main
Hamburger Kunsthalle
Sprengel Museum, Hannover
ZKM Karlsruhe
Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst (GfZK), Leipzig
Städtisches Museum Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach
 
Austria
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig (MUMOK), Vienna
 
Canada
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC
 
France
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
FRAC - Basse-Normandie, Caen
 
Switzerland
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur
 
USA
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York, NY
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA), San Francisco, CA