Anna & Bernhard Blume Spiritistische Sequenzen
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
Born 1937 in Bork/ Westfalen. Died 2020 in Cologne.
Born 1937 in Dortmund. Died 2011 in Cologne.
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
2000 “Berliner Kunstpreis - Jubiläumsstiftung 1814/1948”, Akademie der Künste, Berlin
1988 erster Kölner Video-Kunst-Preis (mit Anna Blume)
1987 Kunstpreis der Glockengasse, Köln