• 9 SEP , 11:00h - 19:00h
  • 10 SEP , 11:00h - 20:00h
  • 11 SEP , 11:00h - 20:00h
  • 12 SEP , 11:00h - 20:00h
  • 13 SEP , 11:00h - 20:00h

Annette Kelm, Kurt Tucholsky, Lerne lachen ohne zu weinen, 1931, Ernst Rowohlt Verlag, Berlin, Photography: Wellington Film Manufacture (detail), aus der Serie verbrannte Bücher, 2019/2020, Archival Pigment Print. Courtesy the artist and König Berlin/London/Tokyo.

Exhibition , Private collection

Annette Kelm. Die Bücher

12 MAY—24 OKT 2020
Special opening hours Berlin Art Week: 9SEP, 11am—7pm, 10—13 SEP, 11am—8pm

In her photographs, Annette Kelm (b. 1975) explores a variety of styles and genres—still life, object, architecture, and landscape photography—while deliberately flouting their conventions. As she experiments with the semantic charge various photographic forms of representation can give a subject, subtle ambivalences of meaning infiltrate the image, and the things shown seem both familiar and remote at the same time. Appropriation becomes commentary. This applies as well to Kelm’s engagement with the theme of Nazi book burnings in her current exhibition ›Die Bücher (The Books)‹ at Museum Frieder Burda's Salon Berlin, where she presents a selection of books that were proscribed starting in 1933 as being »un-German. « Kelm pays tribute to these books as »survivors« that stood the test of time, acting as proxies for their authors and keeping them alive in collective memory.

We wish you a pleasant visit! Please note the special access conditions 2020 and the ticket information.