Christian Borchert: Georg Kolbe, Aufsteigende Frau (1934/35), Georg Kolbe Museum, Berlin-West, 1988
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„… a peculiar kind of abstraction“

Christian Borchert's Looks At Georg Kolbe

In 1987, Christian Borchert was hired to photograph sculptures by Georg Kolbe for a monograph planned by the Dresden publishing house VEB Verlag der Kunst.

  • DATES 26/10/2019—26/01/2020

[Translate to English:] Diese Auftragsarbeit gewann

This commission acquired artistic importance for the photographer and led him to an intense engagement with the relationship between his own medium and sculpture. The concept of “abstraction,” in the sense of an inner and outer distance from the object, was central for him. Christian Borchert’s little-known photos are being publicly exhibited for the first time in almost thirty years, alongside some of Georg Kolbe’s works from the collection of the Albertinum.


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Christian Borchert: Georg Kolbe, Nacht (1926/30), Haus des Rundfunks, Berlin-West, 1988 Silbergelatinepapier, 148 x 222 mm

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Further Exhibitions
07/07/2019 —26/01/2020

Christian Borchert in Wuischke

in Außenmauer des Haus am Czorneboh, Wuischke bei Bautzen

Schwarz-Weiß-Fotografie von drei Kindern auf einer Schaukel


in Residenzschloss

Portrait eines Mannes mit Hut und Vollbart
26/10/2019 —08/03/2020
26/10/2019 —26/01/2020
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