City of Münster | Press Information | Dance architecture in black and white

Münster (SMS) The buildings are shattering, swaying the hips: the images of famous sites give the impression of a dancing architecture. The photos of Thomas Kellner take their own idiosyncratic perspective. The Friedrich-Hundt-Gesellschaft presents at the Stadtmuseum a selection of its similar black and white compositions created between 1997 and 2005. The exhibition "Thomas Kellner: Black & White" will be open Sept. 7 at 9pm and will be open until November 11th.

In his works, Kellner literally dissects the buildings by disassembling them several times in succession, then assembling the original film strips into a complete composition. At the same time, with this technique, the objects seem to be displayed from different angles. It transfers the international flow of deconstructivism from architecture to photography by photographing, fragmenting and then assembling buildings in a heterogeneous agglomerate of forms. A procedure that requires exact work in advance. He creates lightness and dynamics with his camera. His works mimic the wandering of the eye, showing parts of the whole gathered in one work.

All of Kellner's "Black & White" is composed of 36, 72 or more 35mm individual pictures. His turn to architecture and increasingly complex compositions began in 1997 with the creation of a series of photographs of the Eiffel Tower. These portraits of Parisian monuments, composed of 36 prints of contact, are a tribute to Robert Delaunay and Cubism.

Thomas Kellner was born in 1966 in Bonn. He studied art, sociology, politics and economics at Siegen University. In 1996, he received the Kodak Young Talent Award. He lives as an artist and curator of photographic exhibition projects in Siegen. In 2003, he was appointed to the German Society for Photography (DGPh) (

Photo: In his work, Kellner dissects buildings in terms of photography and shows them in seemingly different perspectives. From 7 September, a selection of his black and white photographs will be on display at the Stadtmuseum.

Photo: Friedrich-Hundt-Gesellschaft e.V. Free publication with this press release.

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