Helmar Lerski + August Sander 

Exclusively GAD

Visit led by Curator Florian Ebner

1/ 1st exhibition: “Helmar Lerski. Pioneer of the light”

Before becoming one of the pioneers of photography and film in Palestine, Helmar Lerski was an innovative photographer in the United States from 1911 and a leading figure of the avant-garde in Berlin in the 1920s and 1930s. In his photography, primarily portraits and influenced by theatre and cinema, he pursued his own, unique exploration of the expressive possibilities of light.

 

2/ 2nd exhibition: “August Sander, Persecuted/Persecutors, People of the 20th Century”

August Sander (1876-1964) was the eye behind many of the 20th century’s most iconic photographs. After the First World War, while carrying on an intellectual dialogue with the avant-garde Progressives circle in Cologne, he undertook a photographic portrait of German society during the Weimar Republic. Totaling several hundred pictures, that project, “People of the 20th Century”, did not appear as a whole until after his death. His descendents are still carrying on that work today.