Sept. 27th 2014 - Jan. 11th 2015
The IKS is pleased to announce their first exhibition on JOEL MEYEROWITZ RETROSPECTIVE
at the NRW-Forum in Düsseldorf starting on September 27th, which is curated by Ralph Goertz, director of the IKS.
In cooperation with the cultural department of the city of Düsseldorf and Joel Meyerowitz we will proudly present the biggest retrospective show of one of the most significant photographer of the NEW COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY next to William Eggleston and Stephen Shore.
Besides his mastership in STREET PHOTOGRAPHY since the 1960s he created his groundbreaking series of CAPE LIGHT, a series of color photographies made with an 8x10 camera to capture the beauty of light and time at Cape Cod. This book was a kind of a bible for the next generations of photographers.
The retrospective show will present around 260 works of Joel Meyerowitz and cover all periods between the 1960s and today.
In the next weeks we will keep you updated with the process of the exhibition and important news! Please feel free to send us your remarks or questions
Joel Meyerowitz © Ralph Goertz/IKS
"This is the best presentation of my work, that I have ever seen!" Joel Meyerowitz
PREPARE FOR HANGING
Maybe it looks a bit chaotic, but behind these small photographs there is a strong concept. Whenever I start preparing a show, I print out all images in the right dimensions. Then I can start playing around, create some series and put them together. The final decision will take place in the original space.
NRW-FORUM HAS BEEN PREPARED FROM OUTSIDE
The NRW-Forum is ready to start from outside. All 6x6m banners and the flags has been installed. Waiting for the opening!
NEXT STEP: PREPARATION
Now we start to prepare the deliverd photographs in our security section. All photographs must be unpacked, examined, recorded, cleaned and sorted by series.
THE 6x6 METER BANNER HAS TAKEN PLACE
The huge 6x6 meter banner has been installed at the building. Great impression!!
Today around 180 of the 260 photographs has arrived from Nice, France. Looking forward to unpack them!
EDITION OF THREE SIGNED PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOEL MEYEROWITZ EXCLUSIVELY AT THE SHOP OF NRW-FORUM DÜSSELDORF
Joel Meyerowitz has selected three of his most popular photographs to sell them as an edition of 50 each € 1.500,-, signed, numbered and framed (oak frame).
The photographs are in their original vintage dimensions of 35,56 x 24,39 cm or 35,56 x 27,94 cm on a 49,5 x 37,60 cm or 52,1 x 40,2 cm as a C-Print.
You will also get the edition HERE
Find the the edition photographs below © Joel Meyerowitz:
Edition 1: Gold Corner, New York City, 1974
Edition 2: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, 1977
Edition 3: Wyoming, 1964
JOEL MEYEROWITZ VISITED DÜSSELDORF
Last thursday Joel arrived in Düsseldorf for first view on the exhibition space at the NRW-Forum and was impressed by the quality and dimension of it.
Although he had a view on the three prints of his excluisve Edition he made for the show at the photo lab HSL. GREAT WORK!
On the streets of New York City the american photographer really feels home. Till today he moves though the city to find his extraordinary moments and situations. In every single picture the viewer feels his love and fascination to the people and the street.
Especially his photographs he made in New York City between 1974-76 are toda icons of photography.
Photo: Ralph Goertz © IKS-Medienarchiv
At the end of the 1970s, Joel decided to switch from his fast 35mm camera to the static Deardorff 8x10 viewfinder camera. For the first time he used this camera in his house on Cape Cod and after a while he was fascinated by the possibily of capturing the light. One of his most photographed motives were hotel pools in Provincetown or in Florida. The photographs count to the clearest composed works in addition to a distinctive use of color.
Florida, 1976 © Joel Meyerowitz