Gottfried Jäger - Photographs of Photography. Generative systems 1960 - 2020
Gottfried Jäger (*1937) is one of the most important photographers and photo theorists of the post-war period. Alongside Otto Steinert and Bernd & Hilla Becher Jäger influenced generations of photographers with his non-representational photography and his teaching at the FH Bielefeld. As early as the 1960s, he developed the concept of "generative photography". In his work, the photographic means themselves become the object, the medium the object. Gottfried Jäger is thus considered one of the main founders and protagonists of "Concrete Photography". In addition he also plays an important role with his theoretical writings on imaging photography. At the Museum im Kulturspeicher his work is represented in the Peter C. Ruppert Collection; Jäger was also one of Ruppert's most important interlocutors in building up his collection and curated groundbreaking exhibitions on the subject of Concrete Photography at the Museum im Kulturspeicher in 2005 and 2015. A retrospective of his amazingly varied oeuvre is a desideratum of the exhibition business. The exemplary selection of works from the artist's most important creative periods makes it possible to experience his life's work in all its breadth.
The exhibition is being organized in cooperation with the Sprengel-Museum Hannover.