Exhibition on view

Volker Döhne
Seeker and Finder
Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

“Seeker and Finder” is the first museum survey exhibition dedicated to the work of German photographer Volker Döhne (b. 1953 Remscheid). Like Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Candida Höfer or Thomas Ruff, Volker Döhne belongs to the first generation of “Becher Schüler”, the legendary class lead by Bernd and Hilla Becher at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf which gave rise to the so-called Düsseldorf school of photography.

Since the mid-1970s, Döhne, has developed a singular oeuvre which builds upon the “Becher” principles, but with an unexpected twist. The exhibition will highlight certain key groups of works that reflect his perceptive eye for unexpected details, his research-oriented, socio-cultural analysis of the Rhineland, and his great talent as a storyteller through the photographic lens. The exhibition will also include a selection of catalogues and print media designed by Döhne, who initially trained as a graphic designer and typographer, highlighting for the first time the connections between graphic design and photography in his work.

Curator
Dr. Sylvia Martin

Partner photography and media art

Canon

Cultural partner

WDR3
Volker Döhne, Untitled (Bunt), 1979
Volker Döhne, Untitled (Bunt), 1979
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Reihenuntersuchung, 2012  
Color print  
30 × 20 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Reihenuntersuchung, 2012
Color print
30 × 20 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Reihenuntersuchung, 2012  
Color print  
30 × 20 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Reihenuntersuchung, 2012
Color print
30 × 20 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Reihenuntersuchung, 2012  
Color print  
30 × 20 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Reihenuntersuchung, 2012
Color print
30 × 20 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Reihenuntersuchung, 2012  
Color print  
30 × 20 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Reihenuntersuchung, 2012
Color print
30 × 20 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Pfade, 2016  
Inkjet  
25 × 37 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Pfade, 2016
Inkjet
25 × 37 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Pfade, 2016  
Inkjet print  
25 × 37 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Pfade, 2016
Inkjet print
25 × 37 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Rheinstraße, 1990  
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper  
30 × 24 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Rheinstraße, 1990
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper
30 × 24 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Rheinstraße, 1990  
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper
30 × 24 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Rheinstraße, 1990
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper 30 × 24 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Coventry, 1993  
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper  
24 × 30 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Coventry, 1993
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper
24 × 30 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Stille Orte, 1976  
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper  
18 × 24 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Stille Orte, 1976
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper
18 × 24 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Stille Orte, 1976  
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper  
18 × 24 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Stille Orte, 1976
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper
18 × 24 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Stille Orte, 1976  
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper  
18 × 24 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Stille Orte, 1976
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper
18 × 24 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Stille Orte, 1976  
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper  
18 × 24 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Stille Orte, 1976
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper
18 × 24 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Coventry, 1993  
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper  
24 × 30 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Coventry, 1993
Silver gelatin print on baryt paper
24 × 30 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Ohne Titel (Bunt), 1979
30 × 24 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne From the series: Ohne Titel (Bunt), 1979 30 × 24 cm © Volker Döhne Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne  
From the series: Ohne Titel (Bunt), 1979  
30 × 24 cm  
© Volker Döhne  
Courtesy the artist
Volker Döhne
From the series: Ohne Titel (Bunt), 1979
30 × 24 cm
© Volker Döhne
Courtesy the artist

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