Black and White is Color Enough – Photographs 1967 to 2019
22.01.2023 bis 07.05.2023
With Barbara Klemm, the LUDWIGGALERIE presents one of the most important photographers of the post-war period. Her impressive black-and-white images document people and events in Germany and the world over more than five decades. From 1970 to 2005, Klemm worked as an editorial photographer for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung FAZ and travelled not only to divided Germany, but also to four continents.
Many of her photographs are now among the icons of photographic history and stand for historical moments such as the student revolts, the socialist fraternal kiss or reunification.
Having grown up in an artist's household, her father was the Karlsruhe painter Fritz Klemm, she was given a special eye for composition and structure at an early age. Many of her productions reflect a good knowledge of art history and an empathetic approach to people. Her portraits of artists show her to be a great portraitist.
Oberhausen – Awakening makes history
Strukturwandel 1847–2040. An exhibition of the Oberhausen City Archive
23.10.2022 bis 22.01.2023
The closure of the Concordia colliery in 1967/68 marked the collapse of structural change in the everyday life and consciousness of the Oberhausen city population. However, economic and social change have determined the entire history of the town since the development of Lipperheide by the railway in 1847 until today. Und auch die Wirtschaftsgeschichte begreift den globalen Wandel seit 1750 – von der landwirtschaftlich geprägten Gesellschaft über das Industriezeitalter bis in die Dienstleistungsgesellschaft – als einen einzigen Vorgang, den Strukturwandel.
Two epochs of experienced new beginnings characterize Oberhausen in a special way. In the "Structural Change 1.0" from 1896 to 1934, the inner city changed its face. Industry at today's Friedensplatz was replaced by public and private services, as engines for quality of life and central importance in the industrial city.
In the "Structural Change 2.0", the city received a new economic foundation with leisure and services in the Neue Mitte Oberhausen. At the same time, the self-image of the city changed. The "cradle of the Ruhr industry" became the "tourism capital of the Ruhr area".
With photos, maps, newspapers and other written material, but also with films and interviews, the exhibition of the city archive impressively shows the changes in the cityscape and in the perception of the contemporary population - an exciting look into the history of the city of Oberhausen