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Raoul Hausmann

Vision in Action

06 Feb - 20 May 2018

Raoul Hausmann
Sans titre (Vera Broïdo)
Vers 1931
© ADAGP, Paris, 2018. © Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Sans titre (Paysage de dunes)
entre 1927 et 1933
Raoul Hausmann
© ADAGP, Paris, 2018. © Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Raoul Hausmann
Sans titre (Fleur de chrysanthème)
Entre 1927 et 1933
© ADAGP, Paris, 2018. © Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Raoul Hausmann
Sans titre (Pied dans le sable)
vers 1931
© ADAGP, Paris, 2018. © Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Raoul Hausmann
Sans titre (Herbe des dunes)
vers 1931
© ADAGP, Paris, 2018. © Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Raoul Hausmann
Petite Fleur en Herbe
1932
Photomontage.
© ADAGP, Paris, 2018. © Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Raoul Hausmann
Sans titre (chardon)
1932
© ADAGP, Paris, 2018. © Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Raoul Hausmann
Enfants de la Frise
Entre 1927 et 1933
© ADAGP, Paris, 2018. © Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Raoul Hausmann
Dune mobile
Septembre 1931
© ADAGP, Paris, 2018. © Berlinische Galerie – Landesmuseum für Moderne Kunst, Fotografie und Architektur/VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn
Raoul Hausmann
Deux nus féminins allongés sur une plage
Vers 1931-1934
© ADAGP, Paris, 2017. Photo © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI. Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Guy Carrard
RAOUL HAUSMANN
Vision in Action
06 February 2018 – 20 May 2018

To this day, Raoul Hausmann’s photography has not had a dedicated museum exhibition in France. As a photographer, Hausmann has long remained underrated and unheralded. However his key position in 20th century avant-garde photography has continually been re-evaluated and his importance is widely acknowledged these days.

We know Hausmann as the prominent artist of Dada Berlin, as the author of assemblages, collages, lautgedichte, etc, yet the vicissitudes of history caused the obliteration of his photography, an essential facet of his œuvre. From 1927 onwards Hausmann became an avid and restless photographer. His photographic practice quickly became a cornerstone of his multi-faceted reflections and activities, pushing him in a new direction which culminated in his forced departure from Ibiza in 1936.

Considering Hausmann’s clandestine crossing of the century, it is no surprise that his photographic œuvre was forgotten. Labelled a ‘degenerate‘ artist by the Nazis, he hastily left Germany in 1933. As an exile, Hausmann suffered the dispersion, and sometimes the destruction, of his work. His photography was seldom displayed and survived unnoticed until the late seventies. It was long supposed to be lost, until an archive (now at the Berlinische Galerie) was almost miraculously discovered at his daughter’s home after her death.

Curator: Cécile Bargues.
Associate curator: David Barriet
 

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