4/13 - 5/12  2019

(now in english)

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus at the seventh International Photography Festival, „KYOTOGRAPHIE 2019“, a solo exhibition of Alfred Ehrhardt (1901-1984) , “ The Forms of Nature ― 100 Years Bauhaus” will be held first time in Japan. Ehrhardt enrolled in Bauhaus from 1928 to 1929. Ehrhardt, who was forced to quit his job as an art teacher by the rise of National Socialism, moved to the North Sea region in 1933 and he encountered the beautiful nature of tideland, and he produced his first photograph series work „Das Watt (tideland) “. Inspired by this discovery, he shot various natural forms such as crystals, shells, coral and so on. In this exhibitioh, 12 works of „Das Watt (tideland)“ series are extended to about 1.2 m large prints and are exhibited at a room of Kenninji, which faces the migratory garden, so that you can enjoy the connection between the beautiful garden spreading in front of you and the works (exhibition design by Endo Architect and associates). Video works capturing the architectural beauty of shells run. In addition, photographs (about 20 prints) capturing sea creatures such as shells, coral, sponges are exhibited.

Dates : 4/13 – 5/12  2019
Venue : Ryosokuin
591, Komatsu-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0811 JAPAN
Hours : 10:00-17:00 (Admission untill 16:30)
Closed : 4/19, 4/20, 4/25, 5/9
Admission : Adult 1000 yen
Students (University ,High school, Vocational) 800 yen

supported by Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung
curated by Sonia Voss
designed by Endo Architect and associates