Albrecht Kunkel

Quest – Photographs 1992–2009

In a solo exhibition, the ZKM is presenting the work of German photographer Albrecht Kunkel (1968–2009) for the very first time. His work concentrates on landscapes and rooms, which have historic, cultic or social significance

Kunkel’s work researches a localisation of culture in its historic and contemporary characteristics. It shows significant places of collective memory and refers to the construction of history and reality that is intrinsic to the image, which Kunkel explored in the possibilities of photography.

The Albrecht Kunkel Quest work exhibition in the ZKM shows the work of the photographer, who died in Berlin in 2009, for the first time. Kunkel studied with Thomas Struth, Bernd and Hilla Becher and was a master student with Katharina Sieverding.

Kunkel lived in Berlin, Paris and New York. His photographical estate was donated to the collection of the ZKM | Centre of Art and Media Karlsruhe in 2013.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition at the ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, 11 December 2016 – 23 April 2017.

English and German text.

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