Gerd Sander 10.2.1940-26.5.2021
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of my father Gerd Sander. He was a father, a partner and a friend. A man generous beyond measure, warm…
Posts > Men Without Masks – Hauser & Wirth, London
18.05. – 28.07.2018
We would like to draw your attention to the upcoming show “August Sander – Men Without Masks” at Hauser & Wirth, London.
“This exhibition features an extensive selection of rare large-scale Sander photographs. Made between 1910 and 1931, the portraits on view paint a picture of Germany’s complex socio-economic landscape in the years leading up to and through the Weimar Republic. These early examples of Sander’s oeuvre — in particular, the ‘Portfolio of Archetypes’, — laid the framework for ‘People of the 20th Century’, the artist’s larger, lifelong effort to catalogue contemporary German society through his photographs and to reveal the truth of its ethnic and class diversity. Upon his father’s death and on the eve of the publication of the book ‘Menschen ohne Maske’ (published in English as ‘Men Without Masks’), Sander’s son Gunther (1907 – 1987) selected and printed the photographs in a unique oversize format for inclusion in an exhibition at the Mannheimer Kunstverein in 1973. In 1997, ve portraits from ‘Men Without Masks’ were featured in the exhibition ‘August Sander: ‘In photography there are no unexplained shadows!’, curated by Gerd Sander, at the National Portrait Gallery in London. With stunning detail drawn forth by their scale, these photographs capture a critical moment in Sander’s artistic evolution and in our collective history.”
The Exhibition is featured in these Press Clippings: