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Men Without Masks – Hauser & Wirth, London

18.05. – 28.07.2018

August Sander – Men Without Masks

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.”

Hauser & Wirth London
23 Savile Row
London W1S 2ET
Tuesday – Saturday
10 am – 6 pm


The Exhibition is featured in these Press Clippings:

The Guardian

British Journal on Photography

Modern Painters