Eugène Atget

EXHIBITION Sep 29 — Dec 22, 2007

On display at Kicken II is an exquisite selection of works by EUGÈNE ATGET (1857-1927). Atget’s work acts as a wonderful counterpart to the photography of JOACHIM BROHM (on display at Kicken I), for both explore the art of documentary photography and the possibilities it offers. ATGET’S Paris photographs are considered to have served as early prototypes for Modernist and Surrealist photographers. At the same time, his imagery documented an old Paris that has all but vanished, whose streets can only be wandered today through ATGET’S pictures. (Mareike Stoll)