Barbara Krakow Gallery

Bernd and Hilla Becher

(German)

fachwerkhäuser siegener industriegebiet (framework houses, industrial district of siegen) by bernd and hilla becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Fachwerkhäuser Siegener Industriegebiet (Framework Houses, Industrial district of Siegen)

wasserturme (water towers), image iv from the series: typologies by bernd and hilla becher

Bernd and Hilla Becher

Wasserturme (Water Towers), Image IV from the series: Typologies, 2007

Biography

Timeline

1931
Bernd Becher born in Siegen District, Germany
1934
Hilla Becher born in Berlin, Germany
1953 - 1956
Bernd Becher studied lithography and painting at the Staatliche Akademie der Blidenden Künste, Stuttgart, Germany
1957 - 1961
Bernd Becher studied typography at the Staatliche Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, Düsseldorf, Germany
1959
The two artists collaborated for the first time
1961
The two artists got married
1963
Had their first gallery show in Siegen at the Galerie Ruth Nohl
1991
Recipient, the Leone d'Oro award for sculpture at the Venice Biennale
2002
Recipient, the Erasmus Prize
2007
Bernd Becher died in Rostock, Germany

Exhibitions

2013
Schenkung Herbert Lange: Fotografien 1925 - 2009, Kunstsammlungen Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany
neu gesehen: Sammlung + documenta-Erwerbungen - Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany
2012
Bernd & Hilla Becher: Coal Mines. Steel Mills, Galerie Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
2011
Bergwerke und Hütten – Industrielandschaften, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
2010
Der Westen leuchtet, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Germany
2009
1968. Die große Unschuld, Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Bielefeld, Germany
Art of Two Germanys / Cold War Cultures 1945-1989, Deutsches Historisches Museum, Berlin/Germanisches Nationalmuseum Nuremberg, Germany
Made in Munich, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2008
Die Hande der Kunst, MARTa Herford, Herford, Germany
Second Thoughts, The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hundson, USA
2007
20 ans du Musee d'Art Moderne - L'art apres 1960 dans les collections, Musee d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
2006
Düsseldorf School of Photography and Contemporary Western Masters, Hannart TZ Gallery, Hong Kong
2004
Early works, Andre Simoens Gallery, Knokke, Belgium
2002
The Russian Avant-Garde Book 1910-1934, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
Augenblick – Foto/Kunst in der Sammlung Essl, Sammlung Ess, Klosterneuburg, Austria
Positionen der Fotografie, Galerie Fahnemann, Berlin, Germany
documenta 11, Kassel, Germany

Public Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, IL, USA
Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany
CAPC - Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France
IAC - Institut d'art contemporain Villeurbanne/Rhône-Alpes, Villeurbanne, France
Musée d'Art moderne de Saint-Etienne, Saint-Etienne, France
Vancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BC, Canada
SMAK Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst, Gent, Belgium
Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig - MUMOK , Vienna, Austria
Tate Modern, London, England
Tate Britain, London, England

Literature

Wassertürme, Schirmer/Mosel, München 1988
Klaus Bussmann: Bernd & Hilla Becher – Typologien - Typologies, Schirmer/Mosel, München 1990
Pennsylvania Coal Mine Tipples, Schirmer/Mosel, München 1991
Häuser und Hallen, Hrsg. Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt 1992
Grundformen, Schirmer/Mosel, München 1993
Fabrikhallen, Schirmer/Mosel, München 1994
Zeche Hannibal, Schirmer/Mosel, München 1995
August Sander, Karl Blossfeldt, Albert Renger-Patzsch, Bernd und Hilla Becher – Vergleichende Konzeptionen, Hrsg. Photographische Sammlung, Köln 1997
Thierry de Duve: Basic Forms, Schirmer/Mosel, München 1999
Fachwerkhäuser, Hrsg. Martina Doppe, Museum für Kunst der Gegenwart, Siegen 2001