The regimented process undertaken in photographing every structure resulted in the shapes and contours of each gas tank or blast furnace being shown with the utmost precision and entirely unimpaired by external factors.
Oftentimes, photographs were divided into groups by type of structure and systematically presented in grid format, creating a single typology.
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Hauser & Wirth Zürich is delighted to present ‘Bernd and Hilla Becher’, an exhibition offering an overview of the conceptual photographer duo’s iconic deadpan photography of industrial structures from the late 1960s to the early 1990s.
This examination of the Bechers’ oeuvre encompasses five of their most common subjects: blast furnaces, cooling towers, gas tanks, water towers, and winding towers.
Selected by their son Max Becher and organised with Olivier Renaud-Clément, the 17 photographs in this exhibition demonstrate the Bechers’ tireless and rigorous commitment to documenting urban forms for over 40 years, and their legacy as leaders of conceptual photography.
As professors in photography at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, the Bechers directly influenced a generation of conceptual photographers including Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth.