Danish Cool: Keld Helmer-Petersen, Photography and the Photobook

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Danish Cool. Keld Helmer-Petersen, Photography and the Photobook
Handout exhibition text in English and Chinese by Anne Elisabeth Toft, Curator

The exhibition Danish Cool. Keld Helmer-Petersen, Photography and the Photobook presents the ground-breaking work of late Danish photographer Keld Helmer-Petersen (1920-2013). It offers an exclusive insight into his artistic experiments with the media of photography and photobooks.
Focusing on his last work - the photobook Black Light from 2014 - the exhibition is built around Helmer-Petersen’s photographic book publications, the original versions of which are today rare collector’s items. In the exhibition the photobooks are put into perspective by a collection of Helmer-Petersen’s photographs, which are displayed as projections in a large format. Like the photobooks, these photographs, selected from five different photographic series, constitute a catalogue of Helmer Petersen’s artistic practice. The series illustrate different phases in Helmer-Petersen’s photographic oeuvre, and they comprise a number of recurring motifs in his photographs. The exhibition is explained in a text consisting of three short chapters, introducing the main themes of the exhibition.
OriginalsprogFlere sprog
Publikationsdato13 aug. 2016
UdgivelsesstedBeijing, China
UdgiverThe Danish Cultural Center, China
Antal sider18
StatusUdgivet - 13 aug. 2016


  • Keld Helmer-Petersen
  • photography
  • photobooks
  • architectural photography

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