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.
Original languageMultiple languages
Publication date13 Aug 2016
Place of PublicationBeijing, China
PublisherThe Danish Cultural Center, China
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - 13 Aug 2016

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