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Art at the VDA: photo exhibition “On the Move”

Berlin, 17 March 2015

Photographs by famous artists of the 20th century capture movement

Photographers have always been fascinated by movement and always tried to tackle this topic. The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) is showing works by renowned photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries in an exhibition entitled “On the Move.” It was created in cooperation with the gallery CLAIR (Munich, Zurich and Saint-Paul-de-Vence), and opens on the evening of March 17, 2015.

“We are delighted to be presenting this exhibition in the VDA-Haus with works by artists who have attempted to capture moving motifs in pictures in the most varied ways during the last 100 years. This gives a new meaning to the expression ‘a moving moment.’ The selection focuses especially on the role of the automobile in photography, because automobiles symbolize a fascination with technology, progress, increasing prosperity and freedom,” said VDA President Matthias Wissmann, as the exhibition opened.

Working with curator Anna Patricia Kahn, the VDA has brought together works by Alvin Langdon Coburn, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Lee Miller, Philippe Halsman, Erich Hartmann and Inge Morath.

The exhibition also comprises works by contemporary photographic artists such as Chien-Chi Chang (Taiwan), Oliver Mark (Germany), Gundula Friese (Germany) and Petr Lovigin (Russia).

“On the Move” showcases over 100 images by a total of 13 photographers. The works cover a period of more than a century – from the earliest photographs by Alvin Langdon Coburn (1882-1966) to a series by the artist Petr Lovigin who was born in Russia in 1981.

The exhibition is open to the public in the VDA-Haus (entrance at Behrenstrasse 35, D-10117 Berlin), from March 18 to May 15, 2015, Monday to Friday, from 14.00 to 18.00 h. Admission is free of charge.

Visitors are requested to register online, at:

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Eckehart Rotter
Eckehart Rotter Head of Department Press

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