PHOTO: © Kunsthalle Düsseldorf; Katja Illner

IM FOYER – Sophie Thun. Stolberggasse zu Friedrichstraße zu Grabbeplatz

In the organizer's words:

In the exhibition Stolberggasse zu Friedrichstrasse zu Grabbeplatz in the foyer of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Sophie Thun (* 1985 in Frankfurt am Main) is showing a selection of works that were created as part of her exhibition at the Secession in Friedrichstrasse in Vienna during the first year of the coronavirus pandemic.

The artist had set up her darkroom in the exhibition space and created hundreds of photograms of all the objects in her apartment on Stolberggasse in Vienna, which fitted the format of an 8×10" large-format negative.

In addition to the objects, such as toothbrushes, books or paper clips, the artist's hands can always be seen holding the objects in position. A selection of these photograms will fill the large wall in the foyer of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf. Two further photographic works complement Sophie Thun's presentation.

In Thun's works, the artistic process of photographing and exposing in the darkroom, but also the artist herself as the creator, are always prominently placed at the center and captured in the image as performative acts.

Sophie Thun works primarily with analog photography techniques, their temporalities, spaces and processes, production and exhibition conditions. She studied at the Academies of Fine Arts in Krakow and Vienna, is a board member of the Secession, Association of Fine Artists, Vienna, and works at the Düsseldorf Art Academy.

IN THE FOYER: Sophie Thun. Stolberggasse zu Friedrichstrasse zu Grabbeplatz is the seventh project in Kunsthalle Düsseldorf's IM FOYER series, which began in October 2019, and will take place in 2024 as part of the Biennale for Visual and Sonic Media - düsseldorf photo+.

During the exhibition renovation from June 10 to 29, 2024 , Sophie Thun's work will only be visible from the outside. The Kunsthalle will be closed during this time.

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Price information:

Adults EUR 6.00 Reduced EUR 3.00 Groups of 10 or more EUR 3.00 Children/young people up to 18 years: free Severely disabled people incl. accompanying person: free On the 2nd Sunday of the month, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf invites you to a family day at the Kunsthalle with free admission. On the last Thursday of the month, Stadtwerke Düsseldorf invites you to the Kunsthalle and the Kunstverein with free admission from 6 to 8 pm.


Kunsthalle Düsseldorf Grabbeplatz 4 40213 Düsseldorf

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