Wilhelm Schurmann - Road Map to Happiness: The Hubert Looser Collection: Bilder einer Straße1979-1981
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A cross between factual inventory and personal enthusiasm: serial photographs of imagination and reality in everyday life on a street in Dortmun Wilhelm Schuuml;rmann (1946 in Dortmund) is not just a photographer, but a well-known collector and curator of contemporary art. This is the first presentation of the photographs he took between 1979 and 1981 in Steinhammerstrasse in Dortmund. Having grown up there, Schuuml;rmann not only examines the many facets of his own background but relates impressions of a German cosmos, a small world full of descriptive details. A "roadmap to happiness," a brochure for a lottery outlet peeking out of a pants pocket, is only one example of his many fabulous images. During his forays the artist captured, with both sensitivity and humor, countless black-and-white photographs of faccedil;ades, shops, displays in store windows, and living rooms, unfolding a fascinating panorama in which the postwar Ruhr district symbolizes the euphoria of Germany's economic miracle and the ensuing phase of disenchantment.