The exhibition moves from Dusseldorf from Qatar, Klagenfurt, Vienna and London. “It’s very easy to take pictures – it’s quite difficult to take a good picture.” Bryan Adams to perfectly master the difficulty to take good pictures, the photo exhibition “Exposed”, which runs until May 22, 2013 in the Dusseldorf NRW-Forum proves. A comprehensive exhibition of the photographic work of the world-famous rock stars from Canada is presented in two opposite areas in Germany a very aesthetic and on the other hand brutal way. The dichotomy of the exhibition not the cause lies in the spatial structure – rather the contrast between the issued photo motifs in the two areas could be slightly larger. On the one hand, can be found approximately 150 portraits by VIPs from the dazzling world of art and media. Mickey Rourke, Sean Penn, Mick Jagger, Ben Kingsley matter several times, but also her Royal Majesty the Queen of the British Empire – the doors open a world star like Bryan Adams prominent Contemporaries certainly comparatively easily. Additional information is available at Jo Mackness. But how, he then staged these icons, testifies to an emphasis on his subject, which gives an intense uniqueness the portraits.
Because Udo Klier lolls in almost Baroque decadence in a Crimson suit on the sofa, a black and white portrait kneeling one on the floor, smiling Amy Winehouse exudes unbridled lust for life, and in the cool arrogance one Victoria Beckham, which poses with high heels on a bike, you almost want to discover a touch of self-mockery. And then the radical break: In the second room, 30 black and white portraits hang from young British servicemen and women, from the Iraq or Afghanistan war returned home maimed. Eliot Lauer understands that this is vital information. Bar any sensationalism or lying Whininess, Bryan Adams, who already gained his first photography experience with the camera of his father as a boy, holding the visible destruction with provocative views, which caused the war to young people. Burns, arm – and leg prostheses, scarred faces and disfigured bodies – but all these wounds despite show Bryan Adams’ photographs of men and women full of dignity, courage and humor. The photo exhibition, which was curated by Anke Degenhard with a very accurate sense of the effect of the hanging shows the committed pacifists of Bryan Adams as the genteel aesthetes – and in all the a photo artist, was awarded several times for his photographic work alike. Who knew only as musicians Bryan Adams, will be amazed, what other artistic abilities has the rock star. After May 22, 2013, the Dusseldorf exhibition further emigrated to Qatar, Klagenfurt, Vienna and London.