13th, April – 02nd, June, 2012

Reach out your Hand – The Gesture in Contemporary Photography

“The hand is one of the most important and most central motifs in art. The hand stands for understanding and doing, for the connection between hand and head. Photographs, while appearing less physical than paintings, in particular if they portray hands always hint at the craftmanship aspect in the history of the medium. The social aspect is shown not least by the gestures of the hand, because these are the most important agents controlling the interplay between proximity and distance. Our hands, like the rest of our bodies, are never entirely compliant.”
Hubert Beck

In the framework of the RAY Photography Project the DZ BANK Art Collection dedicates this exhibition to its author and curator of many years, Dr. Hubert Beck. The art historian passed away on 15 February 2012 at the age of 57.

In the ART FOYER of the DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, the Deutsche Zentral-Genossenschaftsbank in Frankfurt am Main has regular exhibitions. The bank has a globally recognized art collection of contemporary photography and visual media with more than 6500 works by more than 600 artists.

DZ BANK Kunstsammlung, Art Foyer
Platz der Republik, 60265 Frankfurt am Main
Opening hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11 am – 7 pm