A photography exhibition called “Please, no photos-Four decades of artist’s portraits,” will bring the work of celebrated German photographer Angelika Platen to Bucharest. The exhibition will open on November 14 at the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) and is organized in partnership with the German Embassy to Romania.
The exhibition brings together 150 portraits made by the famous photographer, and will be attended by the artist and by the Ambassador of Germany to Romania, Andreas von Mettenheim. The exhibition runs until January 13, 2013.
Called “the friend of artists”, Angelika Platen began her career in the 60s, after studying photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Hamburg. The artist was able to familiarize international audiences with the faces behind works of art. Over 1,500 artists’ portraits are in the Prussian Cultural Heritage Archive (Bildarchiv Preußischer Kulturbesitz BPK) in Berlin. These were made in workshops and galleries at dokumenta from Kassel, at the Biennale in Venice and Lyon, museums and art fairs in Basel, Berlin, Chicago, Cologne and Paris.