Overview

Libraries are both shelters and places of escape. It is this feeling that German photographer Reinhard Görner has been exploring for many years, in search of the most beautiful and solemn reading rooms around the world.

Reinhard Görner was born in Leipzig (Germany) in 1950, and is a freelance architectural photographer based in Berlin. The artist photographed and fell in love with his first library in 2005, as he was working with architect Sir Norman Foster and captured the philological library of Berlin’s Frei Universität. Since then, the cathedral-like atmosphere of New York’s Rose main reading room made a long-lasting impact on the artist and he started to intensify his documentation of libraries across the world. Görner has been exhibited in Paul Sties gallery in Germany, in Japan with B&C gallery, in Dublin and with our galleries in Paris. His work was also shown in many art fairs including Basel, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

Görner’s photographs seek to convey the impact architecture has on our awareness of life : the libraries he captures open spaces, tell stories and refer to a time when one’s sense of aestethics and sense of space were identical. Görner’s photos refer to the vastness great architecture has been celebrating throughout history, bringing to mind historical periods where beauty and tranquility meet. His work pays a tribute to the Becher art school. Like other disciples’ – Andreas Gursky, Thomas Ruff and Candida Höfer – Görner’s work is strictly conceptual, combined with a fine technical approach. All their works demonstrate the same fascination for typology and record the heritage of the western cultural and industrial past.

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Biography

His work was shown in many art fairs including Basel, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and Hong Kong.

SOLO & GROUP SHOWS

 

2020

Group show K+Y, Paris

 

2018

Art Market Hamptons

AAF London Hampstead

AAF New York

AAF Brussels

AAF Battersea Spring

Art Up Lille

LA Art Show

Context Art MiamiArt Market HamptonsScope Miami Beach

 

2017

Art Central, Hong Kong

AAF Singapore

AAF Brussels

AAF New York

AAF London

AAF Hong Kong

Solo show K+Y gallery, Paris

Group show K+Y gallery, Paris

LA Art Show

Context Art Miami

Art Market Hamptons

Scope Miami Beach

 

2016

AAF London Hampstead

AAF Hamptons

AAF Singapur

AAF New York

AAF Hong Kong

AAF Brussels

Context New York

Art central, Hong Kong

Art Wynwood, Miami

Scope Miami

Scope Basel

Show K+Y gallery, Paris

 

2015

AAF Singapore

AAF Seoul

AAF London

AAF Hong Kong

AAF New York

Art Wynwood, Miami

Los Angeles art show

Scope Miami

Scope Basel

Art Hamptons

Art Southamptons

Cologne art Fair

Contemporary Istanbul

8e Avenue art fair, Paris

Kunstsalon Europa, Berlin

Paul Sties gallery, Kronberg, Germany

Show K+Y gallery, London

Transform gallery, Berlin

Show K+Y gallery, Paris

Hamburg Kenney Photographs, New York

 

2014

Show K+Y gallery, Paris

AAF London

AAF Toronto

AAF Hampstead

AAF New York

Art Hamptons

Scope art fair, Miami

Art Toronto

Love art Toronto

Art basel, Miami

Show K+Y gallery, Paris

 

2013

Show K+Y gallery, Paris

Show K+Y gallery, London

 

2012

Show K+Y gallery, Paris

AAF Brussels

Fotofever, Paris

 

2011

Balt Canteen

Origin gallery, Dublin

Scope art Basel

AAF New-York

Fotofever, Paris

K+Y gallery, Paris

K+Y gallery, London

 

2010

Galerie Paul Sties gallery, Kronberg

 

2008

LUMAS gallery in Köln, Berlin and Frankfurt

 

2006

AMJ Design Interiors, Berlin

 

2005

B and C gallery, Tokyo, Japan

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

Posthorn & Reichsadler, Nicolai Verlag
K.-F. Schinkel: Charlottenhof - Römische Bäder Potsdam Sanssouci, Edition Menges
The Reichstag, Norman Foster, Jovis Verlag
Bode-Museum, Heinz Tesar, Edition Menges
Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte