• Volker Döhne

    Kaiser Wilhelm Museum

    One can always recognize a student of Bernd and Hilla Becher. Volker Döhne is a first-generation Becher student, but less well-known than his colleagues. His photographs are portraitlike, black and white, but not always frontal views. In this exhibition entitled “Orientierung” (Orientation) his themes are views of houses and emblems. Krefeld is a small city, not far from Düsseldorf, but the rebuilding of the city is still not complete. One of Döhne’s series is entitled “Krefeld, Rheinstrasse,” 1990, and shows one street house by house. The cool, distanced attitude allows them to be read as a

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