40 | 25



40 | 25

12.09. – 14.12.2012


Deutsche Bank Köln


An den Dominikanern 11-27

50668 Cologne

Mo+Do 9-18 Uhr

Di+Mi 9-16 Uhr

Fr 9-15.30 Uhr


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40 years of diplomatic relationships between Germany and China and 25 years of the Beijing–Cologne city partnership gave rise to the exhibition 40 l 25 by HG Esch in the rooms of the Deutsche Bank in Cologne.

HG Esch presented two major installations, which showed the cityscapes of Cologne and Beijing. Furthermore, the exhibition presented photographs, which HG Esch realized in different Chinese cities; including cities, in which German consulates are resident of: Hongkong, Shanghai, Chengdu and Guangzhou.

With a clear and reserved photographic in contrast to the unreal dimensions of the photographed cityscapes, Esch is successful in mapping the ‘city’ phenomenon impressively.