With its presentation of ten young British artists, the Stadthaus Ulm has initiated a sequence of national and international photography exhibitions that is to carry on the photographic and cinematic tradition of the former Ulmer Hochschule für Gestaltung.
The current interest in British culture is an outgrowth of the flourishing cultural activity in metropolitan centers such as London or Glasgow, which finds its expression a variety of areas, including fashion, music and the visual arts. Many of the artists introduced here have lived for many years in this cultural environment, taking inspiration for their photographic work from everyday life in these metropolitan landscapes. They represent a young generation of artists who use photography to reflect upon the mechanisms of big-city life that enable the diverse ethnic and social urban populations to live together. The issue central to all of their work is the manner in which groups and individuals relate to their environment and to one another within it.
Suky Best, Zarina Bhimji, Henry Bond, Don Brown, Martin Cole, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Sophy Rickett, Helen Robertson, David Shrigley