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Daily press, 2019-07-03, 06:00 PM

From steel mill to art gallery: thyssenkrupp employees feature in Till Brönner’s photo exhibition at the Küppersmühle Museum in Duisburg

Germany's most famous jazz musician, Till Brönner, shot photographs of employees at thyssenkrupp’s site in Duisburg for his exhibition at the Küppersmühle, supported by the Brost Foundation.

Germany’s best-known jazz musician – Till Brönner – has included photos of employees at Germany’s biggest steel producer – thyssenkrupp – in “Melting Pott”, an exhibition of his photos of people and places in the Ruhr which opens at the Küppersmühle Museum of Modern Art in Duisburg on July 3.

No Ruhr without steel

Steel and thyssenkrupp are as inextricably linked with the Ruhr as the A40 highway, the River Ruhr itself, allotments, soccer and coal mining, universities and high-tech laboratories. The people and places in the Ruhr are something special, which is why the Küppersmühle Museum of Modern Art in Duisburg is dedicating an entire exhibition to them, sponsored by the Brost Foundation. Till Brönner, a renowned jazz musician who is at home in concert halls around the world, visited thyssenkrupp’s site in Duisburg in the search for unique subject matter for his photos – and found it in the people and plants there, from steelworker to board member, from blast furnace to blending bed. He even donned the steelworker’s “silver suit” to get the shots he wanted.

About the exhibition

Under the patronage of Armin Laschet, state premier of North Rhine-Westphalia, the exhibition “Melting Pott” opens at the Küppersmühle Museum of Modern Art in Duisburg on July 3 and runs until October 6, 2019, giving visitors an insight into the diversity of the Ruhr region.

For the portrait at the blast furnace at thyssenkrupp Steel Europe, Till Brönner even put on the silver suit.
His photo exhibition in the Küppersmühle shows all facets of the Ruhr. Till Brönner also found his subjects at thyssenkrupp in Duisburg, here in the blending beds at Schwelgern harbor.
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