Alfred Ehrhardt Stiftung Berlin
»Models of Nature in Contemporary Photography«
A group exhibition with Oliver Boberg, Sonja Braas, Julian Charrière, Shirley Wegner, and Thomas Wrede
Opening: Friday, January 10, 2020, 7-9pm
January 11 to April 26, 2020
What is real and what is fake? What truths do we believe to see? Or is it all just an illusion? These questions have accompanied photography since its beginnings. Today in our contemporary media culture they play a more prominent role than ever before, and they are at the core of this exhibition, which is centered around the theme of “nature” and the imitation of the natural. Replicating a natural form entails different problems than reproducing a human-made form, which is in itself artificial. As true masters of illusion, the artists produce miniatures of imaginary places, seascapes, snow-covered landscapes, mountains, urban spaces, and the forces of nature. It is becoming increasingly difficult to discern the model from the real in photography, which often leaves viewers with the impression of a deceptively real image of nature.
Sunday, March 15, 2020, 2 pm: Artist Talk, Thomas Wrede in conversation with Dr. Marie Christine Jádi (curator)
In cooperation with Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, Ludwig Galerie Saarlouis and Stadtgalerie Kiel. On the occasion of the exhibition a catalogue was published in the Michael Imhof Verlag.