In recent years, photography has reached a new peak in artistic media. Starting with the Düsseldorf School, with artists such as Andreas Gursky, Thomas Struth, Thomas Ruff or Candida Höfer, a young generation of artists developed that adopted different approaches by which to present the subject-matter of »space« and »place« in an era of historic change and social crises.
Lost Places dedicates itself to these new approaches, which document a wide range of different places and living spaces and their increasing isolation through the media of photography, film and installation works. Joel Sternfeld’s documentary photographs depict places that were crime scenes. Thomas Demand restages real crime scenes, initially as models in order to then photograph them. In turn, in her large-scale photographs, Beate Gütschow constructs cityscapes and landscapes that are reminiscent of well-known places, but that do not allow any true reference. Sarah Schönfeld illustrates »the image of memory in the present space« in her photographs. She visits old places from her GDR childhood and captures these in their present state, whereby both points in time collide.
Artists: Thomas Demand (*1964), Omer Fast (*1972), Beate Gütschow (*1970), Andreas Gursky (*1955), Candida Höfer (*1944), Andrew Moore (*1957), Alexandra Ranner (*1967), Thomas Ruff (*1958), Sarah Schönfeld (*1979), Gregor Schneider (*1969), Thomas Struth (*1954), Guy Tillim (*1962), Wolfgang Tillmans (*1968), Jeff Wall (*1946), Jane und Louise Wilson (*1967)
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Editor: Hubertus Gaßner, Petra Roettig
Authors: Jörg Dünne, Maren Polte, Petra Roettig
29,5 x 22,5 cm
126 color ills.