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Galerie Lichtblick in Germany exhibits the Alleys & Ruins

My exhibit at Galerie Lichtblick in Cologne, Germany opened this weekend. The exhibit, The Night, features four photographers’ perceptions of the night; I contributed four large pieces from the Alleys & Ruins series, including NY, NY below. From the show description: “The images are on the edge between document and fiction, between found and staged moments in urban spaces.” The show runs until July 21.


Here's the fotoblog review of the show:


“THE NIGHT” IN THE LICHTBLICK GALLERY

Damian Zimmermann

The night is the connecting theme of the current exhibition in Cologne's Lichtblick gallery. On display are photo series by Mike Crawford from London, Boris Eldagsen from Berlin, Christian Kosfeld from Wiesbaden and Xavier Nuez from Chicago, who use the dark time of the day as a backdrop for their walks and productions and thereby dreamy to ghostly, threatening and romantic variants of the Nocturne- Deliver topic.

The spectrum ranges from black and white multiple exposures and sombre allusions to the painting of a James McNeill Whistler (Mike Crawford) to the transformation of the city into a nighttime setting for a stage play on which the protagonists are missing (Kosfeld) and playing with the unconscious, Archetypal and unspeakable in spectacular, romantic sceneries (Eldagsen) to experimental country time exposures, in which individual areas of the image are accentuated with artificial light, which leads to inhospitable urban landscapes on the border with kitsch (Nuez).

Galerie Lichtblick, Steinberger Straße 21, Fr. 19-21, Sat./Sun.2-6 p.m. until July 21

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