Ludwig Galerie Saarlouis
Model Natures in Contemporary Photography

Saarlouis, Germany

May 19 - Aug 25, 2019

Ludwig Galerie Saarlouis

Model Natures in Contemporary Photography

Model Natures in Contemporary Photography

The international group exhibition "Model Natures" is dedicated to a fascinating area of ​​contemporary photography: Impressive landscapes are presented. But on closer inspection, it turns out that these are not photographs of actual landscapes, but rather deceptively real illustrations of models that were hand-crafted by the respective artists. LaChapelle's 'Gas Chevron' (2012) and 'Gas Shell' (2012) will be showing.

For the first time, the exhibition "Model Nature in Contemporary Photography" brings together artists who deal with the subject of artificially constructed nature in their home-made models. They work in the medial emerging area between sculpture, model making and photography, whereby photography as a final form of presentation gains importance, because the built models are often destroyed. They show miniatures of fantasy locations, marine, snow and mountain landscapes as well as of urban areas, cosmic structures, disasters and natural forces. The model is increasingly disappearing in the medium of photography, so that not infrequently the impression of a deceptively genuine nature depiction arises and the artificiality passes into a naturalness.

It is a pleasure in appearances that keeps us spellbound and with which we are constantly trying to fathom our deceptions. The artists presented in the Ludwig Galerie Saarlouis work at the interface between idealization, alienation and appropriation of nature. With the help of their models and the subsequent photographic fixation, they embark on the trail of the natural creation. The artists not only create an image of nature, but they themselves become the creator by picking out and combining parts of nature. The imitation of nature equates to a creative act that re-creates what is not actually re-imaginable: the natural beauty.

The following artists exhibit:
Matthew Albanese, Oliver Boberg, Sonja Brass, James Casebere, Julian Charrière, Jojakim Cortis & Adrian Sonderegger, Kim Keever, Frank Kunert, David LaChapelle, David Levinthal, Didier Massard, Suzanne Moxhay, Mariele Neudecker, Hans Op de Beeck, Maija Savolainen, Shirley Wegner, Thomas Wrede, Edwin Zwakman

An exhibition by the Alfred-Ehrhardt Foundation in collaboration with the Kallmann-Museum Ismaning, the Stadtgalerie Kiel and the Ludwig Galerie Saarlouis.

Vernissage: Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 11 o'clock

Duration of the exhibition: from May 19 to August 25, 2019

Tuesday to Friday
10 to 13 o'clock and 14 to 17 o'clock
Saturday, Sunday, holidays
14 to 17 o'clock

For more information on the show please visit the Gallery's Website