Exhibition: Never Leave Me. Photographic Images in Germany Today
With works by: Nina Beier, Louisa Clement, Buck Ellison, Lindsay Lawson, Alwin Lay, Roman Schramm, Mark Soo and Tobias Zielony, curated by Renee Preisler Barasch
November 15–December 12, 2016
Opening: November 15, 6–8pm
On Stellar Rays Project Space, 1 Rivington Street, New York, New York 10002
We are pleased to announce a group exhibition featuring the works of eight artists who are united by two things: they work with the photographic medium or deal with its legacy, and they are either based in Germany or spent formative years there. The works in the show range from “straight,” documentary-style photography to sculptural and multimedia approaches, video and installation. Many of the artists will be showing their work in the U.S. for the very first time.
The exhibition explores how Germany’s rich photographic past still influences artists today. The show also demonstrates how coming of age after the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, and in an unprecedented era of image saturation has simultaneously strengthened and challenged the artist’s position to photography.
The title of the show, Never Leave Me: Photographic Images in Germany Today, suggests the complicated dynamic between humans and photographs. Some images can haunt us forever. On the other hand, Never Leave Me is a bittersweet declaration of our dependence on photographs, and a surprisingly deep and addictive desire to look at them.
With a catalog featuring a text by Dominikus Müller, interviews with the artists, and designed by John McCusker.