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Berlin

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Exhibition Detail
Catastrophe & Idyll
Strausberger Platz 8
10243 Berlin
Germany


April 26th, 2013 - June 1st, 2013
Opening: 
April 26th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
 
After the Flood, Thomas WredeThomas Wrede, After the Flood,
2012, Lambda Print Diasec, 140 x 200 / 95 x 135 cm
© Thomas Wrede, courtesy WAGNER + PARTNER
Roller Coaster Ruin, Thomas WredeThomas Wrede, Roller Coaster Ruin,
2013, Lambda Print Diasec, 120 x 250 / 80 x 165 cm
© Thomas Wrede, courtesy WAGNER & PARTNER
Mole, Thomas WredeThomas Wrede, Mole,
2012, Lambda Print Diasec, 140 x 180 / 95 x 120 cm
© Thomas Wrede, courtesy WAGNER + PARTNER
Construction Ruins, Thomas WredeThomas Wrede, Construction Ruins,
2012, Lambda Print Diasec, 140 x 180/ 95 x 120 cm
© Thomas Wrede, courtesy WAGNER + PARTNER
After the Rain, Thomas WredeThomas Wrede, After the Rain,
2012, Lambda Print Diasec, 140 x 180 / 95 x 120 cm
© Thomas Wrede, courtesy WAGNER + PARTNER
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Almost ten years in the making, the internationally acclaimed series “Real Landscapes” by German photographer Thomas Wrede (*1963), combines landscape panoramas with scenes using miniature models. In doing so, the suggestive power of images from the media as well as our own ways of seeing is questioned. In the overall context of Wrede’s practice, there are ironic, clichéd as well as romantic accents in his photographs. 

His newest works focus impressively on recent global catastrophes – ones that we are all more than familiar with through the Internet and television: Tsunami’s, Fukushima, Hurricane Katrina or the recent Sandy. Wrede works through a phenomenology of destruction via exemplary compositions and through subjective recreation. 

Whilst Wrede utilises anthropogenic or natural catastrophes like archetypes in this new series, the viewer will simultaneously experience the strength of their romanticism, which despite the times of digital manipulation, still retain their power. Thomas Wrede perfectfully transforms these photographs with intentionally idyllic sunsets, winter or night scenes. 

“I see the world as a big model, as a big set-design and simulation” (Thomas Wrede)


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