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Candida Höfer in European Trails

09.03.-18.09.2022, H2 - Center for Contemporary Art in the Glass Palace

From March 8 to September 18, 2022, the H2 – Center for Contemporary Art in the Glaspalast is showing EUROPEAN TRAILS, an exhibition of European photographers and artists who work with photography.

The exhibition deals with central questions about origin, memory and identity. The central issues
are questions of origin, memory and identity. One's own personal history and its superimposition and artistic transcendence in the current social and political situation become the mirror of an essential examination of living conditions and power relations between individuals, as well as in the social area as a whole.

Significant contributions to a debate taking place in and about Europe
In strong photographic images and installations, the exhibition presents works by outstanding contemporary artists whose concepts represent significant contributions to a contemporary debate taking place in and about Europe.

The conception of the exhibition and the selection of all works took place long before the start of the Russian war against Ukraine on February 24, 2022, which set in motion new, dramatic developments and refugee movements in Europe. It was not foreseeable that the context of the exhibition will now also be experienced against this horizon.    

Artists:
Letizia Battaglia ∙ Johanna Diehl ∙ Kathrin Ganser ∙ Andrea Geyer ∙ Candida Höfer ∙ Magdalena Jetelová Anastasia Khoroshilova ∙ Herlinde Koelbl ∙ Youqine Lefèvre ∙ Tina Modotti ∙ Loredana Nemes ∙ Beate Passow ∙ Leta Peer ∙ Joanna Piotrowska

Curator: Thomas Elsen

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EUROPEAN TRAILS presents European woman photographers as well as woman artists working with photography.

Essentially, the exhibition is concerned with questions of origin, memory and identity. The own personal history and its transfer and artistic transcending into current social and political situations become a mirror of a general discussion about conditions of living and the balance of power between individuals as well as in society as a whole.

With strong photographic images and installations, the exhibition presents works of outstanding contemporary women artists, whose conceptions are significant contributions to a contemporary debate in and about Europe.

The conception of the exhibition, as well as the selection of the works, took place long before the outbreak of the Russian war against Ukraine on 24th February 2022, which caused new, dramatic developments and movements of escape in Europe. It was not predictable that we are now forced to experience the exhibition's context against such a background.    

Artists
Letizia Battaglia ∙ Johanna Diehl ∙ Kathrin Ganser ∙ Andrea Geyer ∙ Candida Höfer ∙ Magdalena Jetelová Anastasia Khoroshilova ∙ Herlinde Koelbl ∙ Youqine Lefèvre ∙ Tina Modotti ∙ Loredana Nemes ∙ Beate Passow ∙ Leta Peer ∙ Joanna Piotrowska ∙ Katharina Sieding

curated by Thomas Elsen

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