Exhibitions at Galerie—Peter—Sillem
Malte Sänger is interested in the traces people leave behind in their lives. His latest photographic work, "CHARISMA", is based on the discovery of a can of tinned fish. In addition to the standardized code of origin, he also found the name of the fishing vessel CHARISMA on it. It turned out that the batch from which the can came was the last one the ship brought ashore before any trace of the vessel's whereabouts disappeared in the vast North Sea. Suddenly, the mass produc… more
For the first time since her arrival in exile in Germany, Chinese artist Liu Xia, widow of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, is exhibiting her works in a Western country. On view is a selection of black-and-white photographs taken between 1996 and 1999. At that time, Liu Xiaobo spent three years in prison in the Dalian labor camp, and Liu Xia, coming from painting, increasingly turned to photography. She created her very own cosmos, populated by dolls, a series which she called "Ugly… more
Robert Voit, former master class student of Thomas Ruff at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf, became known to a wider public with his series "New Trees". With this documentary work about mobile phone masts, which are camouflaged with giant coniferous tree, palm or cactus covers or disguised as flagpoles or even church crosses, he dedicates himself to the questions of authenticity and artificiality, nature and culture: What is still real in our world and what is only a backdrop?
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For the first time in decades, Walter Schels, one of the most important German photographers of his generation, is showing a selection of rare vintage prints of his famous animal portraits. The exhibition will also feature some of his dog photographs from the seventies.
Walter Schels, born 1936, worked as a window dresser in Barcelona, Canada and Geneva before moving to New York to become a photographer. In 1970 he returned to Germany and became known for character studies by artists, polit… more