Wait for Walk
Exhibition: 30 May – 4 Sep 2008
75b Avenue Louise
La Photographie Galerie
In the new collection Wait for Walk, Florian Böhm expands the typology of the urban area with an anthropological look at city people, in the form of studies of fluctuating, transient constellations of passers-by waiting atintersections in New York. The sidewalk becomes a stage on which the pulsating activity of the metropolis comes to a standstill for a brief moment. The flow of traffic became the shutter curtain, and the outcome is moments of great authenticity. It is great drama that takes place before our eyes, an interplay of rhetorical gestures and forms of behavior. A particular attraction of Böhm's new works lies in the accidental combination of a number people with the aesthetics of a staged setting. Florian Böhm's works were exhibited at Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany in Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, Paris, Kunstwerke, Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin, Fondazione Adriano Olivetti, Rome and the Fotomuseum in Munich.