The German photographer Stephan Kaluza, who has established his name through many solo and group exhibitions in Europe, the USA, and the Far East, and works featured in various museums and collections in Europe and the USA, meets the art-lovers in Turkey for the first time with his exhibition “Complexe” taking place at Sanatorium Art Initiative Contemporary Art Gallery.
Stephan Kaluza’s photography projects are based on the idea of photographically condensing complex physical and “spiritual” objects horizontally, so that they can be experienced visually. The concept of “complex objects” are pointing at phenomena of a spatially/culturally concentrated magnitude that are not usually visible for the human eye in this form, such as landscapes as well as processes and actions.
The exhibition “Complexe” includes two of Kaluza’s phography projects called “Bildstücke”. The name, composed by words “Bild” and “Stück” which might be translated into English as “image/picture/photo” and “piece/play” respectively, sums up the the essential characteristics of Kaluza’s works bringing a theatrical dimension to photography. The series “Drohnen” (“Drones”) among these “Bildstücke” is based on the ancient legend of Byzantine regicide, which states that any heir to the throne must kill his kindred rivals with his own hands, while the series “Komödie” (“Comedy”) is an allegory on ignorant hedonism revealing the acceptance of the global ecological collapse in our age. In both series the flanking walls represent the social pressure on individuals.
October 14th, 2010 - November 15th, 2010
Sanatorium Art Initiative Contemporary Art Gallery
İstiklal Cad. Postacilar Sok. N. 5 Beyoglu, Istanbul - Turkiye
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