Tuesday, May 8, 2012
DITTRICH & SCHLECHTRIEM is pleased to present the first solo show featuring uncommissioned works by the Berlin-based photographer Andreas Mühe. Mühe’s oeuvre—the artist works exclusively in analogue photography—includes portraits, interiors, and landscapes. Many motifs in the various genres attest to his critical engagement of the aesthetic representations of political power. That is especially true of the pictures in this exhibition: Mühe shows seven photographs from the series “Obersalzberg,” shots whose picturesque setting has been charged with ideological overtones ever since it served Hitler as a vacation home and second seat of government. Mühe also stages Nazi propaganda materials designed for the indoctrination of children: he transposes enlarged photographs of 1930s and 1940s toy figurines into the installation by printing them on Rhenish-format newsprint, cutting them into fragments, and papering the walls in one of the gallery rooms with them.
OPENING: FRIDAY 27 APRIL, 4-9 PM
EXHIBITION: 27 APRIL – 23 JUNE, 2012