July 8 to August 28, 2016
Ingo Mittelstaedt and the Peter Raue collection
On the occasion of the 70th anniversary of Haus am Waldsee the Berlin photo artist Ingo Mittelstaedt (b. 1978) has worked with the extensive, previously unpublished private collection of the well-known lawyer and art expert Peter Raue.
Beginning with David Hockney’s series The Blue Guitar (1975), Mittelstaedt’s main concern is a total installation addressing the subject of seeing, collecting and recycling objects as well as ideas from a contemporary perspective. More
Fig.: Ingo Mittelstaedt, Chinese Whispers, installation view, Haus am Waldsee, 2016, detail, photo by Bernd Borchardt
September 9 to November 6, 2016
SVEN DRÜHL - SIMULATIONS
Landscape beyond reality
Today, reality and artificiality are becoming more and more indistinguishable. Sven Drühl’s artistic strategy resembles that of a visual DJ: he reinterprets, mixes, de-emotionalises, controls and works with contemporary materials like car finish and silicon.
The painter, mathematician, art historian and dancer Sven Drühl (b. 1967) appropriates images from the collective cultural memory and transfers them into the digital age. With unconventional means, he is able to show how profoundly “information technologies permeate phenomena in the physical world.” (Villem Flusser)
Fig.: Sven Drühl, ETC, 2012, courtesy CONRADS, Düsseldorf und Alexander Ochs Private © Sven Drühl, VG Bildkunst, Bonn, 2016