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The exhibition establishes a fascinating dialogue between colour photographs by Marc Theis and testimonies to a long forgotten era that Heinrich Heidersberger (1906–2006) recorded in black and white photographs. What the two have in common is the documenting of industry although each of them addresses a different economic phase. Marc Theis (*1953 in Luxemburg), who has for years been showcasing various artists of popular culture, now shows the deterioration of industrial sites and the new possibilities that are offered by this with his photographs from the series “Lost in time”. From 2004 to 2005, Theis documented the abandoned Continental site in Hannover. Graffiti artists conquered this ruin and enlivened it with colourful figures and fragments that interact with the surrounding architecture. The small-format photographs by Heinrich Heidersberger from the 1960s, which visualise the boom of production plants, form a counterpoint. The photographs of interiors show people involved in the production process and finally the products themselves. The people at work within the clear structure and aesthetics of architecture thus form a stark contrast to the depictions of defunct and decaying industrial sites in the work of Marc Theis. And whilst the focus of Heidersberger’s photographs is more on the people working, Theis documents their absence through traces that they have left behind. Further information is available at 
www.marctheis.de and www.heidersberger.de

Dates

  • 04. June 2012 12.00 cet
    Pressetermin
  • 05. June 2012 19.00 cet
    Ausstellungseröffnung
  • 29. June 2012 14.00 cet
    Interdisziplinäres Symposium

    Der Gang der Dinge - Welche Zukunft haben photographische Archive und Nachlässe?
    Ein Symposium der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) in Kooperation mit dem Netzwerk Fotoarchive e.V. im Schloss Wolfsburg mit Unterstützung des Instituts Heidersberger und der Städtischen Galerie Wolfsburg.

  • 30. June 2012 09.30 cet
    Interdisziplinäres Symposium

    Der Gang der Dinge - Welche Zukunft haben photographische Archive und Nachlässe?
    Ein Symposium der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Photographie (DGPh) in Kooperation mit dem Netzwerk Fotoarchive e.V. im Schloss Wolfsburg mit Unterstützung des Instituts Heidersberger und der Städtischen Galerie Wolfsburg.

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