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In the early 1990s various trips took Jungjin Lee (*1961 in Korea) into the endless expanse of America, where she captured archaic, primal images of deserts, rocks, undergrowth, and cactuses. Her fragmentary and poetic series of images have been described by the great Robert Frank as "landscapes without the human beast". Drawing on her South Korean heritage, the artist developed a highly unique pictorial language in series such as American Desert, Pagodas, On Road, Thing and Wind, in which her fundamental interest in nature and culture is expressed in a space of poetic resonance. In her work Jungjin Lee traps her profound understanding of material, texture and craftmanship. Working with Liquid Light, she applies photosensitive emulsion onto rice paper with a coarse brush. The resulting imprecisions in the development process and imperfections in production run counter to photography´s supposed claim to truth. Junjing Lee´s large-format pictures take on a physical presence that is immediately captivating.

An exhibition in cooperation with Fotomuseum Winterthur. An accompanying catalogue is published by Spector Books, including a short introduction by Thomas Seelig and essays by Lena Fritsch, Hester Keijser and Liz Wells.


  • 02. March 2017 12.30 cet
    Press Conference
  • 07. March 2017 19.00 cet

    Es sprechen:

    Susanne Pfleger, Direktorin, Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg

    Thomas Seelig, Direktor und Kurator, Fotomuseum Winterthur

    Die Künstlerin wird zur Eröffnung anwesend sein und an diesem Abend ihre Bücher signieren.

  • 26. March 2017 14.00 cet
    „ARCHAISCHE URMOMENTE: Analoge Fotografie im Hier und Jetzt.“

    Dieser experimentelle Workshop setzt sich mit der sehr besonderen Arbeits- und Sichtweise von Jungjin Lee auseinander. Die Kunstvermittlerin und Künstlerin Ina Hengstler gibt außerdem praktische Einblicke in die Verfahrensweise und Möglichkeiten der analogen Fotografie. Mithilfe einer Großformatkamera kann sogar ein Sofortbild in sehr guter Auflösung produziert und eine einfache Fototransfertechnik kennengelernt werden.

    Kosten 8 €, Teilnahme ab 12 Jahren, Anmeldung unter Tel. 05361.2810-21, -17

  • 09. May 2017 18.00 cet
    Expertengespräch in der Ausstellung

    Susanne Pfleger im Austausch mit Barbara Hofmann-Johnson, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig


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