Thomas Wrede - Manhattan Picture Worlds

Henn Galerie and Beck & Eggeling invites you to the vernissage on Thursday, 4 March 2010, 7.00 p.m. at Henn Galerie, Augustenstrasse 54 in Munich, with introductory words by Dr. Inka Graeve Ingelmann, Head of Department Photography and New Media, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich. To start off cooperation between Henn Galerie, Munich and Beck & Eggeling International Fine Art, Düsseldorf, the German photographer Thomas Wrede will show works from his series Manhattan Picture Worlds. Wrede has photographed oversized advertisements in the centre of New York City between the years 2003 and 2008, which he treats as incorporated elements of architecture in his pictures. As in earlier works by Wrede e.g. the Real Landscapes- or Small Worlds series, the artist plays with dimensions as well as different layers of perception and reality. Manhattan Picture Worlds does not use the conquering drive that the huge poster surfaces have on the outside world a starting point, but rather as a visual point of the passerby.” (Christoph Schaden, catalogue, p. 109). Thomas Wrede (*1963 in Iserlohn) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Münster, in 1992. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and abroad and won prizes such as the German Contemporary Art Award, Volks- und Raiffeisenbanken, Frankfurt, or the Karl-Hofer-Award by the University of Fine Arts, Berlin. He lives in Münster and works in Europe and the USA. The exhibition catalogue is nominated for Deutschen Fotobuchpreis 2010. Thomas Wrede. Manhattan Picture Worlds, 2009, Kerber Verlag, Bielefeld (ger./engl.,120 p., 49). Kunsthalle Bielefeld will also show works of “Manhattan Picture Worlds” from 24 March 2010. Manhattan Picture Worlds
4 March – 30 April 2010
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1 p.m. - 7.00. pm.
Sa 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
or via appointment with Dr. Antonia Lehmann-Tolkmitt, representative in Munich of Beck & Eggeling, at antonia@beck-eggeling.de
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