A group exhibition with Ellen Auerbach, Alfred Ehrhardt, Orri Jónsson, Aino Kannisto, Anne Lass and Christa Mayer. Curator Dr Marie Christine Jádi
The exhibition presents for the first time the little-known portraits that Alfred Ehrhardt (1901-1984) took on his photo journeys parallel to the landscape photographs. The historical images are juxtaposed with contemporary works by the Icelandic artist Orri Jónsson (*1970), the Finnish photographer Aino Kannisto (*1973), the German-Danish photographer Anne Lass (*1978) and the German photographer Christa Mayer (*1945).
As different as the photographers’ starting points may be, their images show how the intimacy of the portrait spills over into the landscape images. And conversely, how the nature of a landscape with all its uncertainties and charms determines and shapes the people in it. For from our earliest childhood, we are familiar with our immediate surroundings – be it in the city, in the countryside, by the sea or in the mountains – and associate a specific mood with it. In the overview, it becomes clear how our inwardness and sensitivities correspond with our surroundings.