Past Exhibition

MARTIN MLECKO | Against the Grain


April 7  – 21, 2018

Photography, film and literature have constantly inspired Martin Mlecko. They became both a subject and a medium for him and have particularly influenced his subtle view of everyday life. In the exhibition “Gegen den Strich”, Mlecko’s world of thought is introduced with a selection of conceptual works from different work phases. Based on the title of Joris Huysmans’ novel of the same name, which is important to him, “Gegen den Strich” (“Against Nature”) alternates between ideas of reality, aspects of beauty and the complex search for their discovery.

“Susa Templin explores the question of how spaces and memories permeate each other. Her photographic investigations lead to extensive installations. In the alternation of material and scale, models of paper and cardboard are created, which are photographed and further processed from different perspectives. They are independent sculptures and at the same time provide the motifs for further photographs.

The artist deals with images of memories that reappear in new compositions in spatial abstraction. Image by image and layer by layer, often by multiple exposures, the photographically captured space is deconstructed, distorted in perspective and subjectively reassembled. Statics and perspective are suspended. Interior views become facades, exterior views become enigmatic interiors. The views distort optically and in reality in the folds of the folded picture walls.

For Susa Templin, spaces are nested storage media and she traces this universal, timeless memory of space photographically and architecturally.This creates spatially accessible, photographic spaces of dreamlike lightness and fragility.”

Luminita Sabau, 2018

Susa Templin studied at the Städelschule in Frankfurt am Main and at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Her photographic and three-dimensional, walk-in installations have already been shown in the Kunsthalle Mannheim, Kunsthalle Nürnberg, DZ Bank Kunstsammlung in Frankfurt a. M., Folkwang Museum Essen, Berlinische Galerie, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig and many others.