Hamburger Bahnhof

Philipp Lachenmann

07 Sep 2010 - 06 Feb 2011

© Philipp Lachenmann
Scenic Review IV, 1997/2002
“Some Scenic Views”

7 September 2010 - 6 February 2011

The Hamburger Bahnhof proudly presents the exhibition, 'Some Scenic Views', to mark the acquisition this year of Philipp Lachenmann's video installation Space_Surrogate I (Dubai) 2000 by the gallery's friends' association, the Stiftung des Vereins der Freunde der Nationalgalerie für zeitgenössische Kunst. Eight works on show from the areas of video, film, photography, sculpture and sound, perfectly demonstrate Lachenmann's exploration of the connections between the moving and static image, as well as his structural treatment of cinematic and photographic space.

At the forefront of his artistic endeavour is the probing of the mechanisms of the imaginary and, in particular, shifts in the collective memory. The `scenic' in the exhibition's title also evokes the idea of 'scenery' and 'mise en scene' in artificially created and staged productions and thus serves as an indication of the terrain on which the works in the exhibition are played out.

Philipp Lachenmann, born in 1963, first trained to become an architectural model builder, before studying art history, philosophy and film. He first started making art in 1997. Lachenmann primarily works in Cologne, Paris and Los Angeles.

The exhibition 'Some Scenic Views' is accompanied by an artist's book (including text passages by Russell Ferguson), available from Christoph Keller Editions / JRPIRingier Verlag, Zurich, price: €32.

Tags: Christoph Keller, Philipp Lachenmann