Exhibition: 14 Apr 2017 – 13 Apr 2018
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Exhibition: 14 April 2017 – 13 April 2018
Le Jardin de Lélise, montée de l’église
In art, as in other areas of society, it is com- mon to take a stand, to disclose what one believes or else does not believe. This is a polarising attitude that demands clarity and distinctness. It is a game of “take it or leave it”, a phenomenon of western society, which has seemingly become an end in it- self, that of pursuing a single objective, a single truth, in a bid to assume global pro- portions in a globalised world. Everything is tangible, doable and can be explained. An age of disenchantment, a legacy from the last century. This philosophy, however, takes its toll, it burns bridges, it breaks with tradition, with the natural and the original, it uproots the present ...
Sascha Weidner’s images are embedded in this era and – without prejudice to previous projections – talk of another world. They are like windows that open up onto parallel uni- verses. They draw from the past, herald the future, quote from the history of art, cinema and literature. They transform the written word into images, which are in turn trans- formed into stories. They reveal the corre- lation between private recollection and collective memory. The photographs do not illustrate oppo- sites, instead they reconcile contrasts. In a playful manner, Sascha Weidner conjures up the magic of a spirit of disenchanted times: "Touché".
With the kind support of the Sprengel Museum Hannover and the city of Hanover