post-title Joerg Waehner | YUGOMANIA | pavlov’s dog | 06.07.–10.08.2018

Joerg Waehner | YUGOMANIA | pavlov’s dog | 06.07.–10.08.2018

Joerg Waehner | YUGOMANIA | pavlov’s dog | 06.07.–10.08.2018

Joerg Waehner | YUGOMANIA | pavlov’s dog | 06.07.–10.08.2018

until 10.08. |#2086ARTatBerlin | pavlov’s dog presents from 6th June 2018 the single exhibition YUGOMANIA with photographs by Joerg Waehner.

The white plaster crumbles from the red brick wall, a gray gutter runs through the picture. In this red, white and gray gape small bullet holes. The photo was taken on the territory of the former Yugoslavia. In this way, the Yugoslavian war and the disintegration of the country in the 1990s, with their contradictions and fragility, are symbolic of the time after the Iron Curtain, which has led to new demarcations and social upheavals.

Joerg Waehner approaches this era with the help of an extended photography concept. Through photographs, drawings, texts and frottages, Waehner materializes the historical remnants into haptic image carriers in a kind of sociological maturation process. In YUGOMANIA the past permanently influences the present. Waehner takes photographs of young soldiers from the Yugoslav War with the area mirrored on tombstones, combining images of former President Tito with landscapes from a calendar. A former national shield of Yugoslavia was simply overwritten with “Slovenia”. Traced Waehner brings this memory to light. In this way, YUGOMANIA pushes one image into the next to expose the repressed layers of war.

Chiara Thies

Vernissage: Thursday, 5th July 2018, 7.00 pm

Exhibiton period: Friday, 6th July bis Friday, 10th August 2018

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Image caption: Joerg Waehner, “Kirchenruine in Medari/Kroatien”, Fine Art Print Baryta, 30 x 40 cm, Edition 1 von 5

Exhibition Joerg Waehner – YUGOMANIA – Gallery pavlov’s dog | Contemporary Art – Zeitgenössische Kunst in Berlin – ART at Berlin

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