until 18.12. | #0229ARTatBerlin | Galerie Pavlova is proud to present until the 18th December 2015 the work of Siri Hayes (AU), Katrin Koenning (DE),Brendan Lee (AU) and Vivian Cooper Smith (NZ) in a group exhibition of photographic work that touches on aspects of cultural identity, the Australian landscape and European heritage.
Since ancient times it was theorised that a significant landmass equivalent to Europe existed in the southern hemisphere. Terra Australis was the name of this hypothetical continent which eventually lent its name to Australia in the 1800’s. Throughout its short history history, Australia has been forming its identity and place in relation to the rest of the world, the significance of the landscape and scale of the continent have played a large role in developing this image.
The four photographers in this group exhibition present their individual interpretations of this identity:
- Siri Hayes landscapes from en plein air draw inspiration from the sublime and German romantic style characterised by Caspar David Friedrich.
- With A country big enough to disappear in German born Katrin Koenningexplores the emotional and physical connection to a place, and her personal engagement with rural Australia.
- Brendan Lee‘s artworks look at the associations that are made between notions of place, film and history. Anthology looks at the Australian identity through film, in particular referencing the Max Max era of Australian cinema.
- Vivian Cooper Smith‘s We’ll make it last forever distorts both our perception of photography and the idealised vision of life in the Australian suburbs.
Terra Australis will be on display from 11th September until 18th December 2015. We will have extended opening hours during Berlin Art Week, which takes place from Tuesday 15th until Sunday 20th September 2015.
This exhibition was organised in collaboration with Kristian Häggblom from the Wallflower Photomedia Gallery.
Vernissage: Friday, 11th September 2015, 07:00 p.m. – 09:00 p.m.
Exhibition period: Friday, 11th September bis Friday, 18th December 2015Zu Jarvis Dooney
Image caption: Siri Hayes, Wanderer above a sea of images, 2008
Terra Australis – Galerie Pavlova – Kunst in Berlin ART@Berlin