Anyone who has seen the photographs of the wounded soldiers in the volume "War to War" by the pacifist Ernst Friedrich, published in 1924, will not forget the images. They were also in front of the eyes of the photographer Siegfried Wameser when he made his studies on stones. Wameser's photos evoke associations with archaic masks, abstract art, but also with images of war, and allow the forces of nature to speak. The artist Karolin Nirschl's painted approaches to stones are a complementary adaptation of these photographs. In Nirschl's works, too, the supposed contrast between fragility and violence oscillates.
The focus of Siegfried Wameser's photographic work is on architecture and art photography. The artist Karolin Nirschl studied art history at the LMU before taking up her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich.
Prof. Dr. Martin H. Geyer (LMU) will give the introduction at the vernissage.
Since 2008 changing exhibitions take place on the premises of the Center for Advanced Studies in cooperation with the LMU UniversityGallery.
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