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Day 15/05/2011

In Eastern Germany, 2006

Wim Wenders
In Eastern Germany, Gorlitz
2006

** C-Print
183.5 x 210.2 cm framed
72 1/4 x 82 3/4 in framed**

HV35494

Haunch of Venison London is delighted to present an exhibition of photographs by the internationally renowned filmmaker and artist Wim Wenders (b.1945). Bringing together almost 40 images, taken from 1983 to 2011, this show is Wim Wenders’ highly anticipated second exhibition at Haunch of Venison since 2003. Entitled ‘Places,strange and quiet’, it will feature many photographs not yet exhibited in this country including several recent works.

For ‘Places, strange and quiet’ Wenders has assembled a fascinating series of large-scale photographs taken in countries around the world from Salvador, Brazil; Palermo, Italy; Onomichi, Japan to Berlin, Germany; Brisbane, Australia, Armenia and the United States. From his iconic images of exteriors and buildings to his panoramic depictions of towns and landscapes, the exhibition will present the full range of Wenders’ work, exploring how he created and honed remarkable images that continue to resonate powerfully. In his own words:

“When you travel a lot, and when you love to just wander around and get lost, you can end up in the strangest spots. I have a huge attraction to places. Already when I look at a map, the names of mountains, villages, rivers, lakes or landscape formations excite me, as long as I don’t know them and have never been there … I seem to have sharpened my sense of place for things that are out of place. Everybody turns right, because that’s where it’s interesting, I turn left where there is nothing! And sure enough, I soon stand in front of my sort of place. I don’t know, it must be some sort of inbuilt radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange”.

(via Haunch of Venison)

Jean-Philippe Charbonnier

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Jean-Philippe Charbonnier
Paris
[Psychiatric hospitals]
1954

Gelatin silver print
Galerie Agathe Gaillard

LL/15413

In 1954 Jean-Philippe Charbonnier documented French Psychiatric hospitals and this exhibition includes rarely seen photographs from the series.

Some of the photographs were first published in Réalités in January 1955. Here a selection of the original reportage is shown followed by the magazine layouts – published in the magazine with two fluffy cats on the cover. It is interesting to see that a number of most most powerful images were not published due to the sensitivities of the 1950s and that the eyes of the patients are at times masked to protect their identities.

In 2006 a 24 page booklet Jean-Philippe Charbonnier: HP hôpitaux psychiatriques was published by Le traitement contemporain n°4 in conjunction with gallery Agathe Gaillard.