Back from Moscow

  • Artists:
    Thomas KlingbergThomas Koester
  • Date:
    16. to 25.2.2018
  • Venue:

Documentary photographer Thomas Klingberg shows a photographic cross-section of his social documentary work “MOSCOW STUDY”in the Atelier am Eck. During his two-month stay in Moscow he produced a very close, non-political and uninhibited, also humorous and thoughtful photo series about the people and face of the Russian capital. For Klingberg, the works from “MOSCOW STUDY” have no artistic pretension whatsoever and are rather intended to combine an alternative world of thought with the “concept” of Moscow, which is often substantiated by diffuse, abstract and above all political prejudices, without including real people and cityscapes away from the typical backdrops.

 

Klingberg would like to see his collected impressions interpreted as a kind of “semantic corrective”, conceived for people who have little or no relation to Moscow themselves and want to approach the metropolis away from political reporting and without a distancing artistic imagery with the eyes of an unsophisticated flaneur.

 

Thomas Koester works with photographs. His main interest is the analogous processes of image production and reproduction and their possibilities of presentation and projection. His works deal with the presentation in and from public spaces. In Moscow, he used a medium-format camera to document Moscow’s 870th anniversary, the opening of the Kalashnikov Monument, an opposition demonstration to which Alexei Nawalny appealed, construction and road works and suburbs of Moscow. In his exhibition, MOSKAU UNTITLED, in the Atelier am Eck, he will show a selection of the results that are important to him. Thomas Koester studied at the Central Saint Martins College London, LMA Art Academy of Latvia and completed his Master’s degree at the University of Arts Berlin with Katharina Sieverding and Madeleine Bernstorff in 2011.

Thomas Koester, Demonstration der Opposition um Alexej Nawalny Moskau, 2017, © VG BildKunst

Thomas Koester, Eröffnung des Kalaschnikow Denkmals, 2017, © VG BildKunst

Thomas Klingberg, Moscow Study Alternative

Thomas Klingberg, Moscow Study Alternative

Back from Moscow

  • Artists:
    Thomas KlingbergThomas Koester
  • Date:
    16. to 25.2.2018
  • Venue:

Documentary photographer Thomas Klingberg shows a photographic cross-section of his social documentary work “MOSCOW STUDY”in the Atelier am Eck. During his two-month stay in Moscow he produced a very close, non-political and uninhibited, also humorous and thoughtful photo series about the people and face of the Russian capital. For Klingberg, the works from “MOSCOW STUDY” have no artistic pretension whatsoever and are rather intended to combine an alternative world of thought with the “concept” of Moscow, which is often substantiated by diffuse, abstract and above all political prejudices, without including real people and cityscapes away from the typical backdrops.

 

Klingberg would like to see his collected impressions interpreted as a kind of “semantic corrective”, conceived for people who have little or no relation to Moscow themselves and want to approach the metropolis away from political reporting and without a distancing artistic imagery with the eyes of an unsophisticated flaneur.

 

Thomas Koester works with photographs. His main interest is the analogous processes of image production and reproduction and their possibilities of presentation and projection. His works deal with the presentation in and from public spaces. In Moscow, he used a medium-format camera to document Moscow’s 870th anniversary, the opening of the Kalashnikov Monument, an opposition demonstration to which Alexei Nawalny appealed, construction and road works and suburbs of Moscow. In his exhibition, MOSKAU UNTITLED, in the Atelier am Eck, he will show a selection of the results that are important to him. Thomas Koester studied at the Central Saint Martins College London, LMA Art Academy of Latvia and completed his Master’s degree at the University of Arts Berlin with Katharina Sieverding and Madeleine Bernstorff in 2011.