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09-26-2020 – 12-19-2020 | R E I T E R Leipzig

Hans AichingerStephan HuberPer KirkebyIbrahim MahamaThomas Taube

The Inner Land

Stephan Huber »1952 - 2019« (detail) 2019
Stephan Huber »1952 - 2019« (detail) 2019

Opening on
Saturday, 26 September 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, 27 September 11 am - 5 pm

For most city dwellers, a landscape is a space more often experienced as a state of mind, rather than an embodied experience. We carry with us topographies into which we can project ourselves. These spaces, both remembered and imagined, become the terrain of our fantasies and chimera. For migrants, these mental panoramas are not only a refuge for comfort, but also an intrinsic part in the fabric of their identity. In reality everyone is shaped by the landscapes that surround them, both past and present.  But through our imagination, we can also access foreign lands never physically inhabited. Through photographs and films, we have a rich library of landscapes we have never experienced in person but that we can dream about. Yet, they remain apathetic: devoid of scent, of temperature or sound.
 
»The Inner Land« looks at how imagined spaces inform the work of artists as they explore strategies to represent spaces inhabited by the mind, but not the body. Bringing together the work of five artists working across different disciplines, from painting to film and even collage, these contrasting positions come together into a coherent exploration of humans’ power of imagination and creativity.  

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