Opening: Friday, May 1, 2015, 7 – 9 pm
Artist Talk: Thursday, May 28, 2015, 7 pm
Exhibition: May 2 – June 6, 2015
Opening hours: Thu – Sat 4 – 8 pm
During Gallery Weekend Berlin, the gallery will be open on Sunday, May 3rd from 4-8pm
Parallel to the big ZERO retrospective at Martin-Gropius Bau and for the start of this year’s Gallery Weekend Berlin, pavlov’s dog will present the re-discovered works of Berlin photographer Lothar Wolleh. Through his intense collaboration with the ZERO Group – including artists such as Heinz Mack, Otto Piene, Günther Uecker, Lucio Fontana and Jean Tinguely – Wolleh was able to produce a timeless series of portraits of these artists. A selection of 24 works will be shown for the first time in Berlin at pavlov’s dog.
About the artist
Lothar Wolleh (1930 – 1979) was one of the most successful commercial photographers of West Germany before he started to photograph internationally well-known painters, sculptors and action artists after following the suggestion of his friend Günther Uecker. With his eye for details and his visceral sense for the personal idiosyncrasies of each artist and a strictly symmetrical composition Wolleh was able to create photographs that show a glimpse of the inner self of the portrayed. Often photographed while working, during the creative process these photographs represent some of the most impressive positions of photographic art of the 20th century.