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Torsten Solin, Freundinnen, 2012, Archival Pigment Print © Torsten Solin, Courtesy Galerie Hiltawsky

Solo Exhibition

»Das Album«

Torsten Solin

Opening: Thursday, May 12, 2016, 19-22h (Facebook Event)
The artist will be present.
Exhibition: May 13 – July 2 extended until July 16, 2016
Curated by Harald Theiss
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 14-19h, and by appointment
Admission free
Wheelchair accessible: Yes

Description

Das Album, the new exhibition at galerie hiltawsky starting 13 May 2016, will present new works by Torsten Solin (*1972, Jena, Germany).

Through his manipulated images and self-portraits, Solin explores social and gender stereotypes, creating a complex (photo) album that can be read in a variety of ways.

Memory, which usually stands at the heart of a photo album, is eradicated by the artist’s obsessive play with notions of identity and self-portrayal. The historical photographic materials that he uses as the basis for these new works are given a new function through artistic appropriation.

These new self-portraits and stagings are brought together as an imaginary photo album that reveals multiple layers of meaning. It also makes reference to the theme of the doppelganger, which became popular in the romantic literature of the 19th century, and remains a frequent theme in the arts and academic research today.

The exhibition scrutinizes the uniqueness of the self, its loss of identity, and its reconstruction.

Event Details

Torsten Solin, Freundinnen, 2012, archival pigment print © Torsten Solin, courtesy galerie hiltawsky
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Tucholskystraße 41, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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