Photographing hypermodern urban landscapes through the ghostly haze of LEDs and smog, Mårten Lange’s new work from China shows a country haunted as much by its past as by its future. Made in 2018 and 2019 in the six largest cities of the country, the series depicts urban places that have expanded rapidly in recent years and that appear both futuristic and suspended outside of time. Following Lange’s long-time fascination with ideas of utopia and dystopia, this is his most extensive work to date.
Mårten Lange (*1984, Gothenburg, SE), studied photography at the University of Gothenburg and the University for the Creative Arts in Farnham, United Kingdom. He received international attention and critical acclaim for the publication of his series “Another Language” (Mack Books, London) in 2012. Since then, Lange has published two new series, “Citizen” (Études Books, Paris, 2015) and “The Mechanism” (Mack Books, London, 2018) and his work has been exhibited internationally, most notably at Kunsthalle Hamburg and Moderna Museet in Stockholm (both in 2018), at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2019 and FOAM in Amsterdam in 2020. The book to the series “Ghost Witness” has been published in 2020 by Loose Joints. Mårten Lange lives and works in Malmö, Sweden.
Gallery Weekend Berlin 2022
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