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Karin Geiger: Leipzig (Bright View) 2005, C-Print; © (Karin Geiger) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008
Leipzig (Bright View) 2005, C-Print
© (Karin Geiger) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008

The exhibit by Karin Geiger consists of three large-format photographs that portray transitions between city and country. These fuzzily defined zones often attract children and young people, who spend their free time there. The photographs leave the observer in the dark as to whether they document found situations or whether they represent carefully arranged stagings for the camera. This ambivalence is intensified by the equal use of black-and-white and colour photography, linking the apparent past with the present in a perceptual psychological sense.

  • 1966
    born in Dortmund, lives in Dusseldorf
  • 1989–1995
    studied at the Dusseldorf Academy of Arts, master student of Magdalena Jetelová
  • 1995–1997
    studied at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver
  • 2002–2006
    associate at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts
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