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Laurenz Berges: Garzweiler 2003, (*1982), C-Prints, © (Laurenz Berges) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; courtesy Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt/Berlin
Laurenz Berges:, Gesolei 1999 (*1338), C-Prints, © (Laurenz Berges) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; courtesy Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt/Berlin

Garzweiler 2003 (*1982), Gesolei 1999 (*1338), C-Prints
© (Laurenz Berges) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2008; Courtesy Galerie Wilma Tolksdorf, Frankfurt/Berlin

Laurenz Berges is a chronicler of absence. His minimalist photographs point to the earlier use of spaces, only fragments of which are shown, whose inhabitants have put them to other, new uses. Berges depicts the traces of this change in austere images that, due to their reduction, tell their stories indirectly and almost involuntarily. These are stories about the existential significance certain spaces have for our identity, and also about their transitoriness and their loss.

  • 1966
    born in Cloppenburg, lives in Dusseldorf
  • 1986–1993
    studied at the University of Essen
  • 1992
    studied at the Dusseldorf Academy of Arts
  • 1996
    master student of Bernd Becher
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