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Wiebke Loeper: To Carl Möglin's Sisters, 2005 (corn field); © (Wiebke Loeper) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2007
Wiebke Loeper: To Carl Möglin's Sisters, 2005 (street); © (Wiebke Loeper) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2007

To Carl Möglin's Sisters, 2005, C-Prints
© (Wiebke Loeper) VG Bild-Kunst Bonn, 2007

In her installation, Wiebke Loeper refers to Carl Möglin, who left Wismar in 1854 as a ship’s boy, with Australia as his goal. After he struck gold there and made a fortune, he brought over his sisters, who remained connected to their hometown through regular gifts and correspondence. In a fictitious reply, Wiebke Loeper now reports in her photographs about Wismar today, and about the changes wrought by the political processes of reunification. On a second level of observation, the work also deals with loss and hope.

  • 1972
    born in Berlin, lives in Berlin
  • 1990–1997
    studied at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts
  • 1997–2000
    master student of Arno Fischer
  • since 1996
    freelance photographer
  • 2000–2003
    lecturer at the Berlin Vocational School for Design
  • since 2003
    lecturer at the Berlin School for Photography on the Schiffbauerdamm
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