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Der Kunstverein zu Gast in der LUDWIGGALERIE

PARALLEL – DIETER NUHR, Ferne und Dauer und BAHAR BATVAND, Akzidenz

LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen, Oberhausen

© Dieter Nuhr

DIETER NUHR works as an artist on various platforms: he is satirist, author and visual artist. After studying art with a focus on painting, he now devotes himself to conceptual photography. Travelling, he explores the world, documents offside worlds, transforms them into images and thus creates an archive of unnoticed places and things. His detailed observations with the camera make visible objects that usually remain rather unseen. Although Nuhr's works are photographs in a technical sense, they seem primarily picturesque. They show their motif frontally and in great clarity, impressive through colour sound and image composition. The image object, which at first glance often seems unworthy of image, experiences a new, dignified existence through its elevation to the motif.

BAHAR BATVAND is an Iranian-born artist who studied painting at the Free Islamic University of Tehran. After entering Germany in 2000, she began studying stage design at the Düsseldorf Academy of Fine Arts, where she graduated as a master student with Prof. Karl Kneidl. In Batvand's works, the focus is on the material as discarded pieces of furniture and scrap parts and its immanent nature. It breaks down the surfaces of the objects, exposes them to the weather and thus establishes a new substance, a new content.

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