Jochen Lempert22 June to 29 September 2013
Galerie der Gegenwart, 1. Obergeschoss
Jochen Lempert, Un voyage en Mer du Nord, 2009, VG Bild-Kunst, Bonn 2013
Jochen Lempert (b. 1958) is a trained biologist who has been working as a photographer since the early 1990s. In his black-and-white, analogue photographs and photograms he is primarily concerned with exploring and depicting the natural world. Lempert creates groups of works in response to particular spaces, generating a dynamic network of associations that can be compared to an open visual laboratory. His photographs, which are presented unframed and attached directly to the wall, highlight similarities between humans and animals or focus on the ephemeral appearance of waves, flocks of birds or volcanic clouds. The resulting, patterns, structures and formations are both modest and impressive artistic documents of the world around us. Jochen Lempert lives and works in Hamburg and has established a strong reputation with solo exhibitions at international art institutions including the Museum Ludwig, Cologne and Rochester Art Center, Minneapolis, as well as with contributions to major group shows such as Intense Proximité, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (curated by Okwui Enwezor).
The exhibition is accompanied by a comprehensive English-language catalogue, published by Walther König Verlag – an artist’s book with texts contributed by Brigitte Kölle, Roberto Ohrt and Frédéric Paul. 348 pages with 450 b/w illustrations. Available from the museum shops for 38 € and online at www.freunde-der-kunsthalle.de.
Curator: Dr. Brigitte Kölle
Curatorial assistant: Merle Radtke