Artists: Angela Bulloch (CAN, 1966), Sharon Harper (US, 1966), Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs (CH, 1979), Felix Schöppner (D,1990)
The group exhibition THE SKY LOOKS AMAZING FROM HERE opens on June 12 at Kunsthaus L6, Freiburg as part of the 5th Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse. The exhibition presents works from contemporary photographers who deal with the theme ‘Celestial Bodies’ ('Corps Célestes') the title and leitmotif of this year's biennale. The show includes photographs by Sharon Harper from the US, the Swiss artist collective Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, and Felix Schöppner from Germany. The photographic presentation is accompanied by the installation works of Canadian multimedia artist Angela Bulloch.
The sight of the sky accompanies all humans from childhood. Stars, cloud formations, and vivid hues captivate us, elicit euphoria, inspire amazement and dreams. At the same time, the sky is an encounter with the incomprehensible and inaccessible, which in turn invites imagination. But how can celestial bodies be observed, explained, and captured in photographic images? Since time immemorial, the stars, sun, and moon have been relevant motifs in the arts. They stand not only for the observation of natural phenomena that have always existed, but also for the great existential questions of mankind: Who are we, where do we come from, and where are we going?
The exhibition is curated by the collective CUCO – curatorial concepts berlin, founded in 2016 by art historians Hanna Dölle, Katherina Perlongo and Annika Turkowski. It realizes exhibitions focusing on contemporary photography and video art. The emphasis of the work is on the relationship between people and their natural and built environment. Close cooperation with emerging and established artists is of particular importance, as is the collaboration with different institutions.
The Biennale de la Photographie de Mulhouse will take place from June 10 to July 17, 2022 in three locations: Mulhouse (FR), Fribourg (DE) and Hombourg (FR). Every two years, the photo festival attracts an international audience to the region. In addition to the Kunsthaus L6, the Centre Culturel Français in Freiburg presents the exhibition "Bas Monde" with works by artist Marie Quéau. Other biennial exhibitions open at Le musée des Beaux-Arts de Mulhouse, les bibliothèques-médiathèques de Mulhouse, Mulhouse Art Contemporain, La Filature - scène nationale, Le Séchoir and the Médiathèque de Thann. For more information, visit www.biennale-photo-mulhouse.com/2022.
More information and a selection of images are available on our website and upon request.
The exhibition THE SKY LOOKS AMAZING FROM HERE is supported by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia.
Kunsthaus L6 is supported by Sparkasse Freiburg and managed by Kulturamt Freiburg im Breisgau.