Gregor Sailer @ KEHRER GALERIE
Gregor Sailer: The Potemkin Village
September 15 – November 17, 2018
Opening Friday September 14, 2018, from 7 to 9 pm.
“In Russia Sailer found two Potemkin villages according to the classical concept, in which ruinous houses were hidden behind canvases with representative facades printed on them. But this body of work also shows less literal illusionistic architecture, such as different military training camps in the U.S., France, Great Britain and Germany, authentic replicas of European cities in China, and two vehicle test cities in Sweden.
There is an insubstantiality and feeling of oppression that emanates from these pictures, emphasized partly by the diffused light the photographer specifically chose to use for this series, and partly by the abandonment of the places. With these works Gregor Sailer alludes to the social, economical, and political interests that form the basis of these building projects.”
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