True North / Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin

The exhibition “True North” at Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin explores the legacy of Northern Romantic landscape painting in contemporary video and photography. “True North” presents works by Stan Douglas, Olafur Eliasson, Elger Esser, Thomas Flechtner, Roni Horn, Armin Linke, and Orit Raff. The exhibition includes Stan Douglas’s large-scale video installation, Nutka (1999) and Roni Horn’s series of photographs entitled Pi (1997-98). The works in this show have been drawn largely from the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. “Unlike their Romantic antecedents, are largely historically and politically self-reflexive, and call into question the notion of a sublime, unchangeable North – a notion visualized most famously in the heroic images of nineteenth-century landscape photography and painting, both in Europe and in North America.” (Press Release, PDF). Curator: Jennifer Blessing, Guggenheim Museum New York. Press preview, February 1, 2008.
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