How long is the time? 1:100. Past and Present, Michael Wesely

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Joachim Jäger
Mies van der Rohe Pavilion. Av. Francesc Ferrer i Guàrdia, 7. Barcelona, Spain
From September 26th. > October 13th, 2019

Michael Wesely

Michael Wesely. Born in 1963 in Munich, he lives and works in Berlin. 1986 - 1988 State Teaching Institution for Photography, Munich. 1988 - 1994 Academy of Fine Arts Munich.

He is a German photographer and artist, known for his photos of cities and buildings taken with a special ultra-long exposure technique. His best-known works are the series of photos in Potsdamer Platz, the Museum of Modern Art (New York), photographs of the architecture of Brasilia and Sao Paulo, as well as a series of portraits that have not yet been completed. Exhibitions, among others, in Hamburger Bahnhof (Berlin); Kunsthalle (Kiel); Gemeentemuseum (The Hague); Mies van der Rohe Haus (Berlin); Biennial of Sao Paulo (Sao Paulo) and Biennial of Havana (Cuba).

Works in 1: 100. Past and present by Michael Wesely:

«Mies van der Rohe Pavillon (13.9.2017 - 13.9.2018)», photograph on glass, 300 x 650 cm.
«Railway station (17.29 - 17.34, 29.12.2005)», photograph in aludibond, 300 x 700 cm.
«Giverny (15.5. - 6.11.2016)», photograph in aludibond, 300 x 1000 cm.

Joachim Jäger

Joachim Jäger. Born in Munich, Germany. Study of art history, cultural history, and German literature. Ph.D. with a thesis on the American artist Robert Rauschenberg. 2000- 2007 curator at the Hamburger Bahnhof – Berlin.

Since 2008 head of the Neue Nationalgalerie, responsible for collection and program. Since 2012 involved in the refurbishment of the Mies-building as user representative. Since 2017 involved in all plannings for the new “Museum of the 20th Century” designed by Herzog / de Meuron. Selected exhibitions curated: William Kentridge: Journey to the moon (2007; Wolfgang Tillmans. Lighter (2008), Divided Heaven. Art between 1945-1968 (2011- 2013), Stella & Calatrava. The Michael Kohlhaas Curtain (2011), Otto Piene. More Sky (2014), Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Hieroglyphs (2016/2017), Pablo Picasso x Thomas Scheibitz. Signs, stage, lexicon (2019).

Publisher and author of numerous books and articles on modern and contemporary art.

Deputy Director Nationalgalerie Berlin.
Head of Neue Nationalgalerie (Mies-building Berlin).



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