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19.10.2021 – 29.01.2022


MARIA JAUREGUI PONTE & AITOR ORTIZ
NATURAL APPEARANCE




o.T./ Hase 06
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Maria Jauregui Ponte
Wo Fuchs und Hase
2018-2021
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19 x 18, 5 cm
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In the exhibition Natural Appearance by Maria Jauregui Ponte and Aitor Ortiz, Galerie Springer Berlin is showing two series that have emerged independently of each other, but which are dedicated to the same theme, namely the appearance of nature. Both artists have used photography to capture the visible and the invisible in different ways.

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Maria Jauregui Ponte
Winterschlafo Fuchs und Hase
2018-2021
Polaroid, framed, museum glass
19x18,5 cm
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In the series Wo Fuchs und Hase (Where Fox and Hare), which Maria Jauregui Ponte has been working on since 2018, the gallery is showing pictures from a small location in Mecklenburg. The cycle deals with wild animals that share their living space with people. By day, they live withdrawn, distanced from human beings. As soon as it gets dark and residents have withdrawn to their houses, the animal world re-conquers the terrain. Maria Jauregui makes this reconquering visible with the help of a wildlife camera. In the daytime, the artist takes the camera with her as she searches for traces the animals have left behind in the night.

o.T./ Waldkauz 03
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Maria Jauregui Ponte
Wo Fuchs und Hase
2018-2021
Polaroid, framed, museum glass
19 x 18,5 cm, framed
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Ortiz photographs the fascinating formations of swarms of starlings on the Basque Country’s Atlantic coast. Isolated from their natural background, they form dark specks on empty canvases. These structures or clusters are jointly coordinated by hundreds or thousands of creatures. They constitute an agile, unpredictable choreography in which the individual disappears. Ortiz captures this natural wonder with his camera and alienates it with technical sophistication.

ESTORNINOS 001 (detail)
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Aitor Ortiz
Estorninos
2020
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50 x 50 cm / 125 x 125 cm
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Maria Jauregui Ponte and Aitor Ortiz come from the Basque Country in Spain; Ortiz lives near Bilbao, Jauregui Ponte in Berlin and Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.
About Maria Jauregui Ponte: Maria Jauregui Ponte, born in the Basque Country in 1972, has been living and working in Berlin since 1996. She is a self-taught photographer and honed her skills in internships and assistantships before studying at the New School for Photography, graduating in 2012. Ponte sees photography as a testing ground, offering her a variety of opportunities for expression. The tension between coincidence and control forms part of her approach. Since 2000, she has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Germany and Europe, including at the Haus am Kleistpark, the Fotohaus ParisBerlin and the Rencontres d'Arles 2017 (solo exhibitions) and at the Opelvillen, Rüsselsheim (group exhibition).
About Aitor Ortiz: Born in Bilbao in 1971, Aitor Ortiz is one of the best-known Spanish photographers. His work has been shown in numerous major museums in Europe, Asia and America, in both group and solo exhibitions. His major solo exhibitions include: Museo Universidad de Navarra (2018), Fotografiska Stockholm (2012), Sala Canal de Isabel II, Madrid (2012), Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao (2011). The book published by Hatje Cantz in 2011 is an important monograph on his work, which has been lauded by critics and honoured with numerous awards. His works are included in many different collections, including: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Fundación La Caixa, AXA. Belgium, IVAM. Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Norman Foster Collection and many others.

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24.04. – 25.09.2021


KATHRIN LINKERSDORFF
FAIRIES




Fairies I / 2
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Fairies
2020
Archival Pigment Print
150 x 150 cm / 80 x 80 cm / 35 / 35 cm
Ed. 3/ Ed. 5 / Ed. 8
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For the first time, Galerie Springer Berlin presents works by artist and photographer Kathrin Linkersdorff in a solo exhibition with works from her new series "Fairies". Linkerdorff is shaped by the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi, in which the beauty of imperfection and impermanence is extolled. Barbara Esch Marowski, director of the Haus am Kleistpark, had described the artist a few weeks ago as follows: "In their captivating clarity, her works are reminiscent of the plant photographs of Karl Blossfeldt and in their aesthetics of the paintings of Edward Weston.

Fairies IV / 4, 2021
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Fairies
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Archival Pigment Print
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Ed. 3/ Ed. 5 / Ed. 8
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If you entered her studio, you would not think it was a photo studio. Stacking cardboard boxes hold an archive of drying plants. The beginning of her work is a lengthy and painstaking treatment of ever more fragile flowers. For months they are hung up, turned, dusted and turned over again - to fragilely solidify in imagined forms.

Fairies IV / 2, 2021
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Fairies
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Archival Pigment Print
150 x 150 cm / 80 x 80 cm / 35 / 35 cm
Ed. 3/ Ed. 5 / Ed. 8
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The essence of her working method is analogue. For a long time she photographed on film material with a Hasselblad and even today Linkersdorff works exclusively with deliberately used daylight.

Fairies V / 2
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Fairies
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Archival Pigment Print
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Ed. 3 / Ed. 5 / Ed. 8
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In the precisely staged moment of photography, the fading moment of transience is frozen in its full beauty. But it is only in the subsequent interplay with the elaborate process of further processing and a finely adjusted print that the image finds its perfect expression and is able to reflect the soulful moment of the shot."
Kathrin Linkersdorff, born in Berlin in 1966, completed her architecture studies at the TU Cottbus in 1996. She studied at Berlage University in Amsterdam and at Bartlett University in London. She then worked as an architect in Tokyo before studying Japanese ink painting there. In Berlin, she completed her studies in photography at the "Schule für Fotografie am Schiffsbauerdamm" with Robert Lyons in 2006-2007. Since 2012, she has been working internationally as a freelance artist from Berlin.

SPRINGER 004
28.09.2019 – 01.02.2020


AITOR ORTIZ
EXPANDED PHOTOGRAPHY 2002-2018
OPENING: 27.09.2019, 19h / 7pm



Link 017
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Link
2018
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
68 x 45 cm
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In the exhibition Expanded Photography 2002–2018, Galerie Springer Berlin is showing three different work cycles by the Basque artist Aitor Ortiz in which traditional photographic boundaries are surpassed in surprising and fascinating ways.

Espacio Latente 018
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Espacio Latente
2018
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
70 x 70 cm
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The highlight of the exhibition is the presentation of works from the related series Vicinay and Link (2018). Vicinay is a chain factory in the former industrial area of Zorrotzaurre in Bilbao. The manufacturing plant, which produced a total of 10,000km of ship-mooring chains over a 60-year period, was moved to a new location as a result of urban-development measures and gentrification. Ortiz, who grew up in the vicinity of the industrial site and has been based there via his studio for many years, had parts of the steel floor panels in the former manufacturing plant removed piece-by-piece, involving extensive effort.

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Espacio Latente
2018
Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
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These heavy steel plates are characterised by distortions, folds and scars resulting from decades of pulling kilometres of extremely heavy, hot chains. The steel plates from Vicinay, which are being shown in the exhibition in the original (100 x 100cm), are therefore prints or impressions in the wider sense of the words.

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Espacio Latente
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Archival pigment print on Hahnemühle paper
70 x 70 cm
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The related series Link is the photographic treatment of Vicinay. With great clarity and striking sharpness, the works give expression to the work processes that formed or deformed the steel plates over decades, and to the cracks and ‘injuries’ caused to them as a result.

Modular Rec 040
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Modular
2002
Archival Pigment Print on Aludibond / Diasec / framed
100 x 100 cm
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In the series Espacio Latente (2008/2018) and Modular Mod (2002), Ortiz works with space and architecture as source elements in order to puzzle us both visually and cognitively. His works, which he presents only in back and white, go way beyond a documentary form of architectural photography and emphasise the dissolution and conversion of the real that is concomitant with the photographic representation. Ortiz has an unending interest in highlighting a series of contradictions between representation and interpretation (perception).
About Aitor Ortiz: Born in Bilbao in 1971, the artist is one of the best-known Spanish photographers. He has already exhibited in numerous major museums in Europe, Asia and America, in both group and solo exhibitions. His major solo exhibitions include Museo Universidad de Navarra (2018); Fotografiska Stockholm (2012); Sala Canal de Isabel II, Madrid (2012); and Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao (2011). The 2011 book published by Hatje Cantz is an important monograph on his work, which has been celebrated by critics and honoured with numerous awards. His works are featured in many different collections, including Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid; Museo Guggenheim Bilbao; Fundación La Caixa; AXA, Belgium; IVAM – Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno; the Norman Foster Collection and many others.

Muros de Luz 021
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Aitor Ortiz
Muros de Luz
2005
Print on Aluminum
103 x 150 cm
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20.02. – 07.04.2018


RAUM / RÄUME II
LEHMANN-BRAUNS · LIEBCHEN · ROUSSE · MEYEROWITZ · ORTIZ
Opening: 17.02.2018, 13 – 18 h / 1 – 6 pm



Komödie Berlin, Durchsicht (Studie)
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Anna Lehmann-Brauns
Theater und die Komödie am Kurfürstendamm
2018
C-Print
35 x 40 cm
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Die Ausstellung greift zum zweiten Mal das Thema "Raum / Räume" auf und führt die unterschiedlichen Raumauffassungen und Raumempfindungen der Künstlerinnen und Künstler zusammen. Nicht nur die angewandten Techniken unterscheiden sich, es zeigen sich auch elementare Unterschiede in der Darstellung, Interpretation und Umsetzung der gezeigten Positionen.

Playing Fields 03
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Jens Liebchen
Playing Fields
2005
Archival Inkjet Print
111 x 154 cm and 41,5 x 57,5 cm
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Revisiting the theme of "Raum / Räume" (space/spaces) for a second time, the exhibition combines different concepts of space as presented by the showcased artists. Not only do they use different techniques but their distinctive approaches also feature basic differences in presentation, interpretation and execution.

Georges Rousse, Palermo 2000
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Georges Rousse
2000
c-print, mounted on aluminum
125 x 160 cm (GF 180 x 230 cm)
5 + 1 Grand Format
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Joel Meyerowitz, Hartwig House, 1976, Negativ No 1
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Joel Meyerowitz
Cape Cod Series
1976
Archival pigment print, printed later
75 x 95 cm
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mounted, signed, dated, numbered in ink on verso
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13.12.2016 – 25.02.2017


FIRST CHOICE ll
BURTYNSKY · LEITER · LEHMANN-BRAUNS · MUTHESIUS · ORTIZ · ODERMATT · ROUSSE




Amorfosis 004, 2008
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Aitor Ortiz
Amorfosis
2008
print on aluminum
150x101 + 200x135cm
7Ex.+ 3Ex.
signed dated and numbered on print verso
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In First Choice II zeigt die Galerie Springer Berlin jetzt bisher nicht gezeigte Werke und Werksgruppen einer Auswahl ihrer Künstler. Sieben vertretene Positionen und ganz unterschiedliche Motive und Themen – und dennoch besteht eine sichtbare Korrespondenz innerhalb der gezeigten Werke und Werksgruppen.

X-XV, 2016
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Winfried Muthesius
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2016
Fine art print, acrylic face mount
180 x 120 cm / 75 x 50 cm
Ed. 3 / Ed. 5
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Salt Pan #21, Little Rann of Kutch, Gujarat, India, 2016
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Edward Burtynsky
Salt Works
2016
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39x52 inches / 99 x 132 cm
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Ennetmoos, 1973
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Arnold Odermatt
Im Dienst
1973
c-print, mounted
50 x 50 cm
15
signed, dated, numbered with pencil on verso by label (#2840)
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Stans, 1964
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Arnold Odermatt
Karambolage
1964
gelatin silver print
30 x 40 cm
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signed,dated,numbered with pencil on verso (#0019)
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Amorfosis 000, 2015
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Amorfosis
2015
Photographic installation, photo print on aluminum profiles
h. 250 cm, variable
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20.02. – 01.05.2016


AITOR ORTIZ
INTERSTICES – Photographs and Elements
Opening: 19.02.2016, 19 h / 7 pm



Millau 007, 2008
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Millau
2008
Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle photo paper, mounted on aluminum
50 x 100 cm
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The Galerie Springer Berlin presents photography and objects by the Basque artist Aitor Ortiz (1971) in Berlin for the first time. Ortiz works with space, architecture and objects as source elements in order to present us time and again with visual and cognitive puzzles. His work, which he presents exclusively in black and white, goes beyond documentary architectural photography and emphasises the resolution and transformation of ‘the real’ combined with photographic presentation.

Amorfosis 024, 2015
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Aitor Ortiz
2015
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Ortiz has an ongoing interest in pointing out a series of inconsistencies between presentation and interpretation (perception). He makes connections between the content of his images, the material characteristics of the carriers used to reproduce his work and their position in the exhibition space. In the course of this, the artist creates another framework for his work and the relationship between the places photographed and the conscious and unconscious means which come to fruition within his work processes: the eye (interpretation, scope, decontextualisation...), the camera (sharpness/blurring, optical distortion, motion transfer...) and the brain (the imperfection of its information intake and its empirical practices ...).

Destructuras 119, 2012
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Destructuras
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Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle photo paper, mounted on aluminum
50 x 125 cm
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These relationships accumulate in the exhibition space, where the physical experience transcends the actual content of the image. A process of ongoing interaction between presentation and perception emerges. In “Aitor Ortiz”, published in 2011 by Hatje Cantz, curator Michelle Marie Roy writes: “When I consider Ortiz’ work, I am reminded of a quote from Jan Szarkowski from the introduction to his book, “The Photographer’s Eye”: “An artist is a person who seeks new structures in which he may rearrange and simplify the reality of life.”rnThis, according to Michelle Marie Roy, is what Aitor Ortiz accomplishes in his work.

Destructuras 093, 2012
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Destructuras
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Fine Art Print on Hahnemühle photo paper, mounted on aluminium
50 x 178 cm
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Although traces of various influences from classical photography can be found in Ortiz’ work, primarily from the Düsseldorf School, his photographs are in no way documentary – rather, he creates an entirely new reality. The artist skilfully combines analogue and digital processing technology in his works. Michelle Marie Roy: “He edits his images to adjust them to his vision.”

Amorfosis 016, 2015
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Amorfosis
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150 x 100 cm + 200 x 135cm
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In the current exhibition, INTERSTICES, the Galerie Springer Berlin presents a selection of works from different ranges by the artist, the common theme of which is interstices.
The artist, born in Bilbao in 1971, is one of the best known Spanish photographers. He has already held group and solo exhibitions in numerous big museums in Europe, Asia and America. The largest solo exhibitions included the following: Museo Guggenheim, Bilbao (2011), Fotografiska Stockholm, 2012, Sala Canal de Isabel II, Madrid (2012). The book “Aitor Ortiz” published by Hatje Cantz in 2011, is an important monograph about his work, for which he has been celebrated by critics and awarded numerous prizes. His works have been included in many different collections, including: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, Museo Guggenheim Bilbao, Fundación La Caixa, AXA. Belgium, IVAM. Instituto Valenciano de Arte Moderno, Norman Foster Collection and many more.
ESTORNINOS
GAUDÍ
EXPANDED PHOTOGRAPHY 2002 – 2018
MUROS DE LUZ
INTERSTICES – Photographs and Elements
SELECTED WORKS