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27.10.2016

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What had been intended as the photographer’s first major monograph has turned into an epilogue. Sascha Weidner died of a heart attack last year, at just forty years of age. In the brief years of his career, his poetically elusive style made him one of the most exciting photographers of his generation.

The recipient of multiple grants, he continuously expanded his photographic range on extensive travels, though he was based in Berlin. This serene volume, which was still partly conceptualised by the late artist, is divided into four loosely interconnected chapters which reflect the full spectrum of the photographer’s work. In his images, the incidental becomes charged with meaning, everyday scenes turn into enchanted moments. It is as though these were private moments the photographer sought to remember – not once does a situation appear staged. The young men he portrays in one series mostly turn away from the camera, evading the viewer’s gaze.

Autumnal leaves, shimmering blue water surfaces, dishevelled sheets: Weidner’s images give rise to stories that veer between happiness, melancholy and intimacy, but also loneliness and loss. Many remain enigmatic: removed from a documentary purpose, they rely entirely on the viewer’s power of association.
Ulrich Rüter

Sascha Weidner
Intermission II
160 pages, 89 colour illustrations 
28.00 x 28.00 cm, German/English
Hatje Cantz
Sascha Weidner – „Adieu II“, 2009. Estate of Sascha Weidner, Courtesy Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
Sascha Weidner – „Blühende Mandelbaumzweige II", 2003. © Estate of Sascha Weidner, Courtesy Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
Sascha Weidner – „Bullit II“ 2008. © Estate of Sascha Weidner, Courtesy Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
Sascha Weidner – „Idiosyncratic II“, 2011. © Estate of Sascha Weidner, Courtesy Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
Sascha Weidner – „Renaissance II“, 2012. © Estate of Sascha Weidner, Courtesy Galerie Conrads, Düsseldorf
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