Titled Das Album (The Album), the hiltawsky gallery is presenting new works by Torsten Solin (*1972, Jena, Germany) from May 13 to July 2, 2016. With his manipulated images and self-portraits, Solin explores social and gender-specific stereotypes, creating a complex (photo) album that can be read at many different levels.
By playing obsessively with notions of identity and self-portrayal, the artist eradicates memory, which is usually the main reason for a photo album. Through artistic appropriation, the historical photographic materials that he uses as the basis for these new works are given a new function and, at the same time, allow for multiple layers of meaning.
The exhibition, curated by Harald Theiss, scrutinizes and questions the uniqueness of the self, its loss of identity, and, at the same time, its reconstruction.
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