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Urban Structures and Human Experience

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The Haus am Kleistpark in Berlin presents a photographic series by Maria Sewcz dedicated to the topic of urbanity. The exhibition continues until 30 April 2016.

In her exhibition project 'Now, Berlin', Maria Sewcz takes an in-depth look at the topic of urbanity. At the centre of her work is the charged relationship between man-made structures, natural flora and human experience. At the same time, the artist focuses on the photographic transformation of her personal perception. 'Now, Berlin' describes the period of time Sewcz dedicated to her theme, acknowledging that her internal process was already concluded when the images were taken.

Maria Sewcz (born 1960 in Schwerin, Germany) studied photography under Arno Fischer at the Leipzig Academy of Visual Arts, graduating as a master-class student of Timm Rautert. In her early years, the artist already gained great acclaim with her photography project 'inter esse' (Berlin 1985–87).

Sewcz has received numerous honours including the prestigious Hannah Höch Prize and a scholarship with the German Academy in Rome. Her work is represented in major art collections such as the LACMA Photography Collection in Los Angeles, the DZ Bank Art Collection in Frankfurt-on-the-Main and the Photographic Collection of the Berlinische Galerie.

Artist Talk: Wednesday 20 April at 19.00

For further information see Haus am Kleistpark

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