From 23 May to 29 July 2017, the Springer Gallery Berlin presents a selection of photographs by Jens Liebchen. The artist’s work is dedicated to exploring socially and politically relevant themes. At the heart of the exhibition is the series System, which has been published as a photo book of the same title by Peperoni Books/White Press in 2014.
System was created in Tokyo, where the photographer and ethnologist (*1970) was living from 2010 to 2013. During a snowstorm, Liebchen photographed the pine trees on the edge of the city’s Imperial Palace Gardens. In the artist’s eyes the trees serve a metaphorical purpose: they have been systematically shaped to conform to society’s aesthetic expectations – thereby mirroring the universal concept of cultural constraints.
In addition, the exhibition features selected works from the series Tsukuba-Narita 2011/03/13. The project, which was created in response to the nuclear power plant disaster in Japan in March 2011, questions the accuracy of global media reporting.
On Thursday 29 June, the gallery will also host an Artist Talk (starts 19.00). The photographer will be interviewed by Matthias Harder, curator of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.
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