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Unsettling (dream) worlds

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The Karsten Greve Gallery is happy to be presenting a comprehensive solo exhibition of works by Roger Ballen, who has made his home in South Africa for the past 30 years. The exhibition, that is mainly made up of his most recent work, "Asylum of the Birds", will remain on display until August 29.

Deeply symbolic scenarios
The images – mostly taken between 2008 and 2013 – capture deeply symbolic nightmare/dream sequences. The Leica photographer, who was born in New York in 1950, took the often improvised images in a derelict house on the outskirts of Johannesburg, using the people and animals living there as his protagonists. "Asylum of the Birds" is a house where people and animals share a disturbing living situation, which is both refuge and ghetto in equal measure.

See Roger Ballen's Portfolio "A Stage for the Unconscious" in der LFI 3/2014.

Further information at: Galerie Karsten Greve, Roger Ballen

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