With their upcoming exhibition "Virtual Landscapes", the f75 Gallery in Stuttgart presents photographs by Dieter Seitz, created as part of a long-term project on the culture of Kazakhstan. The opening reception takes place on 2 June, with the exhibition showing from 5 to 19 June 2015.
Shielding eye-sores from public view
During his initial research and exploration of the country in 2009, Seitz discovered that countless sheet metal fences – originally used to screen off construction sites – could be found in a multitude of locations. In Kazakhstan they serve the additional purpose of protecting newly acquired private property, as well as shielding industrial wasteland, abandoned building projects and other eye-sores from public view.
Five years on from the photographer's first discovery, the artificial metal sheet landscapes are particularly present in the capital of Astana – which virtually disappears behind scenes of snow-covered mountains, open plains, luscious fields and endless forests.
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