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Traces of Time

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'Spuren der Zeit' (Signs of Time) offers an insight into various series by the Canadian photographer. The exhibition will be on display in the Arolsen Residential Palace.

Photographer Robert Polidori was able to observe the restoration works at Versailles Palace over the course of decades. The images he created not only present the viewer with the visually fascinating, opulent aesthetics of baroque architecture, but also document the elaborate process required to preserve this historical monument: paintings are wrapped up, ceiling lustres taken down, wall coverings repaired, furniture and decorations moved from room to room. Polidori's large-format plate camera delivers detailed, atmospherically condensed photographs in vivid colours, which appear to show a cross section of time.

In addition, the museum also presents Polidori's series 'Zones of Exclusion: Pripyat and Chernobyl', as well as photographs capturing the impact of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. In Polidori's work, the question whether a catastrophe may be depicted in an aesthetic manner is answered with a 'yes'. Through his choice of subject, colours and presentation, the photographer entices the viewer to explore the image and analyse the situation they perceive.  


For further information visit Museum Bad Arolsen.

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