Jessica Backhaus : Eternity In An Hour at the Goethe Institut
Entitled « Eternity in an hour », the Goethe-Institut Paris in collaboration with the Robert Morat Gallery Berlin presents the works of photographer Jessica Backhaus. The artist belongs to some of the most prominent voices in contemporary German photography. The exhibition presents different excerpts from her creative process and shows the ongoing transformation in her artistic work. Again and again, Jessica Backhaus seeks new forms of expression in order to communicate the interplay of realistic depiction and mysterious abstraction. The artist focuses on everyday objects and situations though continually observes the world through her camera in uncommon ways. Arrangements including still life, collages, and minimalistic colour and light experiments emerge from her unconstrained use of materials. Echoed in the title, the exhibition “Eternity in an hour” enables us to examine the broad spectrum of her oeuvre. Presented are the three series “One day in November,” “Six Degrees of Freedom” (2015), and “A Trilogy” (2017), as well as an assortment of previously unreleased work.
Jessica Backhaus, born in 1970 in Cuxhaven, studied Photography in Paris. Subsequently, she relocated to New York for 14 years. Currently, she lives and works in Berlin. Her work is internationally acclaimed and can be found in important public and private collections. The Kehrer Verlag Heidelburg has thus far exhibited eight of her monographies.
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