Karin Apollonia Müller

German, b. 1963

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Karin Apollonia Müller

German, b. 1963

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Karin Apollonia Müller’s photographs investigate the struggle between the natural world and the built environment, especially the inability of architecture to live up to human ideals of order and control. Often captured from distant vantage points, her images evoke a certain detachment from individual human subjects and emphasize the chance, and sometimes-hostile, collision between the manmade and the natural. More recently, in three series titled “Citylights,” “Worldlights,” and “Starlights,” she has adopted an even more remote perspective, transforming raw data from NASA into dreamlike representations of human life and the cosmos. This work represents a shift toward a more concentrated study of chance, as her images are reliant on the data she appropriates.

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Karin Apollonia Müller’s photographs investigate the struggle between the natural world and the built environment, especially the inability of architecture to live up to human ideals of order and control. Often captured from distant vantage points, her images evoke a certain detachment from individual human subjects and emphasize the chance, and sometimes-hostile, collision between the manmade and the natural. More recently, in three series titled “Citylights,” “Worldlights,” and “Starlights,” she has adopted an even more remote perspective, transforming raw data from NASA into dreamlike representations of human life and the cosmos. This work represents a shift toward a more concentrated study of chance, as her images are reliant on the data she appropriates.

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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)