This April Galerie Julian Sander will present an exhibition showing different perspectives on the current political situation in the USA.
Sean Hemmerles THEM: Iraq shows portraits of 25 citizens of Iraq. Shortly after 9/11 Hemmerle traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan to photograph regular citizens. He reminds us that being Iraqi is not synonymous with being a terrorist. It shows people going about their "regular" lives just as we do. As foreign as they may seem, they are much like us.
Jory Hull's Flyover State shows abstract depictions of the central part of the USA. States, loosely defined as the place between the east and west coast. They represent the part of the United States that is most impacted by the changes brought by globalization and technology.
Aria Watson's #SignedByTrump series developed out of her frustration with the election of the US Presidency. At this time she could not vote because she was not yet of age. Her response was to take quotes spoken by Donald Trump and write them onto naked bodies. The photographs speak for themselves.
#facts is a direct commentary on social and political tensions and our tendency to make premature judgments. The exhibition intends to initiate a discussion about the situations in the USA as well as Europe and the world as a whole. These situations require critical thought, and most importantly self-critical thought and action.
We cordially invite you to #afterArt, the opening of #facts on Thursday, April 27 at 6pm in our new gallery space in Cologne.