Hans-Christian Schink

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Hans-Christian Schink

Text(s) by Thomas Weski, T. O. Immisch, Kai-Uwe Schierz, Phil Taylor, Ulrike Bestgen, Antje Rávic Strubel, Matthias Flügge, Sisse Laene Markvardine Kirkegaard, contributions by Simone Förster, graphic design by Severin Wucher, ed. Simone Förster, Ulrike Bestgen, Wolfgang Holler, Walter Smerling

German, English

2011. 180 pp., 155 ills.


33.40 x 29.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2826-3

A monograph surveying all groups of works by the artist

The Leipzig-based photographer Hans-Christian Schink (*1961 in Erfurt) first gained notice for his series Verkehrsprojekte Deutsche Einheit, for which he spent seven years documenting new traffic-related constructions in eastern Germany. The images bear testimony to humankind’s enormous intervention in the environment. This clash between civilization and nature is a recurrent theme in almost all of Schink’s work: be it telephone cables that appear in an apparently virgin Vietnamese jungle, or utility poles and wires strung across Niigata’s snowy landscape. Even if human beings, as the perpetrators of these interventions, are never directly seen in these photographs, the scars they have left behind make them ever-present. Yet Schink does not pass judgment: he simply documents the scenes from the perspective of a remote observer.

Exhibition schedule: Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, January 1–March 27, 2011 | Neues Museum, Weimar, April 8–June 13, 2011 | Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt, September 4–July 2, 2011 | Angermuseum, Erfurt, April 9–June 5, 2011 | Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, July 1–October 3, 2011 | Galerie Rothamel, Franfurt, September 2–October 22, 2011

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