Barbara Wolff, born in 1951 in Kyritz, Germany, is the daughter of photographer Werner Hinz. A consistent element in her work is how she records biographical aspects and key points in her life in East and West Germany. She has produced works of photography infused with meaning, which draw the viewer into her individual world of experience. At the same time, Wolff manages to mediate a sense of abstraction and universal experience within her personal and subjective approach. She creates photographic statements that have an overarching validity and are moving in their ability to reveal truths about humankind.
An exhibition in Berlin shows several photographic cycles of Barbara Wolff; one could speak of a small retrospective. In a quasi-work-chronological order we present extracts from her Dadaist collages and montages à la Anton Stankowski dedicated to Alberto Moravia (The Paradise), a series of extraordinary, experimental “photographic explorations” in negative-positive exposures and multiple exposures (Translucents), a tableau about the Brandenburg Gate in 1985, Barbara Wolff’s biographical work from East and West Germany, a long-term project from the Brandenburg village Sechzehneichen as well as her latest work with a large format camera. “These works go beyond the documentation of an actual, objective reality,” says curator Marc Barbey. “Capturing truly decisive moments, Wolff is able to portray her subject matter with sensitivity. Her personal signature is always evident, and her determination to pursue themes in her own, unmistakable way is always palpable. Precisely for this reason this exhibition is titled On One’s Own Account.”
Steinstraße 12 10119 Berlin Allemagne Germany
September 08, 2017 to December 08, 2017