Special exhibition of the Bauernhaus Museum Wolfegg:
"Man-made. Photographic views of the landscapes of our time"
From May to October 2022, a special exhibition at the Bauernhaus Museum Wolfegg will deal with the traces left on the landscape by our age, which is characterised by mechanisation, traffic and urbanisation. Using selected photographic-artistic positions, the exhibition traces the tense interweaving between use, experience and perception of the man-made landscapes of our time from different perspectives. The photographs by Joachim Brohm, Claudio Hils and Andreas Weinand sometimes dissect the wounds that our use inflicts on the landscape, sometimes they show us the obvious and yet seemingly utopian desire of small social groups to still want to be part of nature and to cultivate their land themselves. The pictures always reveal the photographer's awareness of a subjective perception of the world. Seemingly everyday things and thus often no longer perceived in everyday life are visualised and questioned in the picture series. Together with the language images of the Georg Büchner Prize winner Arnold Stadler, they encourage viewers to critically question their own relationship to the landscape. It is an examination of the here and now, at the centre of which is the unspoken question of the future, the question of "How should it be?" ¬- and the realisation that ultimately every generation decides for itself how it wants to shape, inhabit and manage its environment.