Photography, a spatial experience
15 February – 19 June 2022

... in "The Gällery – Room for Photography".

To kick off the exhibition, "The Gällery – Room for photography" explored the theme of spatial experience. In the exhibition "body|spaces", numerous positions by international photographers showed the ways in which the medium of photography has reflected and helped shape our physical relationship to real and virtual spaces over the last thirty years.

Among others, works by Teresa Hubbard / Alexander Birchler, Candida Höfer, John Coplans, Tata Ronkholz, Clegg & Guttmann, Ute Mahler, Wolfgang Tillmans, Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Ruff were on display.

Why "body|spaces" just now, in the middle of the new wave?

Especially in a time that lies at the end point of a series of lockdowns, distance regulations and restrictions on movement, we have had to establish a whole new relationship to those spaces in which we move or, on the contrary, in which movement is no longer possible. With the opening exhibition of our "Gällery", we therefore traced (real as well as fantastic) spatial experiences that the medium of photography makes visible to us. Which spaces make us feel vastness, which constrict us? Which places inspire us to move freely, which rather guide or close us off? There has never been a more suitable time to consider the delicate relationship between our bodies and the space that surrounds us than today, when we are in danger of losing some of the naturalness of this relationship.