Dans cette série réalisée à l'occasion d'une commande publique en 1996, il s'attache à une région montagneuse et reculée de la Corse, celle du Niolu, où son approche du « point de vue, panorama » met en avant plus qu'une beauté majestueuse des hauts plateaux, mais également leur fragilité, à travers les « blessures » que l'homme inflige au paysage.
Livre Walter Niedermayr - The Aspen Series
Nature and tourism in alpine landscapes from a new and different perspective, captured on film in panoramic views.
Walter Niedermayr (*1952) has worked in alpine regions around the world since the late eighties, using his camera to explore the issues surrounding the presence and interference of people in these sensitive landscapes. In winter 2009 he was invited to Aspen, Colorado, where he created another of his of Alpine Landscapes. In forty-two multipart photo and video works, the artist depicts the winter landscape of the ski resort in the Rocky Mountains, on which a highly ambitious kind of tourism has taken a heavy toll. In his masterful cycle of photographs, Niedermayr remains a precise, critical observer of the way the landscape has been transformed by the “homo touristicus.” This publication fa... Exposition Exposition : Landscape in Motion The advent of the "Anthropocene period," in which mankind represents the earth’s determining force, has opened a new era in which we can hardly imagine looking at a landscape without the ‘eye’ of the camera.
The first photographs taken from space in the 1960s made the limitations of the Earth’s surface vividly clear, altering how we understand our interaction with land and landscape.
Landscape in Motion explores how our relationship to landscape has changed following pioneering works from the 1960s and how film has played an essential role in this process.
This groundbreaking exhibition includes work by leading international photographers and film artists: Darren Almond, Rosa Barba, James Benning, Ursula Biemann, Lucius Burckhardt, Leo Calice and Gerhard Treml, Center for Land Use I... Exposition Walter Niedermayr « Oberflächen » at Galerie Nordenhake
Galerie Nordenhake is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Italian artist Walter Niedermayr. For his fourth exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake Berlin, the artist will show current works from his ongoing series, Alpine Landscapes. After making a series about the ski resort Aspen in the American Rocky Mountains between 2009-2011, Niedermayr returned to the European Alps to develop the body of work for the present exhibition. The artist is widely recognised for his large-scale, subdued photographs of alpine landscapes and images of the architectural spaces by Japanese architecture firm, SANAA. In each of his series, Niedermayr maintains a focus on man’s relationship towards his surroundings. For the works in the exhibition at Galerie Nordenhake Niedermayr focuses on our growing intrusion on nature through acts of ... Exposition The gallery OstLicht presents "Industry"
The gallery OstLicht is located on the former campus of the Anker Bread Factory, i.e. at a location that was used industrially for a long time, its original use having changed over the past years.
With its exhibit Industrie (Industry), OstLicht commemorates the history of its own location, offering an examination of aspects of industrial production by presenting fifteen contemporary artistic positions ready to be explored.
Usually, the methods of industrial production remain invisible – for those who do not work there, factories are inaccessible places. The production of goods has also vanished from the public perception because numerous factories in Austria have been closed during the past decades, manufacturing having been outsourced to other countries. Former industrial compounds decay or are rededi... Exposition Mois de la photo 2012 : Walter Niedermayr expose à l'Institut Culturel Italien
« The work oscillates between the beautiful illusion of a so-called reality and the reality of the image. It is aimed at revealing the media mechanisms as well as placing demands on and increasing the precision of perception. »
Walter Niedermayr « The changing view of landscape and conception of nature over time » 2011
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Au lieu de contempler une image stabilisée et stabilisante associée à une fixation instantanée prenant valeur de vérité et de synthèse, nous découvrons une œuvre interrogative à plusieurs titres qui ne nous situe pas au point de vue à partir duquel le visible serait ordonné.
L’expérience perceptive correspond dès lors à une sorte de déception, même si nous y trouvons une part d&... Exposition Landscape without Horizon Near and Far in Contemporary Photography Curator: Bettina Paust
Of great interest today, landscape photography is generally characterised by the horizon as an aid to perception. Within the international discourse on contemporary landscape photography, the present exhibition is the first to focus on those artistic visions which, each in its own way, mask and eliminate the horizon as the line separating earth from sky.
The process of perceiving and experiencing land as landscape is a phenomenon that originated in the art of the early modern age. Ever since the Renaissance, Western artists have employed perspective with its prominent horizon as a method to depict the threedimensional world. From the beginning of the twentieth century, however, this pattern of perception and representation has been transcended, as numerous artistic developments show.
In ph... Exposition Collection Reggio Emilia Du 25 octobre au 11 novembre 2008, la Commune de Reggio Emilia (Italie) propose à Paris, dans la salle d’exposition de l’Hôtel de Sauroy, une confrontation fascinante avec les photographes de la collection permanente de la Commune de Reggio Emilia, dans le cadre du « Mois de la Photo ».
Grâce aux acquisitions effectuées à l’occasion des trois éditions de la manifestation internationale Fotografia Europea – un programme original d’expositions dont le fil conducteur sera, en 2009, l’éternité – la ville possède aujourd’hui une collection d’œuvres photographiques de grande valeur. Reggio Emilia cultive cet engagement institutionnel sur un terrain culturel par ailleurs fertile, duq... Exposition Walter Niedermayr Galerie Nordenhake is pleased to present a solo exhibition of Italian artist Walter Niedermayr in its new space at Lindenstrasse 34. Widely recognized for his large-scale, subdued photographs of alpine landscapes, Niedermayr will exhibit works from the ongoing series Alpine Landscapes alongside photographs from his recent series Bildraum (Image-space). For this project he has been following the well-known Japanese architecture firm SANAA, founded in 1995 in Tokyo by the architects Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishiwaza, for the past six years. The resulting multi-part photographs are highly subjective interpretations of the architectural spaces with a special focus on atmosphere, reception as well as the surrounding area of the buildings. The same pale, penetrating light that spreads across a field of snow illuminates the phot...