HELGA PARIS

Friedrichshain

EXHIBITION May 1 — Jun 5, 2010

HELGA PARIS (*1938)

Untitled, from the series 'Friedrichshain, Berlin', 1993

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

26,5 x 39,8 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (*1938)

Untitled, from the series 'Friedrichshain, Berlin', 1993

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

26,5 x 39,8 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (*1938)

Untitled, from the series 'Friedrichshain, Berlin', 1993

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

26,5 x 39,8 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (*1938)

Untitled, from the series 'Friedrichshain, Berlin', 1993

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

26,5 x 39,8 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (*1938)

Untitled, from the series 'Friedrichshain, Berlin', 1993

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

26,5 x 39,8 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

HELGA PARIS (*1938)

Untitled, from the series 'Friedrichshain, Berlin', 1993

gelatin silver print, printed 2010

26,5 x 39,8 cm

© Helga Paris / Courtesy Kicken Berlin

Twenty years Hanzlová’s senior, Helga Paris also confronts situations that she finds irritating and ambivalent. On display in Kicken II are works from her series Friedrichshain (1993), a series born of the upheavals that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall – and related soul-searching on the part of the artist. In the Volkspark Friedrichshain, a park not far from her Berlin apartment, Paris experimented with a new visual language, one that made room for her own memories and subjective perceptions. With close-ups, crops, and passages that are intentionally out of focus, she shaped personal pictures into a photographic narrative that encompasses both poetic and threatening moments.