OLIVER RATH PHOTOGRAPHY AT THE GALLERY SPRINGMANN FREIBURG
Photography and Live Art Saturday 23 July 2011 6pm-1am admission free
Due to the Long Night of Museums 2011 the gallery Springmann shows the works of the photographer Oliver Rath. The artist will be attending.
Berlin. Like no other metropolis of the 21st century, the German capital stands for the present: dynamic and provoking, unsparing and cosmopolitan. The artist Oliver Rath documents urbanity and puts the myth of the city in the lime light. A city that uninterruptedly revels in its attention and reinvents itself constantly. Like countless other creatives, the citizen of Heidelberg went to Berlin to right away melt into the city, its people and mechanism. He finds his subjects in the streets, the boulevards, the clubs and the legendary barren places. His models are from the environments of the international mega events within Fashion Week and Biennale. It's the belles and the un-resting, who want to be part of the daily genesis and decline as well as the promise of a bulging life in the here and now until the exploitation of themselves. Rath portraits the numerous strangers looking for fame and publicity in their everyday life, as well as those who they follow: Celebrities of fashion and showbiz.
Cult figure himself, Oliver Rath blurs the boundaries between artist and subject and works virtuosically with the New Media. Internet blog, digital camera, DJ stand, the own body and its instruments. Pure. The device of the Long Night of Museums in Freiburg stands symptomatically for the work of Oliver Rath, who himself as a person and an artist oscillates in-between authenticity and dramatization. With Berlin Germany the gallery Springmann shows a choice of its current photography and invites to a night of LIVE ART. Oliver Rath will be attendant.