For contemporary photographers flowers are a perfect symbol of beauty and the transitoriness of life. The exhibition BEAUTY presents exceptional and fascinating works by eleven international artists. The focus is rather on abstract reproductions of nature than on botanical studies. Thomas Floerschütz examines flowers the same way as with human bodies. Vera Mercer changes the colours of the flowers digitally after capturing them; Luzia Simons develops her own method of 'documentation': she scans flowers with an incredible three dimensional end result. Michael Wesely uses time exposure to observe the slowly shrivelling of a tulip bouquet.
Curated by Matthias Harder(*1965), Chief curator of Helmut Newton Foundation, Museum of Photography - Berlin State Museums. Matthias Harder, since 1995, a freelance curator who has been responsible for worldwide exhibitions of contemp-orary art and photography. Since 2004 he has been curating at the Stately Muse-um for Photography/Helmut Newton-Foundation in Berlin. Furthermore he regularly publishes essays in international art magazines, books and catalogues. He is the Chief editor of , DuMont publishers, 2010.
The exhibition is part of the series "ART FROM EUROPE" initiated by Alexander Ochs and generously supported by the Embassy of Germany in China. Matthias Harder will join the opening.