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Caroline von Grone

Do you see me?
“Do you see me?” refers to the relationship between artists, those portrayed by them and the viewer. The works by painter Caroline von Grone, photographers Frank Höhle and Oliver Godow and artist Melanie Manchot, who works with film, draw the viewer into a dynamic web of glances and observations. The exhibition reflects upon aspects of how the different media influence our perception and how we ourselves become involved in the constellations of extraneous staging, self- presentation, deliberation and observation. In the process, not just the “image” of the person depicted becomes the focal point. The surrounding area, be it staged, imaginary or real, also plays a role as a constitutive element of the picture, setting or central motif. The exhibition is part of next 1 – discussing photography, a program of RUHR.2010 European Capital of Culture. From 17 to 22 May, six institutions in the Ruhr Valley will play host to encounters between artists, critics, curators, educators and the public.

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