© Gallery FIFTY ONE
© Gallery FIFTY ONE 

Friederike Von Rauch (Insgeheim)

09/11/2017 - 11/01/2018

Goethe Institut 
17, avenue d'Iena 
75116 Paris


Friederike von Rauch's photos capture places, where mere forgotten objects hint at a long bygone human presence. Deserted rooms, museums closed to the public and abandoned construction sites are the artist's favorite playgrounds which she captures in colors so attenuated that they almost seem monochrome. Lighting diffuses across architecture and portrays the buildings in a silent, ethereal and almost melancholic manner. To achieve the seemingly instantaneous perfection reflected in her photographs, von Rauch works slowly and with great precision. Most of the photos shown in the exhibition insgeheim take the viewer to places full of holy contemplation. We can observe a cloister's majestically austere interior lines engage in a dialogue with an icy winter landscape which in turn opens itself towards moments of shining clarity.