31.10. - 13.12.2014
For Berlin’s Month of Photography Miklos Gaál (b 1974, Finland) presents a collection of works from recent years including photographs, video and a series of silkscreen prints. The works in Pieces of the Sky share a joint sense of open-endedness and transitoriness that display the existing actuality as a kind of artificial stages. For Gaál, what is actually being observed is not the subjects themselves, but the depicted commonplace scenes stand for what is “natural”, in a broad ideological sense, of something that is taken for granted. It is the way how the depicted subjects respond to and describe our ideas about them that make the basic focus of Gaál’s practice. He introduces relativity to our experience, that can provide a comparison to recognize how actuality is habitually constructed, and how reality is granted to things.
Artist Talk with Dr. Lars Mextorf: 13 Nov at 7 pm
Miklos Gaál - EUROPÄISCHER MONAT DER PHOTOGRAPHIE