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14 Jun 2011

THE VIEW presents Dierk Maass: Light as Appearance, Incident and Failure



Saturday, June 18th 2011, 12am -10pm
Press Conference: June 17th at 11am Preview: June 17th, 5pm – 9pm
Exhibition runs from
June 19th to September 11th 2011

Opening Hours: Saturday and Sunday
2 - 7pm and by appointment

Sönke Magnus Müller
+41-71-669 19 93
+41-71-677 51 56

Fruthwilerstrasse 14
CH-8268 Salenstein

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Incident of Light shows images from a world in which the human being no longer – or not yet – exists. The photographs Dierk Maass brought along from trips all over the world, deal with emptiness, with solitude, with originality, with barren purity and rough beauty. Karstic expanse of snow, bare rock faces, withered tree skeletons, seemingly infinite spaces and edge shaped heights. Undiscovered, difficult-to-access regions, which lay open their attractions only to the one, who with effort is able to reach them: the red hot plateaux of the Andes, the dramatic eight thousand meter peaks of the Himalayas, steppes and deserts of North Africa.

Dierk Maass has been occupied with photography for more than 30 years.
His camera captures what he has encountered during his spectacular tours: overwhelming spectacles of nature, transcendental colours, magnificent formations. Experiences and impressions that are only possible with this tight and immediate contact with the landscape. Dierk Maass doesn’t photograph postcard pictures. He dissects the landscapes and lets them fade in radiant light by long exposure time. His photographs witness of an enthusiasm with geometry, with contours, with lines and with the intoxicating power of light as appearance, incident and failure at the same time.

THE VIEW Contemporary Art Space is a new platform for contemporary art and experimental exhibition forms. At exposed locations above the Swiss side of Lake Constance, three subterranean exhibition rooms and a studio gallery will offer a profound insight into international contemporary art once a year. Actual positions on the themes of space, light, sound, photography, media art and moving pictures will be focused.