During Spring and Summer 2019 the work of Donata Wenders is celebrated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in France and Germany.
A permanent exhibition of photographic works by Wenders, The Sound, is now on show at the College of Catholic Church Music and Musical Education in Regensburg, DE. The works were created to accompany a book by violin maker Martin Schlesker also titled The Sound. The exhibition opened on 6 May alongside a lecture and conversation with Schleske.
Leiko Dreaming, 2017
Until 29 May Wenders’ 2017 work Leiko Dreaming is part of a group exhibition at Johanna Breede PHOTOKUNST in Berlin alongside Nomi Baumgartl, Lennart Durehed, René Groebli, Thomas Hoepker, Monique Jacot, Hannes Kilian, Birgit Kleber, Barbara Klemm, Jens Knigge, Koichiro Kurita, Robert Lebeck, Herbert List, Isa Marcelli, Vera Mercer, Stefan Moses, Valentina Murabito, Ulrike Ottinger, Marek Pozniak, Sheila Rock, Max Scheler, Liselotte Strelow, Karin Székessy and Kurt Wyss. Magic of Silence examines “those mysterious moments in which nothing happens, because maybe everything is already there”. The exhibition explores silence as a significant force connecting religion and transcendence with loneliness, boredom and decay.
Meanwhile, in Hamburg until 30 May, Leiko Dreaming can also be seen at Photography Monica Mohr Galerie as part of group exhibition Think Big. Other artists featured in the exhibition are Richard Avedon, Andreas H. Bitesnich, Jochen Blume, Greg Gorman, Peter Lindbergh, Sarah Moon, Helmut Newton, André de Plessel, Liesje Reyskens, Straulino and TAPU.
Tallulah, Boston, 2018
Studie XII, Berlin, 2017
A series of photogravures and a photographic film collage by the artist are on display in a solo exhibition at the Polka Galerie in Paris, FR from 23 March to 18 May. Studie is presented alongside two other solo exhibitions; Une Photographie Française by Janine Niépce and Cornwall by Joakim Eskildsen. From 30 August to 1 November Wenders will also present a solo exhibition at Neue Galerie Gladbeck in Gladbeck, DE.
Top image: Studie VIII, 2017
The Sound is on permanent display at the College of Catholic Church Music and Musical Education, 9, Andreasstraße Stadtamhof, 93059 Regensburg, DE
Magic of Silence is at Johanna Breede PHOTOKUNST, Fasanenstraße 69, 10719 Berlin, DE until 29 May.
Think Big is at Photography Monica Mohr Galerie, Mittelweg 45, 20149 Hamburg, DE until 30 May.
Studie is at Polka Galerie, 12, rue Saint-Gilles, 75003 Paris, FR until 18 May
Donata Wenders’ solo exhibition at Neue Galerie im Rathauspark, Bottroper Str. 17, 45964 Gladbeck, DE runs from 30 August to 1 November.