Through the work shown in this exhibition, Mühe has attempted a challenging personal interaction with his gifted family on his father’s and on his mother’s side with famous German names such as Ulrich Mühe, Annegret Hahn, Jenny Gröllmann, Anna Maria Mühe and Konrad Mühe. In photography-based compositions that juxtapose living family members with the sculptural replicas of those that have died, Mühe examines and questions photography’s ambivalent significance hovering between truth and construct.
This new show presenting the latest series by Andreas Mühe marks yet another chapter in his examination of identity and the past and underlines Mühe’s concept to solely work with analog photography techniques and focus with his images on the idea of staging which he has also demonstrated in his previous cycles of work "Obersalzberg" and "A.M.". Among the latest presentations of his work are exhibitions in China, Denmark, Greece, Austria, Hungary, and the USA. Volkswagen has supported Andreas Mühe´s artistic efforts since 2015.
"Looking at "Mischpoche", visitors will discover much more than a photographic portrait of the Mühe family. The artist confronts us with provocative questions about identity and illusion. We are very pleased to enable this quest for answers for the public in Hamburger Bahnhof," says Benita von Maltzahn, Head of Cultural Engagement at Volkswagen.
With its support of the exhibition, Volkswagen also enters the renewed partnership with Nationalgalerie, which has been recently extended another two years. Since 2013, the company has allowed the museum with its Berlin-based institutions to develop and complete several exhibitions and educational programs. This partnership is part of the key elements shaping Volkswagen’s international activities as a strong partner for art and culture. The company is especially committed to establishing a broad and diverse conversation between art and society, generating creative impulses as engines for innovation.
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