Simone Nieweg - Grabeland


  • Simone Nieweg - Grabeland
  • Simone Nieweg - Grabeland

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  • Bonn. Rheinisches Landesmuseum, 2001
  • Softcover

"Since 1986 Nieweg has photographed the agricultural landscape found on the outskirts of towns and industrial areas in the Ruuml;hr and Lower Rhine. Plots of unused land, leased out for one year, are transformed into richly planted allotments, after which they are ploughed and left unseeded. Nieweg photographs subjects such as gates, fields and allotments. All show individuality, reflecting the personality of their owners: sheds held together with wire and corrugated iron tacked haphazardly to wooden frames; rickety structures, that, despite their impermanence, have been carefully built. Her approach is not dissimilar to the Becher: grouping subjects together like objects, disclosing similarities and differences. Nieweg documents structures before they cease to exist" (Guardian)

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