Fotograf Magazine

Ulrich Wüst

Coming Apart at the Seams of Time

The work of German photographer Ulrich Wüst is a unique record of the lost and/or transforming East German culture, cities, and landscapes. Dieter Roelstrate, the curator of the exhibition of Wüst’s photographs at documenta 14, noted that he can see “renewed interest in the erasure of East German culture and history in particular” in the persisting division between East and West, which according to him, still shapes the ideas of the value of art and aesthetic expression in contemporary Europe. The presentation of Ulrich Wüst’s work provides a unique insight into the cultural, social and urban realities of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR).

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