10115 Berlin – Mitte
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In his series In-Between Spaces 1978–1989, Ulrich Wüst’s (*1949, Magdeburg) motifs oscillate between geographical and social spaces; in terms of form and aesthetics, he coolly captures his surroundings, even as he comes close to romanticizing the people around him.
While other series by Wüst, such as Cityscapes 1978–1985, are characterized by a deserted, strictly compositional structure and a tension between a supposedly objective taking stock and a more subjective, subversive level of detail, the 50 photographs of In-Between Spaces reveal a far more intimate dimension. They create an imagined play on alternative ways of life that counteract the standard East German trajectory. How can niches be created in an ideological environment where the collective is paramount? Escaping to the countryside, retreating into the private sphere and the preciousness of the ordinary: through the clarity and immediacy of In-Between Spaces, Wüst creates, without glorifying anything, a lyrical visual atmosphere of bliss, oneness with nature and inner freedom.