Dorothée Nilsson Gallery (DE)

Dorothée Nilsson Gallery represents an international portfolio of artists. While the represented artists practice in a vast range of mediums, their work is often based on photography. Experimental approaches regarding medium or engagement with societal issues play a core role in their work and are explored through a critical, aesthetic, or poetic lens.

Dorothée Nilsson Gallery
Potsdamer Strasse 65
10785 Berlin-Tiergarten
+49 170 5470707

Curated for
CHART

For CHART 2022, Dorothée Nilsson is pleased to present a selection of photographic and sculptural work by artists Sascha Weidner and Johan Österholm. While Weidner illuminates the world of the subconscious in his photographs with an unconditional openness, Österholm captures in sculptural form those starscapes of the 19th century, that are no longer visible.

Sascha Weidner (DE)

Sascha Weidner lived between 1974 and 2015. He was a German Photographer and Artist, who lived and worked in Belm and Berlin. The work of Sascha Weidner deals with the creation of a radical subjective pictorial world. His photographs are characterized by perceptions, aspirations and illuminate the world of the subconscious. Weidner transforms visible reality into codes, into encrypted pictures. Depending on how he arranges them and the contexts into which he places them, new narratives are created.

Weidner studied photography, film and painting as well as communication design at the Braunschweig University of Art. In 2004 he was Meisterschüler of Dörte Eißfeldt and graduated with distinction. His work has been awarded numerous distinctions and exhibited and published internationally and is included in many international public and private collections.

Aufbruch II

Photograph
2009

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Fragile II

Photograph
2009

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Idiosyncratic II

Photograph
2011

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Implode II

Photograph
2011

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Leave Me II

Photograph
2010

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Marked II

Photograph
2007

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Ode an O.

Photograph
2012

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Pol II

Photograph
2011

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Refuge II

Photograph
2009

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Trial II

Photograph
2008

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Sascha Weidner, Am Wasser gebaut, Installation view at Zephyr, Reiss Engelhorn Museen, Mannheim, Germany

Johan Österholm (SE)

Johan Österholm uses photography as a medium for reflecting on evolving conceptions of what constitutes a nightscape and what counts as “darkness”. He approach the subject of light pollution and nocturnal illumination as a kind of historian of light, carefully combining archival material and archaic photographic processes with the glare of artificial city lights as well as the more enigmatic light of the full moon.

JÖ (b. 1983) received his MFA from Malmö Art Academy in 2016. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include: Dorothée Nilsson Gallery, Berlin (2022), Space Works, Tampere Art Museum (2020), Moonlight, Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg (2019) and Back to the Future, Foam, Amsterdam, C/O Berlin & Mai Manó Ház, Budapest (2018–2019).

Untitled Lantern Piece (Blue), installation view

Gas lantern glass coated with silver gelatin emulsion and imprinted with stars no longer visible due to the present day’s light polluted night skies. Exposed by the light of a street lamp. Ca 50 x 24 cm each.
2018

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Untitled Lantern Pieces

Installation view
2019

Courtesy of Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano

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Untitled Lantern Piece (Blue)

Gas lantern glass coated with silver gelatin emulsion and imprinted with stars no longer visible due to the present day’s light polluted night skies. Exposed by the light of a street lamp. Ca 50 x 24 cm.
2018

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Untitled Lantern Piece (Pink)

Gas lantern glass coated with silver gelatin emulsion and imprinted with stars no longer visible due to the present day’s light polluted night skies. Exposed by the light of a street lamp. Ca 50 x 24 cm.
2018

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Untitled Lantern Piece (Red)

Gas lantern glass coated with silver gelatin emulsion and imprinted with stars no longer visible due to the present day’s light polluted night skies. Exposed by the light of a street lamp. Ca 50 x 24 cm.
2018

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Untitled Lantern Piece (Black)

Gas lantern glass coated with silver gelatin emulsion and imprinted with stars no longer visible due to the present day’s light polluted night skies. Exposed by the light of a street lamp. Ca 50 x 24 cm.
2018

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Untitled Lantern Piece, installation view at Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milano, 2019.