Filmic Pho­tos From A Leg­end Of Cin­ema

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Ac­knowl­edged as one Ger­many’s great­est liv­ing film di­rec­tors, Wim Wen­ders re­ceived crit­i­cal ac­claim early on in his ca­reer for his tril­ogy of road movies, which were both touch­stones of the 1960s New Ger­man Cin­ema move­ment and vis­ually ar­rest­ing works that made lo­ca­tions as in­te­gral to the sto­ries as any of the char­ac­ters. Now the cin­ema leg­end re­turns to the pho­to­graphic medium to present his iconic views of land­scapes in his first Ber­lin ex­hi­bi­tion in six years, Time Cap­sules. By the Side of the Road. Places fa­mil­iar to Wen­ders’ fans, in­clud­ing the Amer­i­can West and Ber­lin land­marks, fig­ure promi­nently, in­clud­ing two shots that show the marked trans­for­ma­tion Pots­damer Platz un­der­went in just three years – and which stand in stark con­trast to the bar­ren land­scape of the area as cap­tured in 1987’s The gallery’s ex­pan­sive space be­fits the ul­tra-large for­mat of the prints, some as wide as three me­ters (10 feet), which evoke the Ro­man­tic paint­ings of Cas­par David Friedrich and An­drew Wythe. To 14 Nov. Blain|South­ern, Pots­damer Str. 77- 87. www.blain­south­ern.com

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