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Andreas Mühe

Andreas Mühe’s photography consciously creates staged images, permeated by themes such as power, ideology, past and vanity. His photography analytically reconstructs images of German history that have long since been banished from visual memory. These images borrow the language of theater, as the majority employ professional actors, artificial light, and historical accurate costumes. His images thus capture seemingly authentic scenes which have been masterfully recreated to the smallest minutia. The inability to deny Andreas Mühe’s photographs of their supposed realism is what makes them so unsettling and establish him as of one of the most exciting and controversial German photographers of his generation.

Andreas Mühe (b. 1979, Karl-Marx-Stadt) lives and works in Berlin. He has won numerous photography prizes, including the Hansel Mieth Prize (2010) and the Lead Awards (2015, 2010). Selected exhibitions include FotoMuseum Antwerp, Antwerpen; Kunsthalle Rostock, Rostock; Memory Lab: Benaki Museum, Athens; Musée national d’histoire et d’art, Luxembourg; Budapest Gallery; Deichtorhallen, Hamburg; European Month of Photography: Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin; and MUSA, Vienna. 

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Markus Lüpertz/Andreas Mühe,  Ancien Régime , exhibition view at Kunsthalle Rostock, 2016

Markus Lüpertz/Andreas Mühe, Ancien Régime, exhibition view at Kunsthalle Rostock, 2016

Markus Lüpertz/Andreas Mühe,  Ancien Régime , exhibition view at Kunsthalle Rostock, 2016

Markus Lüpertz/Andreas Mühe, Ancien Régime, exhibition view at Kunsthalle Rostock, 2016

Kreidefelsen , 2014, from the series Neue Romantik, c-print, 175 x 220 cm

Kreidefelsen, 2014, from the series Neue Romantik, c-print, 175 x 220 cm

Limmerbach , 2014, from the series Neue Romantik, c-print, 175 x 220 cm

Limmerbach, 2014, from the series Neue Romantik, c-print, 175 x 220 cm

Mönchsgut , 2014, from the series Neue Romantik, c-print, 220 x 175 cm

Mönchsgut, 2014, from the series Neue Romantik, c-print, 220 x 175 cm

Gespensterwald , 2015, from the series Neue Romantik, c-print, 54,5 x 44 cm

Gespensterwald, 2015, from the series Neue Romantik, c-print, 54,5 x 44 cm

Wald 3 , 2016, from the series Deutscher Wald, c-print, 175 x 220 cm

Wald 3, 2016, from the series Deutscher Wald, c-print, 175 x 220 cm

Hintersee , 2013, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 110 x 140 cm

Hintersee, 2013, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 110 x 140 cm

Katzenbuckel I , 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-Print, 110 x 140 cm

Katzenbuckel I, 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-Print, 110 x 140 cm

Büro Schmidt , 2010, Museo Silver Rag Print, 110 x 140 cm

Büro Schmidt, 2010, Museo Silver Rag Print, 110 x 140 cm

Helmut Kohl am Tor , 2014, C-print, 80 x 60 cm

Helmut Kohl am Tor, 2014, C-print, 80 x 60 cm

Darges 42 I , 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 140 x 110 cm

Darges 42 I, 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 140 x 110 cm

Darges 42 II , 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 140 x 110 cm

Darges 42 II, 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 140 x 110 cm

Dönitz 43 I , 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 140 x 110 cm

Dönitz 43 I, 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 140 x 110 cm

Terrasse des Berghofs 44 , 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 140 x 110 cm

Terrasse des Berghofs 44, 2012, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print, 140 x 110 cm

Darth Hitler Vader , 2011, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print framed, 140 x 110 cm

Darth Hitler Vader, 2011, from the series Obersalzberg, C-print framed, 140 x 110 cm

A.M. Eine Deutschlandreise ,  Loreley / Samstag / 06.30 Uhr (14 parts in total) , C-print, 30 x 30 cm each, framed 40 x 50 cm

A.M. Eine DeutschlandreiseLoreley / Samstag / 06.30 Uhr (14 parts in total), C-print, 30 x 30 cm each, framed 40 x 50 cm

A.M. Eine Deutschlandreise, Zugspitze Deutschland / Montag / 7.55 Uhr (14 parts in total), C-print, 30 x 30 cm each, framed 40 x 50 cm, 7 + 3 AP

A.M. Eine Deutschlandreise, Zugspitze Deutschland / Montag / 7.55 Uhr (14 parts in total), C-print, 30 x 30 cm each, framed 40 x 50 cm, 7 + 3 AP

Angela Merkel, Das Büro , 2009, Museo Silver Rag Print, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 3 AP

Angela Merkel, Das Büro, 2009, Museo Silver Rag Print, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 3 AP

Die Glorreichen 7 I , 2013, Museo Silver Rag Print, 80 x 60 cm, 5 + 3 AP

Die Glorreichen 7 I, 2013, Museo Silver Rag Print, 80 x 60 cm, 5 + 3 AP

Unterm Baum , 2008, Museo Silver Rag Print, 12,7 x 10,16 cm, 7 + 3 AP

Unterm Baum, 2008, Museo Silver Rag Print, 12,7 x 10,16 cm, 7 + 3 AP

Empfang Antonio Puri Purini, 2009, Museo Silver Rag Print, 110 x 140 cm, 3 + 3 AP

Empfang Antonio Puri Purini, 2009, Museo Silver Rag Print, 110 x 140 cm, 3 + 3 AP

Büro Adenauer , 2011, Museo Silver Rag Print, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 3 AP

Büro Adenauer, 2011, Museo Silver Rag Print, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 3 AP

USA Botschafter Murphy , 2012, Museo Silver Rag Print, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 3 AP

USA Botschafter Murphy, 2012, Museo Silver Rag Print, 60 x 80 cm, 5 + 3 AP

Mühe für Diekmann , 2009, Museo Silver Rag Print, 80 x 60 cm, 5 + 3 AP

Mühe für Diekmann, 2009, Museo Silver Rag Print, 80 x 60 cm, 5 + 3 AP

Totilas 1, 2012, Museo Silver Rag Print

Totilas 1, 2012, Museo Silver Rag Print