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 Deichtorhallen, Hamburg, 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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