Loredana Nemes, Evergreen

Loredana Nemes, Evergreen

PHOTOGRAPHY | POEMS

15.5.–19.9.2021

At the invitation of the Ludwigsburg Museum, the Berlin artist Loredana Nemes has photographed the cycle "Evergreen" and illuminated the beauty of the everlasting.

In the exhibition, sensitive portraits of long-time lovers alternate with shots of evergreen plants. Loredana Nemes shows timelessness and age as a multifaceted play of light and shadow in the foliage as well as on human skin. Her black-and-white photographs of people from Ludwigsburg are captivating because of the subtle use of the analogue double exposure technique and the fine hand prints on barite paper.

With this project, Loredana Nemes continues her collaboration with the museum, for which she had created the series "Blütezeit" ("Blossoming Time") in spring 2012 with portraits of young people and photographs of blossoming trees. "Evergreen" is at the same time a testimony to the pandemic in 2020: on site, the artist had extraordinary encounters with the older couples, who talked about their lives and their love. These moments of closeness and togetherness inspired Loredana Nemes to her poetic photographs and poems.

We would like to thank

Astrid and Wolfgang (photography), Barbara and Günter, Berthel and Hans, Elfriede and Uli, Elisabeth and Waldemar, Helga and Siegfried, Ilse and Wolfgang, Marianne and Karl, Marie-Luise and Winfried, Monique and Gottfried, Roswit and Helmut, Ruth and Manfred, Suse and Heinz, Waltraud and Siegfried, Wilma and Gerhard