Solo Exhibition


Alwin Lay

Curated by Barbara Hofmann-Johnson (Director Museum für Photographie Braunschweig) in cooperation with the artist.

No prior registration required. Please note the Photomuseum’s Health and Safety Regulations

From 20 March to 23 May 2021, the Braunschweig Museum of Photography will be presenting the first comprehensive solo exhibition of works by Alwin Lay. The exhibition will include both works from the past few years and pieces that were realised especially for the exhibition at the Museum of Photography. The artist will showcase the photographic and filmic works he has created in recent years in an installation concept that has been specially developed for the museum spaces.

Alwin Lay’s essential motifs and subjects include reflections on photography as a medium, with its technical conditions and the expectation of, and trust in, moments of referentiality. With his precise and aesthetically clear staging of objects in both images and films that almost unnoticeably contain interferences, he humorously circumvents our perceptual experience and defies physical-logical causalities.

In addition to significant works from the past few years, the exhibition also presents new works with reference to Rollei, the famous camera and optical instruments company formerly based in Braunschweig. For example, the work ‘The Rise’, 2020 shows a model of the famous twin-lens Rolleiflex in a metaphorical image-space. The title of the exhibition ‘Prego’ also alludes to a Rollei camera model from the 1990s.

Short biography

*1984 in Lugosch (Romania), lives and works in Cologne
2011-2013 Guest student at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf with Christopher Williams
2013 Diploma from the Kunsthochschule für Medien Cologne (Mischa Kuball, Johannes Wohnseifer and Christopher Williams)

Solo exhibitions

2021 untitled projects, Wien
2021 Prego, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig
2021 Roter Teppich/ Heckantrieb/ BIC-Lucky, Kunstverein Siegen
2019 Rollout, Nino Mier Gallery, L.A.
2019 Prospective #4, Natalia Hug, Köln
2018 Parcours#1 – knusprige Hähnchen, Wilhelm Busch Museum, Wiesendahl
2017 Latest Releases, unttld contemporary, Wien
2017 TILT & SHIFT, Ausstellung des Stipendiums Villa Aurora, Fuhrwerkswaage, Köln
2016 Der entscheidende Augenblick musste verschoben werden, Kunstverein Leipzig
2015 COMING SOON, NAK- Neuer Aachener Kunstverein
2015 Prospecition#5, Natalia Hug, Köln
2014 Max Ernst Museum, Brühl

Group exhibitions

2020 SUBJET und OBJEKT, FOTO RHEIN RHUR, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf
2019 Re:Groups, VABF & Camera Austria, dieAngewandte, Wien
2019 The Next Generation – Aktuelle Fotografie aus dem Rheinland, Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen
2018 gute aussichten delux, Haus der Fotografie, Deichtorhallen Hamburg
2018 Schichtwechsel, Museum am Ostwall im Dortmunder U
2017 Videonale 16, Kunstmuseum Bonn

Framework program

Friday, March 19, 2021, 1 – 9 pm
Soft Opening
with registration and time slot: +49 531 75000 | ed.mu1664750330esumo1664750330tohp@1664750330ofni1664750330.
Welcome speech at 7 pm online at & Instagram @museumfuerphotographie_bs.
Regine von Monkiewitsch, 1st Chairwoman, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig,
Tobias Henkel, Director, Braunschweigischer Kulturbesitz Foundation,
Barbara Hofmann-Johnson, Director, Museum für Photographie Braunschweig,
& Alwin Lay, Artist.

Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3 pm
Artist Talk
Live exhibition tour with Alwin Lay and Barbara Hofmann-Johnson (Director Museum für Photographie Braunschweig), online at & Instagram @museumfuerphotographie_bs.

Sunday, May 16, 2021
International Museum Day
The photo company Rollei | Dialogue tour with the Braunschweig Municipal Museum.

May 23 – 30, 2021
digital dialogues | 7days – 7perspectives
Website Museum für Photographie Braunschweig.

Saturday, May 29, 2021, 3 pm
Prego. Kunst und Kamera
Guided Tour (held in German), with Alwin Lay, Barbara Hofmann-Johnson, and Axel Grüner.

Visits to the museum and accompanying events are possible, taking into account the current hygiene measures to contain COVID-19. No prior registration required. Please note the Photomuseum’s Health and Safety Regulations.

Mar 20 — May 23 extended until May 30, 2021
Soft Opening: Friday, March 19, 1 – 9 pm,
by appointment: +49 531 75000 | ed.mu1664750330esumo1664750330tohp@1664750330ofni1664750330
+ Framework program: please see above

Helmstedter Straße 1 · 38102 Braunschweig

Opening hours: Tue – Fri 1 – 6 pm, Sat & Sun 11 am – 6 pm

Admission: 3,50 € / reduced 2,00 €. Free admission every first Thursday of the month.

+++ Please pay attention to the current Corona regulations of the respective gallery/institution. +++ Bitte beachten Sie die aktuellen Corona-Bestimmungen der jeweiligen Galerie/Institution.

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