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First Comprehensive Solo Exhibition by Cologne Artist Bettina Lockemann at Württembergischer Kunstverein

STUTTGART.- From January 30 to April 11, 2010 the Württembergischer Kunstverein will be showing the first comprehensive solo exhibition by Cologne artist Bettina Lockemann (born 1971). With their unspectacular gesturing, Lockemann’s works particularly stand out within contemporary photographic art. The high pictorial quality, the complexity of content, and the precise conceptualization characterizing her works attest to a well-reflected treatment of both the aesthetic and theoretical parameters of photography. In her elaborate series, the artist pursues various explorative questions relevant to society. She pinpoints urban situations, global structures, constructions of the other, politically defined spaces, or scenarios of control and surveillance. Here, the investigation of relations between image and reality always takes center stage: Which projections and expectations tend to influence our perception of reality? In