A collection of stills and fine art photos from the sets of some of his most iconic films exhibited between two of our galleries, Passeig de Gràcia 38-40, with the Vernissage and main body of the show in Carrer de la Palla, 10.
Wim Wenders Unbegrenzt brings together some of Wim Wenders’ most iconic fine art photography and stills from a few of his legendary films. The exhibition takes the viewer onto a journey into the powerful visual world of a film director and photographer whose sense of places has shaped his photographic view just as much as his cinematic storytelling. Many of the stills he has selected for this exhibition are familiar pictures from his films. Being stopped in motion, so to speak, to become individual images standing on their own, these stills show that the story and the mood of a film are already contained in each individual frame. While a film has a beginning and an end, and the stream of its images is limited, time is not. And that’s what Wenders’ fine art photography is trying to achieve: capturing timeless moments that reveal the unlimited flow of time, like monuments to eternity.
The non-profit Wim Wenders Foundation is committed to promoting young talent as well as imparting film knowledge to a young film audience. A portion of revenues generated by the sale of the signed unlimited photo serie will be invested in the financing of the foundation’s purpose and its charitable commitment.
1945 Düsseldorf, Germany.
Wim Wenders is one of the much-admired directors of our time. Considered as one of the leading lights of New German Cinema, his films have won numerous prestigious awards and garnered international acclaim.<P<
The son of a surgeon, Wim Wenders, was born in August 1945 in Düsseldorf, Germany. After graduating from high school, Wenders interrupted his studies in medicine and philosophy, deciding to become a painter and moving to Paris in October 1966.
Upon his return to Germany in 1967, Wenders entered the Hochschule für Fernsehen (Graduate School of Film and Television) in Munich. Following this he founded, Filmverlag der Autoren, a production and distribution cooperative that became the nucleus of New German Cinema. In 1975, Wenders also set up his own production cooperative, Road Movies.
Wenders is also famous for his photographs shown in many exhibitions all over Europe, Asia and the United States. He confessed to playing with cameras from an early age, but it was only during the preparation of his first films that his curiosity was piqued. His photographs consequently offer a deep insight into the process of the movies he made during his prolific period of the 1970s-80s.
Since 2003, he teaches at the Hamburg Academy of Arts, and is currently President of the European Film Academy, having been elected to the order Pour le Mérite.
A major survey of Wenders’ photography, Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, has toured museums and art institutions worldwide since 2001. Wim Wenders has also published numerous books of essays and photographs. He lives in Berlin together with his wife, the photographer Donata Wenders.
Wim Wenders by Peter Lindbergh, 2015