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.
Paris Texas, 1984. Outside/Evening – Alpine through the Windshield
Paris Texas, 1984. Outside/Day – Marathon Motel – Harry Dean Stanton, Dean Stockwell
Paris Texas, 1984. Outside/Night – Garage Rooftop II – Harry Dean Stanton
Until the End of the World, 1991. Outside/Day – Artesian Well – Solveig Dommartin, William Hurt
The American Friend, 1977. Outside/Night – Driving a Thunderbird through Hamburg – Dennis Hopper
The American Friend, 1977. Inside/Day – Painter’s Studio – Dennis Hopper
All of the pieces are signed on the back by the author
On the image: Outside/Night – Garage Rooftop I, Paris Texas
Wim Wenders is considered one of the most important representatives of contemporary cinema. In addition to multi-award-winning feature films, such as Paris, Texas or Wings of Desire, he has also created several Oscar-nominated documentaries such as Buena Vista Social Club, PINA and The Salt of the Earth. Beside being a director, producer and author, Wenders also works as a photographer since 1984. His works have been exhibited in museums and galleries around the world and also include several art-related 3D installations. The non-profit Wim Wenders Foundation brings together his life’s work and promotes young filmmakers with the Wim Wenders Grant for innovative storytelling.