Henrik Spohler

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With the aim of inspiring reflection on contemporary landscape, the MBAL partnered with Parc du Doubs (a regional nature park of national importance created in 2012) to organize an artist residency. The photographer Henrik Spohler, born in Germany in 1965, was chosen for the unique approach he applies to today’s landscape during his travels around the world. Spohler’s work always evokes the way humans see nature, at a given time and in a given society. His photographs reveal fascinations, paradoxes, nature, culture, myths, construction, aspirations. In his examination of the park, he explores what we mean by “nature” in the 21st century. We gave Spohler carte blanche during his residency at Parc du Doubs; the only stipulation was that he create a portrait of the park, which covers some 300 km2 south of the Doubs River along the border between Switzerland and France. The park stretches from Les Brenets, near Le Locle, up to Saint-Ursanne, passing through Jura’s Franches-Montagnes district. From autumn 2018 to spring 2019, Spohler made his way through the park’s riverbanks and pastures on long, solitary treks. He was particularly interested in the way human activity has fashioned the land despite its protected status. He bore witness to the inherent tensions of the countryside, where nature meets development and rural meets urban. His remarkably controlled photographs are a response to the atmosphere in this hybrid landscape.With the aim of inspiring reflection on contemporary landscape, the MBAL partnered with Parc du Doubs (a regional nature park of national importance created in 2012) to organize an artist residency. The photographer Henrik Spohler, born in Germany in 1965, was chosen for the unique approach he applies to today’s landscape during his travels around the world. Spohler’s work always evokes the way humans see nature, at a given time and in a given society. His photographs reveal fascinations, paradoxes, nature, culture, myths, construction, aspirations. In his examination of the park, he explores what we mean by “nature” in the 21st century. We gave Spohler carte blanche during his residency at Parc du Doubs; the only stipulation was that he create a portrait of the park, which covers some 300 km2 south of the Doubs River along the border between Switzerland and France. The park stretches from Les Brenets, near Le Locle, up to Saint-Ursanne, passing through Jura’s Franches-Montagnes district. From autumn 2018 to spring 2019, Spohler made his way through the park’s riverbanks and pastures on long, solitary treks. He was particularly interested in the way human activity has fashioned the land despite its protected status. He bore witness to the inherent tensions of the countryside, where nature meets development and rural meets urban. His remarkably controlled photographs are a response to the atmosphere in this hybrid landscape.A monograph co-published by the MBAL and the Parc du Doubs will accompany the exhibition.

Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle
Marie-Anne-Calame 6
2400 Le Locle
Switzerland
+41 (0)32 931 13 33
http://www.mbal.ch/en/exposition/henrik-spohler-2/

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Henrik Spohler Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Main address: Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Marie-Anne-Calame 6 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland Musée de Beaux-arts du Locle Marie-Anne-Calame 6 2400 Le Locle, Switzerland With the aim of inspiring reflection on contemporary landscape, the MBAL partnered with Parc du Doubs (a regional nature park of national importance created in 2012) to organize an artist residency. The photographer Henrik Spohler, born in Germany in 1965, was chosen for the unique approach he applies to today’s landscape during his travels around the world. Spohler’s work always evokes the way humans see nature, at a given time and in a given society. His photographs reveal fascinations, paradoxes, nature, culture, myths, construction, aspirations. In his examination of the park, he explores what we mean by “nature” in the 21st century. We gave Spohler carte blanche during his residency at Parc du Doubs; the only stipulation was that he create a portrait of the park, which covers some 300 km2 south of the Doubs River along the border between Switzerland and France. The park stretches from Les Brenets, near Le Locle, up to Saint-Ursanne, passing through Jura’s Franches-Montagnes district. From autumn 2018 to spring 2019, Spohler made his way through the park’s riverbanks and pastures on long, solitary treks. He was particularly interested in the way human activity has fashioned the land despite its protected status. He bore witness to the inherent tensions of the countryside, where nature meets development and rural meets urban. His remarkably controlled photographs are a response to the atmosphere in this hybrid landscape.With the aim of inspiring reflection on contemporary landscape, the MBAL partnered with Parc du Doubs (a regional nature park of national importance created in 2012) to organize an artist residency. The photographer Henrik Spohler, born in Germany in 1965, was chosen for the unique approach he applies to today’s landscape during his travels around the world. Spohler’s work always evokes the way humans see nature, at a given time and in a given society. His photographs reveal fascinations, paradoxes, nature, culture, myths, construction, aspirations. In his examination of the park, he explores what we mean by “nature” in the 21st century. We gave Spohler carte blanche during his residency at Parc du Doubs; the only stipulation was that he create a portrait of the park, which covers some 300 km2 south of the Doubs River along the border between Switzerland and France. The park stretches from Les Brenets, near Le Locle, up to Saint-Ursanne, passing through Jura’s Franches-Montagnes district. From autumn 2018 to spring 2019, Spohler made his way through the park’s riverbanks and pastures on long, solitary treks. He was particularly interested in the way human activity has fashioned the land despite its protected status. He bore witness to the inherent tensions of the countryside, where nature meets development and rural meets urban. His remarkably controlled photographs are a response to the atmosphere in this hybrid landscape.A monograph co-published by the MBAL and the Parc du Doubs will accompany the exhibition. Book tickets