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© Maria Miesenberger
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Category:Photography
Date:1990s
Artist
Maria Miesenberger
Born 1965
Sweden Utan titel/Ohne Titel (Herrarna i hagen/Herren auf Wiese) från serien Sverige/Schweden, 1993
Untitled (The Men on the Field) from the series Sverige/Schweden
Utan titel (Herrarna i hagen) från serien Sverige/Schweden
Gelatinsilverfotografi
101 x 156 cm
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Purchase 1994 (SAS Collection)
FM 1994 036 001 This artwork is not on display
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- About the work
For her series Sverige/Schweden, Maria Miesenberger used photographs of calm, familiar family scenes found in her father's family album. Here we see a group of people on a picnic in the country. The original picture is idyllic, with the men in hats indicating the era. This must be the 1950s, at the height of the Swedish welfare state. But the picture is negative, and the figures have been fuzzily blacked out. Although this increases the universality of the picture - anyone could put themselves in the empty space - it also evokes censorship and absence. The scene is at once both frightening and familiar.
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