Ellen von Unwerth’s ‘Heimat’ opens at TASCHEN Gallery, Los Angeles

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Ellen von Unwerth’s ‘Heimat’ opens at TASCHEN Gallery, Los Angeles

TASCHEN Gallery has announced the opening of Heimat, an exhibition of new photographs by Ellen von Unwerth.

A possibly untranslatable German word, Heimat expresses a deep feeling of belonging and connection to one’s homeland.



Revisiting her home state of Bavaria in southern Germany, Heimat captures a squad of local girls getting back to nature in every sense. Amid the region’s undulating fields, age-old traditions and deep, mysterious forests, the girls happily discard their traditional dirndls and run riot across the Alpine countryside.



Blending old-world charm with a rebellious edge and a sly subversion of traditional gender roles, the photographs burst with fresh, provocative eroticism, tied up with wit, and laced with an abiding love for a proud and beautiful land.

The show is accompanied by a 454-page signed and limited TASCHEN Collector’s Edition of the same name, available from 7 April, 2017.



Heimat also displays a curated selection of Ellen von Unwerth prints from throughout her career in collaboration with the Fahey/Klein Gallery.

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