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.