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Axel Hütte’s Strange Lands at the IVAM

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Usually, when we talk about talented German photographers whose work you can see in Valencia, we mean none other than our own Juergen Horn.

Talented as he may be, Juergen’s still not landed a show at the IVAM (location), unlike his somewhat more well-known compatriot, Axel Hütte.

© Axel Hütte

Herr Hütte’s exhibition at the IVAM is entitled Strange Lands, and features otherworldly photography of landscapes he’s encountered during his travels in Spain and Latin America.

35 large color prints are on display until May 10th. We haven’t gone yet, but the images we’ve seen online are striking.

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Modern India at the IVAM

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We managed to catch an excellent exhibit called Modern India on its last day at the IVAM (location). Visitors were taken a tour of India’s history, from colonialism to the present day, through the eyes of its artists. A large, comprehensive exhibit, filled with oil paintings, sculptures, photography, and audio-visual displays, Modern India provided an excellent couple hours of escapism.


We apologize for not having posted about this earlier! If you didn’t get to see it, hopefully the pictures in this post provide an acceptable substitute.

The exhibit was split into 6 periods, organized by time. The first two detail the colonial period, when the British ruled, then slowly lost their grip on the subcontinent. Things got psychedelic, as we moved into the 20th Century, and the West’s popular culture discovers India. Finally, visitors were brought into the present day as a new generation of Indians come to grip with their country’s ever-more important place on the global stage.


Our favorite pieces were the sculptures, particularly one depicting a giant city sprawling over and on top of itself — a spectacular representation of the claustrophobia one must feel in Mumbai.


A lot more pictures available at the Official Website of the Exhibit (IE Only!)
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