Wim Wenders: Places, strange and quiet

Since scouting for locations for his film Paris Texas in 1984, Wim Wenders has been building up a large body of photographic work. A new show at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London presents a selection of his images

Street corner in Butte

Since scouting for locations for his film Paris Texas in 1984, Wim Wenders has been building up a large body of photographic work. A new show at the Haunch of Venison gallery in London presents a selection of his images…

Wenders’ photographs are predominantly of buildings and landscapes and document his travels to places from Brazil and Japan, to Armenia and Italy. Bringing together almost 40 images, taken from 1983 to 2011, this show is Wenders’ second exhibition at Haunch of Venison since 2003.

Open Air Screen

“When I look at a map, the names of mountains, villages, rivers, lakes or landscape formations excite me, as long as I don’t know them and have never been there,” says Wenders. “I seem to have sharpened my sense of place for things that are out of place.

“Everybody turns right, because that’s where it’s interesting, I turn left where there is nothing! And sure enough, I soon stand in front of my sort of place. I don’t know, it must be some sort of inbuilt radar that often directs me to places that are strangely quiet, or quietly strange”.

Backyard, Moscow

Places, strange and quiet opens tomorrow, April 14, at Haunch of Venison, 6 Burlington Gardens, London W1S 3ET and continues until May 17. More info at haunchofvenison.comhatjecantz.de and wim-wenders.com. A book of Wenders’ work will also be produced.

The Red Bench

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