Munich: presentation of Stefan Hunstein’ s new book “IM EIS” at the Kammerspiele Theater, ed. by Dr Petra Giloy-Hirtz
by Venetia Kapernekas
A beautiful sunday 12 o’clock event at the Münchner Kammerspiele Theater for the new book of photographs by Stefan Hunstein,”IM EIS” also a very famous german actor, published by Hirmer Verlag GmbH; a discussion followed with the photographer and Dr Petra Giloy-Hirtz and Dr Ulrich Pohlmann.
The photographs were exhibited (May 9-June 15, 2014) at the Münchner Stadmuseum
Stefan Hunstein, is one of those photographers that have braved the polar seas and he traveled to Greenland in 2012 and returned with an enthralling portfolio of breathtakingly beautiful images of the ends of the world…”
” The magic of the polar regions has fascinated and attracted explorers for centuries. This desolate world, characterized by gigantic icebergs, drift ice, and Arctic temperatures, conforms to everyone’s conception of a pristine, archaic landscape, which, however, is accessible only for a short time and at the cost of enormous physical effort with the aid of sophisticated technology. Those who visit this bizarre landscape of ice and snow are overwhelmed by the sensation of being just a tiny, insignificant entity in the midst of a grandiose natural spectacle.
In the last few years a number of artists, such as Olafur Eliasson and Darren Almond, have discovered these Arctic regions and responded creatively to their natural wonders in different ways.” (museum press release)
(published photos@Münchner Staadtmuseum/exhibit)
The gathering took place at the Kammerspiele Theater with the impressive and in sync staging of the now play “März” of Heinar Kipphardt; Stefan Hunstein read a beautiful text from Christoph Ransmayr, Abschlag am Nordpol (from his book: “Atlas eines ängstlichen Mannes”
Stefan Hunstein is represented by Andreas Binder gallery