Mathias Braschler and Monika Fischer covered over 15,000 miles in 100 days on their tour across the USA to portray the country's inner conflict and division. With a pop-up photo studio in their luggage, the Swiss photographer couple traveled through forty American States.
Braschler/Fischer portrayed and interviewed Americans from all walks of life and professions, and experienced the increasing division of US society up close. Urban and rural America appears to no longer show strong points of contact. A rift increasingly separates white and black, poor and rich, right and left, Trump fans and Biden supporters, and divides entire families. This rift marks the current inner life of the so-called land of opportunity. DIVIDED WE STAND, the current photo exhibition by Braschler/Fischer in the Lechner Museum Ingolstadt, provides a very authentic and close look at a divided nation.
DIVIDED WE STAND has previously been on display in the well-known Swiss Stapferhaus and is now being presented in Germany for the first time in its expanded form with 47 works.
The exhibition DIVIDED WE STAND at the Lechner Museum Ingolstadt is accompanied by an illustrated book of the same title, published by Hartmann Books.
Parallel to the photo exhibition on the upper floor of the Lechner Museum, the first floor will show works made of solid steel by Alf Lechner that were created by splitting the material.
DIVIDED WE STAND – Braschler/Fischer
22 November 2020 – 22 August 2021
(Please observe applicable Corona rules)
LECHNER MUSEUM, Esplanade 9, 85049 Ingolstadt