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Natalie Czech, A hidden poem by Aram Saroyan, 2012, C-print, 16 3/4 x 21 5/8". From the series “Hidden Poems,” 2010–.

Natalie Czech

Home of Dorothea and Rudolf Zwirner

Natalie Czech, A hidden poem by Aram Saroyan, 2012, C-print, 16 3/4 x 21 5/8". From the series “Hidden Poems,” 2010–.

Rudolf Zwirner, legendary gallery owner, art dealer, and curator, and Dorothea Zwirner, art historian and author, regularly use their private residence in Berlin-Grunewald to put on (public) solo shows of younger artists. They recently picked Natalie Czech, in whose poetic conceptual photographs image and word subtly dovetail. For this show, the

artist selected works from her series “Hidden Poems,” begun in 2010. Nine pieces in various formats were distributed among several rooms in the house, sometimes displayed in discreet proximity to works from the couple’s private collection.

“Hidden Poems” takes the notion of the literary found object and combines it with photography. Czech, who as a reader has always taken a personal interest in the graphic quality of short lyrical texts, at first picked out a poem by German author Rolf Dieter Brinkmann in an art-magazine article about Louise

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