Saskia Groneberg

Vesuv, Venus

Wörlitz, 2014 / 2015


"Vesuv, Venus" is a fragmentary story in pictures in the setting of the first large landscape park in mainland Europe, the Wörlitzer Park. In her mostly classically composed b/w photographs, Saskia Groneberg draws a connection to landscape painting and souvenir postcards and deliberately disguises the aspect of time. Winter follows spring, detail follows sequence, dream follows deconstruction. Idyll is an illusion, the park an artificially created, dynamic scenery which has to be continuously maintained, renovated and ploughed. This becomes evident when looking at details such as railings, growing aids and the traces made by agricultural vehicles.


Artist book: 31,5 × 25 cm, 144 pages, Hardcover (Ed. of 24)

30 b/w photographs, fine art prints on photorag, framed, 70 × 50 cm

and 100 × 70 cm (Ed. of 5 each)
video in a box, loop, 2mins

Artist Book (Hardcover, 25 x 31,5cm, 144 pages)

Saskia Groneberg