"Mers et Rivières" at the Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier
Photo © Mathilde Bozier pour l’Agence out of Frame

Studies on Water 

News about Andreas Müller-Pohle's photo, video and sound projects on the global topic of water

> Photo/video/sound installation: Environmental Imprints, curated Jan Babnik and Nataša Ilec Kralj, at the Cankarjev Dom/Mala Galerija, Ljubljana, 22 March through 14 May, 2023. Free brochure with a curatorial statement by Jan Babnik (PDF, 8.4 MB)

> Video exhibition: Studies on Water, curated by Tse Mingchong, including Coasting Hong Kong & Bali, Shing Mun River, Pasig River, Mare Nostrum, and Seas and Rivers. January/February 2022 at Lumenvisum Gallery, Hong Kong. Photo: Video still from Mare Nostrum, France, 2021.

> Exhibition: Mers et Rivières – Seas and Rivers, curated by Gilles Mora, with The Danube River Project, Hong Kong Waters and Kaunas upon the Rivers, 3 November 2021 through 16 January, 2022 at Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, France. A 144-page catalog with texts by Gilles Mora, Hubertus von Amelunxen und Andreas Müller-Pohle is published by Editions Hazan, Paris.

Dossiers for download in English (PDF, 4.2 MB) and French (PDF, 4.3 MB)

Interview with Andreas Müller-Pohle (1:45 min)

Tour of the exhibition with Gilles Mora and Andreas Müller-Pohle (15:41 min)

> Kaunas upon the Rivers, a photo/video project at the invitation of the Kaunas Photo Festival in Lithuania, 2017, curated by Mindaugas Kavaliauskas. Photos: Nemuas River.

> Hong Kong Waters featured on Photography of China.

> The Danube River Project selected by Steffen Siegel for "5x5 Photo Tracks", the 5-volume anniversary publication of Eikon magazine, Vienna.

Hong Kong Waters as part of the Map of Daily Life exhibit at Lishui Photography Festival 2015, shown at the Lishui Art Museum and afterwards at the Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Museum. Curator: Sujong Song.

> The Shing Mun River in Hong Kong, once polluted to a notorious degree, was transformed into a canal over a stretch of seven kilometers for the purposes of land reclamation and urbanization. Today, it is considered to be "clean”.

> Interview on Hong Kong Waters by Ji Hyun Kwon in Photo Art magazine, Seoul, December 2013 (PDF download, 3.6 MB).

> Alexander Strecker on LensCulture: "An evocative look at many sides of Hong Kong, all from the perspective of the waters that surround it — beautiful, surprising, meditative . . . A wonderful book, strongly recommended."

> Hong Kong Waters exhibited at the Lianzhou International Photo Festival 2013, Lianzhou, China, curated by Duan Yuting.

> "Hongkong unter und über Wasser" on Vice.com.

> Hong Kong Waters in Berlin: Photo/Video/Sound installation presented by Ida Illuster Gallery, Pavilion at the Milchhof Ateliers, Schwedter Straße 232, 10435 Berlin. September 29 through October 6, 12 am to 8 pm. Photo: Video still from Coasting 2, 2010/2011.

> "Something in the Hong Kong Waters" on Art Radar Asia.

> "Disambiguation: Hong Kong Waters" in Scopio magazine, Porto (PDF download, 1.2 MB).

> "Fotos aus Hongkong: Nah am Wasser gebaut" on ZEIT Online.

> Andreas Müller-Pohle: Hong Kong Waters. With an introduction by Oscar Ho. Available in a European edition by Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg, ISBN 978-3-86828-410-2, and an Asian edition by Asia One Books, Hong Kong, ISBN 978-988-16977-2-1. 96 pages, 63 color reproductions. Flexcover with dust jacket, 24.2 x 31.5 cm, EUR 39.90 or HK$ 380.00. English/Chinese.

The Danube River Project book is now on Issuu. With an introductory essay by Ivaylo Ditchev. Berlin: Peperoni Books, 2007. ISBN 3-9809677-5-1. 176 pages, 72 reproductions. Hardcover, 30 x 24 cm, EUR 42.00. English/German (out of print).

Three Hong Kong Waters videos Dark Waves, Coasting, Zigzag –presented as part of a theater screening at the 8th Berlin International Directors Lounge on February 17, 2012.

Hong Kong Waters at Noorderlicht: 10 images are included in the central exhibition "Metropolis – City Life in the Urban Age" at Noorderlicht Photo Festival in Groningen, Netherlands, September 11 thru October 9, 2011.

> Hong Kong Arts Centre show on YouTube (in Chinese language).

> Curators, collectors, art people: Hong Kong Waters flyer (status: August 2011), PDF download, 0.6 MB.

> Sea level rise in Hong Kong: 56 years of tide gauge records in the Victoria Harbour since 1954 demonstrate an unambiguous rise of the mean sea level during this period. There was a rapid rise of the sea level from 1990 to 1999 and a moderate decline thereafter. The trend is similar to that observed by satellite remote sensing over the South China Sea since the early 1990s and also tide gauge records at other coastal stations in the region. On average, the mean sea level in the Victoria Harbour has risen at a rate of 2.6 mm per year during the period 1954 to 2010.

Hong Kong Waters at Lumenvisum, June 24–July 10, 2011, L0 Gallery, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

First presentation of Hong Kong Waters, April 16–29, 2011 at Hong Kong Arts Centre, Pao Galleries, 4–5/F, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Curated by Tse Mingchong, Lumenvisum.

> Artist conversation between Andreas Müller-Pohle and Tse Mingchong on April 16, 2011, 4–5:30 pm, at Hong Kong Arts Centre, 5/F, Pao Galleries, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong. Exhibition opening 6–8 pm.

> Projection installation of The Danube River Project at Gesshin-in Temple in Kyoto. Opening February 19, 2011 at 6:30 pm with a live performance by Shingo Inao.

Hong Kong Waters Preview, January 4–16, 2011, at Lumenvisum Gallery, L2-10, JCCAC, 30 Pak Tin Street, Shek Kip Mei, Kowloon.

> Japanese sound artist Shingo Inao joined Hong Kong Waters to cooperate on this multimedia project, creating a water soundscape of Hong Kong that will accompany the photographic part of the installation.

> Hong Kong Waters: Last photo & video field trip November 23 to December 8, 2010.

> Recent stop: Budapest. The Danube River Project at Nessim Galeria, Paulay Ede u. 10, 1061 Budapest, February 10 thru March 22, 2010.

> Prof. Dr. Paul J. Crutzen, Nobel Laureate in Chemistry, 1995, supports the Hong Kong Waters project: “I have admired the photographs of Hong Kong by Mr. Müller-Pohle with great interest. I can highly recommend these pictures from a part of the world which is witnessing the greatest human activity.”

> Athens Photo Festival presents The Danube River Project. Esplanade Building, Faliron Olympic Complex, until December 6, 2009.

> April 28, 2009: Hong Kong Waters welcomes its project partners Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Lumenvisum Gallery, Monochrom, Hong Kong Tourism Board, Harbour Plaza Hong Kong, Creative Promotions International, and others.

> Over 2,000 visitors came to see The Danube River Project on the opening weekend at Uferhallen, Berlin, in the framework of the 3rd European Month of Photography.

> Best photo books 2007/08: The Danube River Project book has been chosen as one of 22 international titles to receive the Photobook Award 2007/08.

> Trailer: The Danube River Project on YouTube.

> Additional hydrological values from the Pearl River (Guangzhou), the Tejo (Lisbon), the Chao Phraya (Bangkok), and the Sumida (Tokyo).

> Book release: Andreas Müller-Pohle: The Danube River Project. With an essay by Ivaylo Ditchev. Berlin: Peperoni Books, January 2008. ISBN 3-9809677-5-1. 176 pages, 72 reproductions. Hardcover, 30 x 24 cm, EUR 42.00. English/German. Available through Amazon or at your local bookstore. Download book flyers in English or Deutsch (PDF, 670 KB).

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Last update: 20 April, 2024