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Lori Nix
The Power of Nature

13 July 2015

What will our planet look like once humanity has vanished? How will nature take places over again and what will remain of the signs left by the human hand all over the globe? In the photographs of the American artist Lori Nix we see libraries, stores, museums and many other iconic settings of our daily lives and the history of our civilization abandoned and lifeless: the scenes are models in miniature made by Nix herself and then photographed, and represent the consequences of an unknown calamity in which the theaters of human existence are being slowly reabsorbed by a world that has returned to its original life cycles. Constructed as dioramas, i.e. the scale models traditionally used in museums of natural history, Lori Nix’s images are a denunciation of the unsustainability of the current way in which the planet’s resources are being exploited, and at the same time exorcize with a healthy dose of irony the fears raised by prophets of doom.

Lori Nix, The Power of Nature
Museum Schloss Moyland
Beldburg-Hau
May 10 > August 9, 2015

© Lori Nix, Library, 2007.

© Lori Nix, Library, 2007.

© Lori Nix, Aquarium, 2007.

© Lori Nix, Aquarium, 2007.

© Lori Nix, Vacuum Showroom, 2006.

© Lori Nix, Vacuum Showroom, 2006.

© Lori Nix, Botanic Garden, 2008.

© Lori Nix, Botanic Garden, 2008.

© Lori Nix, Fountain, 2008.

© Lori Nix, Fountain, 2008.

© Lori Nix, Beauty Shop, 2010.

© Lori Nix, Beauty Shop, 2010.

© Lori Nix, Casino, 2013.

© Lori Nix, Casino, 2013.

© Lori Nix, Subway, 2012.

© Lori Nix, Subway, 2012.

© Lori Nix, Anatomy Classroom, 2012.

© Lori Nix, Anatomy Classroom, 2012.


Fabio Severo

A journalist, he lives in Rome because it’s no longer fashionable, realizes photographic projects for the ZONA association and writes for StudioLinkiesta and L’Ultimo Uomo, among others. He runs a blog on contemporary photography, called Hippolyte Bayard, and has an ill-concealed obsession with tennis.


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