Synagogues - New York City / COMMON GROUND


Stone quarries, 1989 - 2010

religious Buildings - Europe





Next Solo Exhibition at our gallery:


Petra Wunderlich


exhibition until January 11, 2014


Under the title 'Common Ground' the artist shows a group of 21 black and white photographs of buildings of religious communities in Manhattan, New York, which have in common the use as a synagogue.

These buildings are all still in use as synagogue or were in their pastsynagogues and are now used as churches of other religious communities. These buildings are all presented absolutely frontal, some isolated and some embedded in the urban structure. In New York's street alignments, these buildings come in appearance only as a facade. Important for the artist is, that there is always an optimal architectural presence of the documented buildings..


Petra Wunderlich studied 1985-1988 with Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer, Axel Hütte, and Thomas Struth on Bernd and Hilla Becher in Dusseldorf. She is a professor of photography at the University of Lucerne, Department of Art and Design. She became known internationally with her  series of stone quarries.








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Petra Wunderlich - COMMON GROUND Exhibition View

COMMON GROUND Exhibition View


Petra Wundelrich, Synagogue for the Arts, NYC, 2013

Petra Wunderlich

Synagogue for the Arts, NYC, 2013

Silvergelatine Print, framed

68 x 82,3 cm

Edition 5 + 1 AP

Price on request

Copyright: Bernhard Knaus Fine Art and Petra Wunderlich.