Structures and systems of order are the predominant themes of Berlin based artist Menno Aden, known for his cartographic photographic works. Aden's photo series deal topographically and analytically with our built environment.

Composition

What looks like constructivism turns out on closer inspection to be vertically photographed sections of gym floors. Aden took the photos in gymnasiums that were places of fear rather than play - when up to 300 refugees found safe shelter in them. Markings of different playing systems coexisting without touching each other or round floor covers, shifted against each other in playful carelessness -metaphors of human coexistence against this backdrop.

Untitled (Composition 36), 2017/18  30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)
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Untitled (Composition 35), 2017/18  30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)
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Untitled (Composition 30), 2017/18  30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)
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Untitled (Composition 33), 2017/18  30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)
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Untitled (Home–Guest), 2017 90 x 151 cm (35 .4 x 59.4 in.)
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Untitled (Composition 23), 2017 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)
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Untitled (Composition 24), 2017 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)
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Untitled (Composition 18), 2017 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)
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Untitled (Composition 19), 2017 30 x 30 cm (11.8 x 11.8 in.)
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Untitled (Composition 21), 2017 100 x 70 cm (39.3 x 27.6 in.)
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Untitled (Composition 20), 2017 100 x 70 cm (39 .4 x 27.6 in.)
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Room Portraits


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Composition

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Assembly Lines

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Over Head

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Tracks and Fields

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Tubes

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Panel Flats


Menno Aden Studio

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