DIE HORIZONTALE GRAND TOUR
Christoph Westermeier travels, and he travels through several countries, eras and media simultaneously. His wall installation "Die Horizontale Grand Tour" is an educational journey that does not only investigate the presence of traditional travel photography and historical cultural assets in the collective memory of the visitors but also explores the artistic field of photography. Bohemian Baroque meets natural idyll and Greek sculptures meet views of the Mediterranean: Westermeier prints personal travel images on the pages of antiquarian publications; he overlays, collages, and arranges them. The framed juxtaposition and superimposition of the photographs lead to surprising pairings and new meanings.
Alexandra Kolossa, Bon Voyage! Reiseführer Ludwig Forum Aachen, 2020
Installation view, Ludwig Forum Aachen, video by Christoph Brech, image by Carl Brunn