Armin Linke an Italian artist and photographer, a participant of the main project of the Fourth Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art is expected to arrive in Moscow this June to continue his Rome photo projects “The Body of the State”.
Linke was born in 1966 and lives in Milan and Berlin. He works with photographs combining various techniques in a constant study of the boundaries between the real and the imaginary.
Linke is currently engaged in compiling an archive of human activities, a collection that is regularly updated. His work also features both natural and manmade landscapes. His last multimedia installation visualizing the modern landscape of the Alps enjoyed wide recognition at the Architecture Biennale in Venice and the Architecture Film Festival in Garza.
In 2006, Armin Linke was invited by the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities to take up a large-scale photo project. The idea was to draw a portrait of the Italian state in terms of architecture. Linke carried out a study of the architectural features of Italian public institutions. He captured the interiors of the state bodies in Rome — historical buildings, venues of daily ceremonies and official procedures.
Specially for the Moscow Biennale, Linke intends to immortalize a number of Russian state institutions and research centers in a sequel to the Rome photo series. Among the targeted buildings are the Grand Kremlin Palace, State Duma, Internal Affairs Ministry and Mission Control Center. Twenty to 30 of his works will be displayed at the exhibition.
Armin Linke’s official web site is www.arminlinke.com.
The project by Armin Linke received financial support from the Italian Culture Institute.