WorkSpace Canada: Photographs by Martin Weinhold
The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mrs. Sabine Sparwasser, requests the pleasure of your company
at the opening of the exhibition „WorkSpace Canada - Open Skies and Enclosed Spaces“
by Martin Weinhold
at the Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Toronto on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012 at 5:30pm
WorkSpace Canada - now in its 7th year of production - is a comprehensive photographical study of work spaces in Canada by German photographer Martin Weinhold.
Be it salt mines, factory halls, farm lands or offices, Weinhold's goal is to portray different 21st century work realities in Canada and the people behind it. During his photographical research, Weinhold has travelled all over the country to compile a collection of now more than 1000 pictures, portraying different occupational profiles in their Canadian work space.
"It is all about the relation between the human protagonist in the context of its workspace that comes together to a twofolded portrait. It displays the impact of the workspace on the human and the impact of the human on its workspace.
Rather than seeing them as an abstract object I try to capture the person behind the work - a human being with worries, hopes and questions. How are we going to work, under which conditions? I see my work as a contribution to address a debate about what and how we think of our future workspace", says Weinhold.
The project "WorkSpace" began in 2006. It has been commissioned and supported by the Goethe-Institut. At present, the project is supported by Agrium Vanscoy Potash Operations, Ryerson University Toronto and the John-F-Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies Berlin.
Toronto, 2 Bloor Street East, 25th floor, during office hours. Some of the frames are provided courtesy of Ryerson University