Reiner Riedler

Reiner Riedler | AT

fake holidays, 2004–2009

100x 125 cm

Skiing in Dubai, an idyllic beach at Tropical Islands Resort in Berlin, and much, much more. In his photo series fake holidays, Reiner Riedler takes us on a journey into artificial illusory worlds that simulate a certain setting, nature, and also a culture, and are easily accessible and consumable regardless of climatic and regional conditions. Short vacations in these paradises are usually only possible through great technical effort and are always climate-damaging energy guzzlers, but the high demand shows very clearly how great the longing for variety and adventure is.

*1968 in Gmunden/AT, lives and works in Vienna

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