Eva Leitolf, Plantage, Rosarno, Italien, 2010, from the work
Postcards from Europe, since 2006.

In Deutsche Bilder – eine Spurensuche (German Images – Looking for Evidence) Eva Leitolf investigates racist and xenophobic crimes in Germany and the ways they are discussed in society. The artist examines in Postcards from Europe the ways the European Union deals with its external borders and the associated internal conflicts. Eva Leitolf’s works relate images of places with carefully researched texts about past events at those sites. The interplay of image and text explores the phenomena of xenophobia and migration as well as aspects of perception, processes of formation of meaning and the bounds and possibilities of representation.