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simply adorable
Christian Hutzinger’s “Bild des Monats”.

 

 

right:
Christian Hutzinger,
Selbstporträt / im Atelier, Wien, Oktober 1986.

 

 

 

Die Rückbesinnung auf eine Familien- und Sozialgeschichte muss sich geradezu auf das Betrachten alter Fotografien stützen. Die Kraft ihrer Evidenz ist ungebrochen: Mit Erinnerungen kann man tricksen, mit Fotos nicht. Egal wie schlecht oder ob man sich gar nicht mehr erinnert, sie zeigen die Welt so wie sie war, nicht als Wille, sondern als Vorstellung. (Didier Eribon)

Es lohnt sich die Bilder aus Privatarchiven, die Teil der von Kerstin Reincke kuratierten Ausstellung “Global Players” im Kunstverein Ludwigshafen sind (im Rahmen der Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, bis 5.11.2017), auf der Folie von Didier Eribons Überlegungen zur Rolle und Funktion von Familienbildern in seinem neuen Essayband Gesellschaft als Urteil (Suhrkamp: Berlin 2017) zu lesen.

 

Serafettin Keskin, Karneval in Ulm, 1963

© Familie Keskin.

My lecture series on “Friendship and Togetherness as Artistic Practise” has started in October 2017.
Celine Condorelli, study for The Company We Keep, 2013

 

a great still life of jelly, served with tears, by Lisa Holzer, The Party Sequel (Berlin), Pigment print on cotton paper, Crystal Clear 202/1 polyurethane and acrylic paint on glass, 110,3 × 84 cm, 2017.
seen at Galerie Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, until  21. October 2017
seen in September 2017: Alexander Kluge’s filmic production, Thomas Demand’s photographic work, and Anna Viebrock’s stage settings are brought together in a collective exhibition concept.

 

The show ist really worth to be visited:
„The Boat Is Leaking. The Capitain Lied“
at Fondazione Prada, Venice (until November 26,  2017).

 

installation view The Boat Is Leaking. The Capitain Lied, Fondazione Prada, Venice.
Photo: Delfino Sisto Legnani and Marco Cappelletti

 

very dark, very true, and very funny also: don’t miss Adrian Saurs new work “Glossar” at the “Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie” Mannheim, Heidelberg, and Ludwigshafen, seen in September 2017.
My text on his work and the Biennale in general will be published in the quarterly magazine Camera Austria International (Graz) soon.
Adrian Saur, Glossar 
© Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie.
Foto: Andreas Langfeld, 2017
Heidi Specker, Die Zwei Vögel (Two Birds), 2016

 

My text on “Friendship and Togetherness as Artistic Concept” is here to be found in the sections “news” and “texts”. The text was published in August 2017 on the occasion of the anniversary issue of the Croatian art magazine”Zivot umjetnosti” (Zagreb) in their section “Politics of Love”, edited by Sandra Kricic-Roban (order this issue here: Zivot umjetnosti)
This great book came out in July 2017:
Annette Kelm / Hendrik Schwantes (Hg.), Hans Hansen: Atelier. Graz: Edition Camera Austria 2017.

 

It suggests to read the commissioned work by the product photographer Hans Hansen as art.
In July 2017 Stefanie sent a great new work to me, to refresh our discussions of her work:
Stefanie Seufert, figure #1, 2017, from the series
inflatable.

 

See also my text on her work in: 
Don’t miss to see the wonderful Sybille Bergemann exhibition at Reinbeckhallen Berlin (until October 10, 2017).

 

Sibylle Bergemann, Claude, Clärchens Ballhaus, Berlin, 2008
© Estate Sibylle Bergemann/OSTKREUZ, Courtesy Loock Galerie, Berlin.
seen at documenta 14 in June 2017,
deeply impressed.
Ashley Hans Scheirl, works from the series “TV Drawings, 1980-81”,
Neue Galerie, Kassel, documenta 14
Foto: Liz Eve
Found in the archive: Joachim Brohm, Allen Sekula in classroom, OSU 1984. See also my interview with Joachim on teaching photography: “Eine Art Blickweitung”, in: Journal der HBG (Leipzig), #4 (2015), pp. 22–27.
Beautiful boy, beautiful photograph, by:
Dana Lixemberg, DJ, 1993.
From the series Imperial Courts (1993–2015).

 

Seen at The Photographers’ Gallery,
London, May 2017.
A selection of beautiful book covers,
with photographs by Roger Mayne.

 

Seen at The Photographers’ Gallery,
London, May 2017.
Found in the archive:
Ulrike Lienbacher, from the series Pin Up Exercise, 2001. Offset print on handmade paper.
Courtesy: Galerie Krinzinger, Vienna.

 

See also my text on this series in:
Camera Austria International No. 75 (2001), and the exhibition at Camera Austria: Pin Up Übungen 2001 und 10 + 10 Fotografien, Graz, 2002.