ASX.TV: Andreas Gursky – “Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf” (German) (2013)

ANDREAS GURSKY to 03 February 2012 – Museum Kunst Palast, Dusseldorf The Düsseldorf-based artist Andreas Gursky, Candida Höfer next one, Thomas Ruff and Thomas Struth to the internationally most significant contemporary photographic artists. With its large format, but also by its impressive precision, Andreas Gursky seems to dissolve the concept of photography and again to question the […]

Daido Moriyama – “The Silk Screen Workshop” (2012)

  On December 15th, 2012, Polka Galerie had the honour to host Daido Moriyama for an extraordinary event: The Silkscreen Workshop. During an entire afternoon, the Japanese master, who came to Paris especially for this, helped the workshop participants create a silkscreen. In an atmosphere reminiscent of a factory, the “apprentice-for-a-day” chose one of five […]

Wolfgang Tillmans – Turner Prize Chat Transcript (2000)

“In general, my work is about representing the world that I live in.”   Wolfgang Tillmans was announced as the winner of The Turner Prize 2000. He took part in an online webchat on 1st December 2000 at the Channel 4 website. The following is a transcript of the interview. Wolfgang Tillmans: Hello this is […]

Paul Schiek – ‘Dead Men Don’t Look Like Me’ (2012)

Paul Schiek is no stranger to the practice of appropriation; he studied under Larry Sultan – who collaborated with Mike Mandel to produce Evidence, a collection of found and recontextualized images.   By Allie Haeusslein, Gallery Manager at Pier 24 Photography “[A] photograph is only a fragment, and with the passage of time its moorings come […]

Diane Arbus MoMA Exhibition Wall Label Text (1972)

She was not a theorist but an artist. Her concern was not to buttress philosophical questions but to make pictures.   By John Szarkowski, Director, Department of Photography, NY MoMA Diane Arbus’s pictures challenge the basic assumptions on which most documentary photography has been thought to rest, for they deal with private rather than social […]

ASX.TV: Broomberg & Chanarin – “Broomberg & Chanarin Exhibition” (2012)

South-African photography duo Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin of Broomberg & Chanarin talk us through how they’ve had access all areas and why they are not political artists, even though their work touches on the subject. Now blacklisted in politically-sensitive territories after shooting at Chicago, a training camp built by the Israeli Defence Force, they […]