Walter Keller: Beruf: Verleger. A Tribute

“So, when we consider respect in the medium, we can limit our discussion by looking at who is contributing to our world and who is not. Publishers by and large are the unsung heroes of the day”.     A friend of mine recently commented on the lack of risk-taking in publishing. I took some […]

Real Nazis: Trauma is the Trigger, but When?

“It is also to remind people that the condition of “evil” or trauma exists only in the post-event and that we do not recognize, as Arendt mentions, the force of its implication while it is being formulated”

An Interview with Joachim Brohm (2013)

Taxi, from Ohio © Joachim Brohm, courtesy Brancolini Grimaldi   “That was the mid- to late 70s and photography was not an art at that time – it was photography. It was advertising photography, and it was journalism.”   By Fanny Landstrom, ASX London, March 2013 So, this is your first UK solo exhibition? Yes it is. […]

Juergen Teller – “Woo!” at ICA (2013)

Vivienne Westwood No.2, London, 2009 © Juergen Teller Juergen Teller, ‘Woo!’, 23 January 2013 – 17 March 2013, at ICA, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London. By Fanny Landstrom, ASX London, March 2013 When greeted by a large-sized triptych of a nude Vivienne Westwood effortlessly lushed out on a plush sofa, a black and white print of […]

Christer Strömholm at C/O Berlin (2013)

By Sören Schuhmacher, ASX Berlin, March 2013 For the first time in Germany, C/O Berlin presents a retrospective of the Swedish photographer Christer Strömholm (1918-2002). Christer Strömholm . Post Scriptum, is at the same time the last exhibition hosted in the unique spaces of the Postfuhramt. Roughly 150 vintage black and white prints are presented […]

Günter Karl Bose – “PHOTOMATON” (2013)

  By Sören Schuhmacher, ASX Germany, February 2013 “Photomaton – The new artistic portrait” was the slogan which advertised the Photomaton Studios in the late 1920’s. The first machines were set up at public places in several German cities, where a cross-section of society passed by every day. For just one Reichsmark, the currency at […]

Hans-Peter Feldmann (2006)

All the Clothes of a Woman, 1970’s By Roy Arden, This curator’s text was originally published for the exhibition ‘Hans-Peter Feldmann’ at the Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, June 9 – August 20, 2006. Hans-Peter Feldmann’s oeuvre includes works in many media, from painting to sculpture, installation, photography, collage, bookworks, archives or collections of images, objects, […]

I Make My Picture on the Surface: Visiting Thomas Ruff in Dusseldorf (2005)

Sammlung Goetz, Munchen, 1994 Ruff’s work is based on a critical study of the nature and history of photography. To his mind, the reputed objectivity of photography has always been suspect, and electronic processing is no less manipulative than the subjective selection made by the person looking through the lens. By Philip Ursprung, text excerpt […]

August Sander: “A Profile of the People” (2002)

Young Farmers, 1914 By Hans-Michael Koetzle In 1910, August Sander began a systematic attempt to portray and typologize his fellow countrymen. The project, undertaken wholly at his own initiative and expense, found support only among his painter friends in the Rhineland area of Germany. His book Antlitz der Zeit was outlawed and partially destroyed by […]