REVIEW: Thomas Struth at Marian Goodman Gallery (2014)

Mountain, Anaheim, California, 2013 courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery Thomas Struth at Marian Goodman By Lauren Weinberg for ASX, February 2014 “How should we judge what we see?” It’s a question posed to dramatic effect by a series of mostly large-scale photographs created by the iconic 59 year-old German photographer Thomas Struth, now on view […]

What They Are – A Conversation With Wolfgang Tillmans (2001)

Blushes #28, 2000 “Ever since I started printing in 1990, I’ve been collecting things that went wrong in the darkroom.” By Nathan Kernan, from “What They Are” originally published in Art On Paper, May-Jun 2001 Photographer Wolfgang Tillmans was born in 1968, in Rem­scheid, Germany, a small town not far from Dusseldorf. He moved to Hamburg after […]

Thomas Ruff – “photograms and ma.r.s.” (2013)

Almost always working in series, Ruff frequently develops new technologies to facilitate concepts that are at the edge of visual and technical vanguards.   By Vladimir Gintoff, ASX, April 2013 The German photographer Thomas Ruff is the anomalous schoolchild of the Dusseldorf Art Academy and Bernd and Hilla Becher’s tutelage. Breaking and reinventing the rules […]

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. […]

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 […]

Wolfgang Tillmans “Neue Welt (New World)” (2012)

There is a very careful eye at work in these pages, and the photographs mesh even though they shouldn’t.   Imagined, Imaged, Believed, or Dreamed By Paul Loomis, ASX, January 2012 Wolfgang Tillmans’ Neue Welt (New World) is littered with diverse images that are fearlessly juxtaposed. On the surface they seem to examine and reveal […]

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 […]

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 […]

“Not Fade Away: The Face of German History in Michael Schmidt’s Ein-heit” (2003)

Not Fade Away: The Face of German History in Michael Schmidt’s Ein-heit By Michael W. Jennings, October, 2003 Fotografieren verboten. Photography forbidden. Is this the coded message that stutters at us in a central image from the photoessay U-ni-ty (Ein-heit) by the contemporary Berlin photographer Michael Schmidt? The cropped image of a sign, perhaps a […]