ABSAGE AN DIE WIRKLICHKEIT

Subjektive Positionen zeitgenössischer Fotografie

“I take photographs so that the things that lie behind can become visible”. This statement from Knut Wolfgang Maron describes this selection of photographic works in their search for a new subjectivity in photography. With reference to the tradition of classical subjective photography, this new development is defined as “extended subjective photography”. Photographic reflection is achieve through the use of specific associations and metaphors that act together to create the “lowest common denominator” of understanding between art and the viewer. There are symbols all around us; we apply them to our work to create new – and relevant – interrelations. Our focus is not to produce an appropriate representation of reality; instead we superimpose and permeate reality with symbols and allegories in order to communicate our own state of mind.
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ABSAGE AN DIE WIRKLICHKEIT

March 2006

ISBN 978-3-938025-66-6

21,00 × 30,50 cm

164 Pages

116 colored and 9 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German, English, French

Editor
by Tim Kellner, Knut Wolfgang Maron, Janet Riedel and Michael Strauss preface by Tim Kellner, Knut Wolfgang Maron, and Michael Strauss authors Michael Neumann, Oliver Geisler, and Andreas Steffens

Events
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition tour of the same name at different places in Germany 2005 to 2008. Absage an die Wirklichkeit