For a decade now, Eva Schwab has been examining her own life story in her painting. Researching and investigating stereotypical scenes from her private photo album has elicited visual mementos that she transfers to a wax-impregnated, transparent canvas, expanding and dissecting the image in an attempt to consciously shape the past using pictures that are part of a collective biography. Since 2005, Schwab has also been examining other biographies, weaving photographic material belonging to ‘adopted kin’ with her own memories. In this way, new ‘family members’ are integrated into the family album, interfaces are examined and points of contact are established, resulting in an intimate and nerve cell-like family album whose branches are nurtured by collected biographies, quotes, authentic and fictitious memories, confabulations and repetitions.
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23,00 × 26,00 cm
102 colored and 3 b/w illustrations
Languages: German, English
Gerald Hintze, Jutta Meyer zu Riemsloh, Cathrin Nielsen
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition Eva Schwab. Nachbilder 2005–2010“, 9 May to 27 June 2010, Kunstverein Münsterland, Coesfeld.
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