Hans Könings

The other story

Hans Köning takes everyday pictures out of the limitations of the autobiographical. He creates linocuts printed only in black-and-white from private and found photographs; the pre-photographic quality of these is an appropriation of the original snapshots.
The artist wants to understand what memory means, why certain images evoke something in us and produce that wonderful feeling of “let this moment last”. Or why other images – in a moment of recognition – bring back terrible memories Könings is a treasure hunter. He finds treasures for us in the depths of the past.
Hans Könings
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Hans Könings

November 2010

ISBN 978-3-86678-511-3

24,00 × 30,00 cm

96 pages

49 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust jacket, without Schuber

Languages: German, English

by Petra Rietz authors Reinhold Scheer, Edith Winner and Michael Zajonz Graphic design Margarethe Hausstätter, Berlin

The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Hans Könings“, 30 March 2010 to 14 May 2010, Petra Rietz Salon Gallery, Berlin.