On November 23, 2018, the famous Düsseldorf gallery owner Alfred Schmela would have celebrated his hundredth birthday. To mark this occasion, the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen is organizing an exhibition that shows the wide-ranging network of this “pioneer of the avant-garde.”

“Amazing Gaze” & other photographs by Hans Cogne

The photographs of the Swedish artist Hans Cogne (*1953) cover a diverse spectrum, from explicit still lifes to abstract experiments. The span of their making exceeds thirty years, but his focus remains the same – to create his very particular visual spaces, a tension between reality and imagination, form and material. Most of his photographs can be regarded as objects where the picture and the frame constitute an entity. Their configurations are precise and much considered, but the process also has moments that are very intuitive and spontaneous. Cogne’s new publication shows his expressive works accompanied by a text written by himself.

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"“Amazing Gaze” & other photographs by Hans Cogne"

December 2017

ISBN 978-3-7356-4026-0

22,20 x 28,00 cm

96 Pages

35 colored and 41 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: English

Hans Cogne
Text by
Hans Cogne
Design by
Hans Cogne

Book Release, 14.12.2017, Konst-ig, Stockholm