The State of North Rhine-Westphalia acquired the impressive art collection of Konrad Fischer and his wife, comprising 250 works by some thirty-five artists, as well as the gallery archive, for the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen at the beginning of 2014. The exhibition catalogue now provides a summary of Konrad Fischer’s significant life’s work.

Daniel Schumann

Purple Brown Grey White Black - Life in Death
Dying and death have become taboo subjects: we are living longer, old age is often defined by frailty, illness and loneliness. People die in hospitals – on the social margins.
Daniel Schumann’s photos make death visible, with all the pain and suffering that is part of terminal illness but also with the certainty that goodbyes can be said with peace and dignity. His work reveals death in all its humanity, within reach in the here and now. The photographs, which were taken over the space of a year, show people who lived in the hospice during this period. People come and go, some stay for longer, others shorter periods of time. In the same way that the seasons, the light and the colours change, so too does life. Death represents the end for individuals. The cycle of life continues however. People die, people are born.

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"Daniel Schumann"

April 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-289-1

21,00 x 27,00 cm

112 Pages

45 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German

Andreas Beaugrand, Dirk Fütterer, Institut für Buchgestaltung, Fachhochschule Bielefeld
Text by
Thomas Macho, Christa Garvert, Schwester Basina Kloos, Wolfgang Petersmann, Daniel Schumann, Goswin Walter

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