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.

Grand Ouvert

Eckart Hahn
Who would expect to find a blazing fire in a broom cupboard or an explosion in a model kit including a turkey, a partridge and a pheasant?
Eckart Hahn puts everyday objects to unexpected use, removing them from their familiar context in order to create new connections: However it is never really clear whether these are interior or exterior spaces. Our focus is directed towards individual scenes that – like dreams – create an unreal effect when combined with the selected motifs, quite unlike the accurate sharp detail of the photographic representations of the objects. Hahn processes personal experiences in his images and connects these to fantastic elements to create a new reality that the viewer must try and decode: What is happening or what is going to happen? Time stands still before the progression of a story whose ending is uncertain.

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"Grand Ouvert"

August 2009

ISBN 978-3-86678-343-0

21,00 x 24,00 cm

48 Pages

42 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound

Languages: German, English

Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, Galerie WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin

Text by
Iris Poßegger
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Eckart Hahn. Kammerspiel“, Galerie Rothamel, Frankfurt am Main, 4 September to 17 October 2009, and „Intimate Play“, Galerie WAGNER + PARTNER, Berlin, 6 November 2009 to 2 January 2010.