Does the Bauhaus still contribute to further developments in photographic pictorial languages? What role does the avant-garde photography play for contemporary artists today? At the center of Bauhaus and Photography is the reconstruction of László Moholy-Nagy’s photography-section at the legendary 1929–1930 Werkbund-exhibition Film und Foto (Film and Photo).

Gregor Hildebrandt

Gregor Hildebrandt makes great use of pre-recorded cassette tapes as material in his pictures and installations. The tapes are applied directly onto canvases and photographic prints and in room-sized installations. Although Hildebrandt’s work makes formal reference to Minimalism, the addition of a great number of subjective and autobiographical citations actually deliberately repudiates this strategy.
For Hildebrandt, the cassette tape as artistic medium, especially in its original function of storage medium, fulfils an important function: it enables the artist to add a further “invisible” dimension to his pictures. Playing with perception in this way is a major characteristic of his work; the picture is completed in the head of the viewer.

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"Gregor Hildebrandt"

January 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-119-1

22,00 x 32,50 cm

128 Pages

75 colored illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German, English, French

Galerie Jan Wentrup, Berlin,
Kunstverein Ludwigshafen und Galerie Almine Rech, Paris
Barbara Auer and Friederike Nymphius