How intensively do photographers examine their motifs? How much attention to they pay to individuals who view their pictures? The photographer Thomas Bergner dedicates himself to this question.

Lizza May David

the canvas and the monkey
Inspired by her Philippine origins, Lizza May David explores topics relating to memory, knowledge, and loss in archives and nature in the Philippines. In this publication, she provides insight into her current painting practice within the context of her artistic work of the last ten years, accompanied by essays by Oona Lochner, Victoria Herrera, Anna-Lena Wenzel, and others.

the canvas and the monkey is published in conjunction with the closing event of the Scholarship Program of the Graduate School of the Universität der Künste Berlin: Graduale 16: No New Kind of Duck, Rosa-Luxemburg Platz Berlin, October 20–23, 2016

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"Lizza May David"

November 2016

ISBN 978-3-7356-0325-8

19,80 x 29,70 cm

96 Pages

60 colored and 22 b/w illustrations

Broschur, bound

Swiss Brochure

Languages: English

Graduiertenschule der Universität der Künste Berlin and Lizza May David
Text by
Oona Lochner, Victoria Herrera, Anna-Lena Wenzel
Design by
a r c – Bartsch/Grimberg
Exhibition: Graduale 16: No New Kind of Duck, Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, 10178 Berlin, October 20 – 23, 2016

Solo exhibition:: 25 Nov 2016 - 14 Jan 2017, Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin