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.

Far away – up close

Photography from Leipzig
Even through Leipzig is frequently associated primarily with painting when it comes to art, the city has always been an important centre for photography.
Covering the work of 25 artists, this catalogue provides an overview of photography in Leipzig from the 1970s up to the present day. It illustrates in particular the development of conceptually diverse and new approaches to the photography of the graduates of the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst.
Taking the photography collection of the Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus as its point of departure, the catalogue includes prominent works of photographic art from the former East Germany and illustrates important post-1990 positions. The works exemplify the critical distance from reality, both in terms of private and everyday perspectives and public, global contexts, that is a hallmark of Leipzig photography to date.
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"Far away – up close"

July 2008

ISBN 978-3-86678-189-4

21,50 x 26,50 cm

80 Pages

35 colored and 21 b/w illustrations

Hardcover, bound, without dust-jacket, without slipcase

Languages: German

Kunstsammlungen Zwickau and Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus
Carmen Schliebe and Susanne Holschbach
The illustrated book was published on the occasion of the exhibition „Mit Abstand – ganz nah. Fotografie aus Leipzig“, 2008, Kunstsammlungen der Städtischen Museen Zwickau, 2008/2009, Museum der Stadt Ratingen and 2009, Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk Cottbus.