PALMS. Visions of the good life. A dream, a hope, an escape from everyday life. With candles and ashtrays in the shape of palms or a glitter palm in an ice-cream sundae, we take a bit of it home—an admission that we dream a dream of great happiness, combined with a genial petty bourgeois mentality.

Veit Mette

People in museum
Veit Mette, a photographer based in Bielefeld, has been documenting exhibition openings in Kunsthalle Bielefeld for 20 years. He focuses on that major/minor moment when a visual narrative stands out: when the observer and the object observed stand across from each other as if reflected; when the artwork and the real situation merge into one or enter an intriguing state of juxtaposition. The unobserved moment, the grace note is the centre of the photography of Veit Mette, who describes himself ironically as a “snapshot-taker” and “the guy in the corner”.

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"Veit Mette"

ISBN 978-3-86678-603-5

21,50 x 28,00 cm

128 Pages

92 duplex illustrations

Softcover with flaps, bound

Languages: German

Kunsthalle Bielefeld, Christiane Heuwinkel
Text by
Friedrich Meschede, Christiane Heuwinkel
Design by
Kirsten Beckmann
Exhibition „Veit Mette. Menschen im Museum", 12. Oktober 2011 to 15 January 2012, Kunsthalle Bielefeld