• Lieber Aby Warburg, was tun Bildern? Vom Umgang mit fotografischem Material

Lieber Aby Warburg, was tun Bildern? Vom Umgang mit fotografischem Material

Starting out from an enduring fascination with the Mnemosyne Atlas by Aby Warburg, this reference in the title also pays homage to the 'artistic' art historian. While two projects refer in a concrete way to the work of Aby Warburg, the references of the other works are more associative in character. Today – from the viewpoint of contemporary art – we value Warburg's Mnemosyne Atlas because it displays variable, non-systematic ordering parameters, but also because the combination of divergent picture sources and their carrying materials and fixtures – as an aesthetic unity – appears extremely provisional and haptic. The new availability of reproductions in Warburg's time suggested the examination of images and their potential for making a statement in conjunction with other images, and the proposal and testing of hypotheses with the aid of such ensembles. Today, the availability of reproduced images is taken for granted more than ever. Artists: Özlem Altin, Tobias Buche, Mariana Castillo Deball, Marianna Christofides, Koenraad Dedobbeleer, Katalin Deér, Thea Djordjadze, Hervé Garcia, Cécile Hummel, Franziska Kabisch, Ulrike Kuschel, Alexandra Leykauf, Elke Marhöfer, Katrin Mayer, Lia Perjovschi, Manfred Pernice, Abigail Reynolds, Paula Roush, Ines Schaber & Stefan Pente, Eske Schlüters, Batia Suter, Simon Wachsmuth und Haegue Yang.


Softcover 15,5 x 23 cm 380 pages 192 color illustrations English, German Available ISBN 978-3-86828-367-9 2012

Editor:

Eva Schmidt

Exhibitions

Museum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen
02.12.2012 – 03.03.2013

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