- DEANA NASTIC
- JACQUES OLIVAR
- SIDE EFFECTS by Joachim Schmeisser
- ANDREAS H. BITESNICH
- JOSEF HOFLEHNER
- ELLEN VON UNWERTH
MONA KUHN SELECTED WORKS
May 16 until July 30, 2023
The exhibition includes over 23 selected works from the photographic oeuvre of Mona Kuhn who is one of the most important female contemporary photographer today and best known for her large-scale photographs of the human form and essence. The online exhibition is dedicated to a core theme of Kuhn's artistic work, which she dealt with from the very beginning of her career: the human body — in its natural state while simultaneously re-interpreting the nude as a contemporary canon of art.
JOACHIM SCHMEISSER NEW RELEASES
Ein Unsagbarer Rest
Zeitlosigkeit und Intimität ist in diesen Fotografien, die an malerische Vorbilder denken lässt. Das Konzept des „Erhabenen“ wird hier spürbar, jene Idee, dass wir etwas Großem, ja Heiligem, Unerreichbarem oder Unendlichem beiwohnen. Wir spüren das Erhabene etwa in den Bildern von Caspar David Friedrich, in seinem „Mönch am Meer“ – genauso, wie in der Fotografie eines Gepards in weiter Savannen-Landschaft, der den Sonnenuntergang betrachtet. Diese Kunstwerke, auch ihre phänomenalen Lichtstimmungen, eröffnen Gefühlsebenen, die sich schwer in Begriffe fassen lassen. Es bleibt ein unsagbarer Rest.
— Marc Peschke, Kurator und Kunsthistoriker —
Element of the indescribable
Timelessness and intimacy are embedded in these photographs, recalling painter masterpieces of the past. The concept of the sublime becomes palpable here, as we are overcome by the realization that we are witnessing something magnificent, even sacred, unattainable, or infinite. We sense the sublime, for example, in the paintings of Caspar David Friedrich, in his Monk by the Sea – just as we do in Schmeisser’s photograph of a cheetah in a vast savannah landscape, watching the sunset. These works of art, and their phenomenal atmospheres of light and shadow, open up levels of sentiment that are hard to put into words, creating an element of the indescribable.
— Marc Peschke, Curator and Art Historian —
JOACHIM SCHMEISSER SIDE EFFECTS
“Is there magic in photography? Is photography itself magic?
We wonder about such questions while considering the new series of “Side Effects – The Essence of Photography” by Joachim Schmeisser. The series of works is one of those few genuinely surprising, captivating and innovative examples of contemporary photography, also because it presents its theme as the fundamental principles of the medium itself.”
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Review by Marc Peschke, Art Historian and Curator
GREG GORMAN IT'S NOT ABOUT ME
Greg Gorman is a legend. He belongs to a very small group of iconic Hollywood photographers, who, like George Hurrell in his time, is a master of light and wields his magic to produce stunning and memorable images. During the past fifty years, Gorman has created an impressive and distinctive body of portrait photography.
In his portraits, Gorman both reflects and critiques the alluring myth of Hollywood. The images, many of which were produced on assignment, are individual and formally diverse. Gorman’s unique photographic style fuses with his client’s wishes and the impulses of his portrayed subjects in a remarkable mélange. His outstanding ability to quickly adapt to the person in front of him without reflecting his own personal ego, has enabled Gorman to become one of the most esteemed and beloved portrait photographers of our times.
JOACHIM SCHMEISSER LAST OF THEIR KIND
The main part of this exhibition are the works from his last book »THE LAST OF THEIR KIND«, published by TeNeues in 2021.
»Some of the largest and most wonderful creatures in Africa have become very dear to me over the years: elephant, rhino, giraffe, lion, cheetah, leopard and mountain gorilla — all utterly fascinating creatures and all of them endangered. I have dedicated this book to these last of their kind. These are intimate portraits of the beauty of creation and its transience. It's a homage and warning at the same time — a visual message with the aim of sharpening our clouded view of the one, infinitely complex and vulnerable nature and to recognize which treasures we are about to irretrievably lose.« Joachim Schmeisser
OLGA MICHI VULNERABLE
Olga Michi is a modern digital artist, author of the concept of cinematographic projects. In her works, Olga follows the traditions of Western European art, in particular, the approaches that masters of the Düsseldorf school of photography employ. Olga's works cover and address a wide range of topics, including both acute problems of modern life and absorbing philosophical questions.
In this Virtual Exhibition IMMAGIS presents a prominent selection of Olga Michi's »Vulnerable« project.