Current exhibition: NOT A HOUSE / BUT A FACE

Opening: 30 April 2015, 7 pm
Introduction: Maren Lübbke-Tidow (Berlin)
Exhibition duration: 2 May − 13 June 2015

 

Joachim Brohm - C-Black, 2015, Pigment-Print, 110x135cm
 

Portraits, interiors and architectures of the fragment characterise the genres of the new photographs by Joachim Brohm and Valentina Seidel..

The exhibition jointly conceived by the artists for FOTOHOF explores, for the first time, the interplay between photographic works whose motifs defy the descriptions of normative photographic representation. The objects and people portrayed by Brohm and Seidel are characterised first of all by their unorthodox appearance, and a marginal quality. The works' compositional precision and subtle colour palette are fundamental formal properties with which both artists hark back to previous works.

The interplay between the individual photographs also gives rise to a new interpretative space that opens up potential levels of reflection beyond the documentary principles of photographs. For all the objectivity of the photographic reproduction, in combining their works for this exhibition Brohm and Seidel succeed nonetheless not only in raising the question of reality and identity, but also in examining the recurring question about image and reality as perceived through photography.

 

Joachim Brohm, born in Dülken (Ger) in 1955, lives and works in Leipzig.
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Valentina Seidel, born in Regensburg (Ger) in 1973, lives and works in Leipzig.
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Valentina Seidel - Kochstraße II 22
 

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