┐ an unwelcome guest └

photo © REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis, A masked protester holds a metal bar during a violent demonstration in Syntagma square in central Athens OPEN LETTER TO ANGELA MERKEL Dear chancellor Merkel, We start by saying we address you only as chancellor of Germany. We did not vote for you and do not acknowledge the existence of a…

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┐ Alexander Gehring └

@ Alexander Gehring, Untitled, from the series Messages from the Darkroom @ Alexander Gehring, Untitled, from the series Messages from the Darkroom The photographic series Messages from the Darkroom investigates the connection between photography and the occult. Based on historical photographs published by early twentieth century parapsychologist Dr. Albert von Schrenck-Notzing, Messages from the Darkroom…

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┐ Tobias Kruse └

© Tobias Kruse, Untitled, from the series The Parting, 2007 Graduation trip of the Carl-von-Ossietzky-Gymnasium examination year 2007, at Lake Balaton, Hungary “Alcoholism extends the impersonal and transcendental event of the ‘crack up’ across a life by way of a caesura of time. Alcoholism, Deleuze writes, ‘hardens’ the present (Deleuze 1990: 158). In Fitzgerald, alcoholism’s…

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┐ Steffi Klenz └

© Steffi Klenz, Untitled, from the series Hewitt’s Heap, 2011 © Steffi Klenz, Untitled, from the series Hewitt’s Heap, 2011 “The first thing we ought to note here is that the German word for the uncanny is ‘unheimlich’. As Freud famously pointed out a century ago, ‘heimlich’, which literally translates as ‘homely’, means two separate…

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┐ Michael Wolf └

© Michael Wolf , Corner Houses Hong Kong, 2010 (print screen) © Michael Wolf , Tokio compression, 2010 (print screen) © Michael Wolf , The Transparent City, 2008 (print screen) I’ve tried to pull back and not make a post each time I see someone’s work I find relevant but don’t personally like, but this…

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┐ Cathleen Naundorf └

© Cathleen Naundorf, Untitled – Dior, artist’s workshop – Cité Jandelle, Paris © Cathleen Naundorf, Mimi San – Dior, artist’s workshop – Cité Jandelle, Paris “When I decided to photograph 4×5 inches, and even with Polaroid, people asked, ’Are you crazy? Why don ’t you do digital, it takes much less time?’ But, it needs…

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┐ Jan von Holleben └

© Jan von Holleben, Untitled #14, from the series Mystery of Monsters, 2009 © Jan von Holleben, Untitled #15, from the series Mystery of Monsters, 2009 “Like amateur pornography, the pleasure of von Holleben’s work derives from its honesty. “People appreciate I’m not over-constructing an image: changing it in Photoshop 25 times, and their sense…

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┐ Katharina Bosse └

© Katharina Bosse, Untitled, from the series A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mother, 2004-2009 © Katharina Bosse, Untitled, from the series A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Mother, 2004-2009 “After living in New York for six years, I moved to Germany and became pregnant. Nothing in my career as a…

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║ Julian Röder ║

© Julian Röder, Protests agains G-8 summit in Genoa, Italy, 2001 © Julian Röder, Protests agains G-8 summit in Glenagles, Scotland, 2005 © Julian Röder, Protests agains G-8 summit in Kokkaido, Japan, 2008 (…) “No, these are not battle scenes in the art historical sense. Even if Julian Röder does have a strong understanding of…

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║ Thorsten Brinkmann ║

© Thorsten Brinkmann, Streefkerk, Berta von Schwarzflug, from the series Portraits of a Serialsammler, 2010 © Thorsten Brinkmann, Streefkerk, Venus del Whitespitz, from the series Portraits of a Serialsammler, 2008 “Enter Thorsten Brinkmann. Here is the confident hand of someone who knows the joke, knows just how to tell it, and, best of all, knows…

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║ Hiroko Inoue ║

© Hiroko Inoue, Untitled, from the series Inside-Out, 2005 © Iroko Inoue, Untitled, from the series Inside-Out, 2005 “In her photo series Inside-Out, the Japanese artist Hiroko Inoue explores psychical constellations that go beyond the normative process of socially preformulated reality on account of various life experiences. Windows of patients’ rooms in the psychiatric ward…

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║ Vanja Vukovic ║

© Vanja Vukovic, Untitled #4, from the series The self is a room, 2008 © Vanja Vukovic, Untitled #3, from the series The self is a room, 2008 “The self is a room. It contains the concurrent as well as the non-concurrent, the individual and the social, the orderly, the archived, the unsorted, and the…

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║ Rui Calçada Bastos ║

© Rui Calçada Bastos, Untitled, from the series Life in a Bush of Ghosts, 2008 © Rui Calçada Bastos, Untitled, from the series Life in a Bush of Ghosts, 2008 “Rui Calçada Bastos also exploits astute readings of the early conceptual artists. He talks of “revealing the City’s intimate histories and continuous memory” and “the…

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║ Christina Maria Oswald ║

© Christina Maria Oswald, Untitled #4, from the series Being, 2006-07 © Christina Maria Oswald, Untitled #11, from the series Being, 2006-07 © Christina Maria Oswald, Untitled #14, from the series Being, 2006-07 To see more of Christina’s work click here

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║ Jörg Brüggemann ║

© Jörg Brüggemann, Untitled, from the series G8 Heiligendamm, Germany, July 2007 © Jörg Brüggemann, Untitled, from the series G8 Heiligendamm, Germany, July 2007 “From the 6th until the 8th of June 2007 the annual G8 summit was held in Heiligendamm, Germany. During these three days the most powerful leaders of the world met to…

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║ Andreas Weinand ║

© Andreas Weinand, Julia und André, from the series Finding Oneself, 1990 © Andreas Weinand, Gero und Olli, from the series Finding Oneself, 1989 © Andreas Weinand, Anna und Gero, from the series Finding Oneself, 1990 “While reflecting on my own youth, the cycle Finding Oneself developed from 1988 – 1990 in Essen. The philosophy…

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║ Carina Linge ║

© Carina Linge, Acedia, from the series Einsamer Eros, 2008 © Carina Linge, im haus meines vaters gibt es viele wohnungen, from the series Amor et Psyche, 2007 © Carina Linge, erkenntnis, from the series Amor et Psyche, 2007 To see more of Carina’s work click here

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