Annette Kelm

Serie "Wolgaster Holzindustrie Aktiengesellschaft", 2008

C-print, 3 parts, framed
76.3 x 59.4 cm; 30 x 23 1/2 in
77.3 x 60.4 cm; 30 1/2 x 23 3/4 in
1/5 + 2 AP

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Annette Kelm’s photographs often focus on artificial arrangements of objects that look familiar and yet generate additional signification that mak...

Annette Kelm’s photographs often focus on artificial arrangements of objects that look familiar and yet generate additional signification that makes them difficult to read. Her images quote the genres of still life, studio or architecture photography, but never fully comply with the conventions governing these genres. On the contrary, they seem to defy photography’s function as a medium of either documentation or staged representation in favor of something that is both a pictorial composition and a meditation on photographic representation as such. Capturing their subjects in frontal view and in great detail, Kelm’s conceptual approach to photography keeps an air of slight impersonality and yet emphasizes the visual potential of the motifs to stand for more than just themselves. In her still lifes, everyday objects loose their original meaning to gain an unexpected new one. than just themselves. In her still lifes, everyday objects loose their original meaning to gain an unexpected new one.

Over the years, the artist has shown much interest in how things are presented in museums or as part of a collection. How does an object in a display case become a placeholder for cultural history? How do displays frame and structure an item’s readability? Which supplementary information is needed to decode its meaning? 

 

 

Die Stadt, die es nicht gibt, Ludwigs Forum, Aachen, Germany, 2012
Annette Kelm, Kunst-Werke, Berlin, Germany, 2009
Re-Used Modernity, Brussels Biennale, Brussels, Belgium, 2008
Annette Kelm, Taka Ishii Gallery, Tokyo, Japan, 2008
Annette Kelm, Witte de With - Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2008

This work is in excellent condition with no discernible condition issues. Detailed condition report available upon request.

 

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