Opening: Friday, 30. March 2012, 7 p.m.
Exhibition: 31 March - 29 April 2012
Gallery Weekend: 27. - 29.04.2012, Saturday/Sunday 12.00 - 18.00 p.m.
Claudia Fischer: Precious Freight
The starting point for Claudia Fischer’s Precious Freight – similar to her series Take Care of Your Personal Belongings – is her involvement with the world as a logistics clearing house. In the age of global mobility goods circulate inconspicuously in cardboard boxes, which Fischer places centre stage. Whereas Personal Belongings focused on the packaging, these new photographs highlight the interior, the architecture of a microcosm, a sculptural labyrinth. The large-sized photographs virtually testify to a scanning of the surface – the search for the specific materiality of these cardboard boxes, all of which are marked by use.

Claudia Fischer’s work can be described as hybrid in a twofold sense: on the one hand, her photographs almost fall into the category of plastic arts but, on the other hand, can be seen as belonging from their subject matter to the broad complex of cultural identity and migration. 

Werner Huthmacher: The Adorables
In a series of photographic images and video work, Werner Huthmacher demonstrates delight at a partner of the same species and the fear of being alone by means of two young, not yet fully grown pigs. He focuses on the social, almost affectionate relationship of these two breeding piglets. Highly reduced image details are added to situational, narrative motifs and arranged in the exhibition in such a way as to produce a new overall picture. Huthmacher addresses the world of symbols and associations related to the meaning and presentation of pigs. Against the backdrop of a space that appears warm but sterile, the viewer is confronted with the socio-human side of the animals and their domestication. 

The photographs were taken on location during the production of a public art project at the Federal Ministry for Nutrition, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV). The spruce, oxblood-red linoleum floor and the almost gold-coloured clay walls of the Ministerial building provide both an atmospheric and a clean stage for the two short-legged protagonists. The Adorables refers to an earlier work in which the artist grapples with the description of goods in supermarkets and their presentation.
Claudia Fischer | from: Precious Freight | 2012 | pigment prints | 64x80 cm
Werner Huthmacher | from: The Adorables WH 1325 | 2011-2012 | pigment prints, framed | ca. 40x50 cm

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