Claudia Rogge

A Retrospective

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Claudia Rogge
A Retrospective

Text(s) by David Galloway, Thomas W. Kuhn, contributions by David Galloway, graphic design by Dieter Thiel

German, English, Russian

2010. 128 pp., 176 ills.

hardcover

30.70 x 26.50 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2574-3

Photographs about the relationship of the individual to the masses

The theme at the heart of Claudia Rogge’s (*1968 in Düsseldorf) work is the relationship between mass society and the individual—two apparently opposing, paradoxical phenomena. The artist carries on ad absurdum with the opposition between the masses and the individual, through her acknowledgement and depiction of the individual as the representative of conceptual roles. She drew international attention with her projects mob il 1 and mob il 2, traveling through Europe in a glass truck built especially for her installations. One of the installations “accommodated” inside the truck consisted of five thousand copies of a cast of a baby’s head. Rogge continues to develop her theme in her photographic works, using a uniquely conceived method. She choreographs her pictures, so that they look like a “single shot,” but these mass compositions are the result of a multitude of individual images.

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