Beate Gütschow: S

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Beate Gütschow: S

Ed. Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, contributions by Anna-Catharina Gebbers, preface by Ulrich Bischoff, graphic design by Maria Magdalena Koehn

German, English

2009. 72 pp., 34 ills.


30.80 x 38.20 cm

ISBN 978-3-7757-2528-6

Digitally manipulated works that question photography’s status as the representative of reality

At first glance, the large-format black-and-white photographs by Beate Gütschow (*1970 inMainz) are reminiscent of authentic documentations of urban scenes: monumental architecture, decaying buildings, rusty automobile parts. Yet the images are the result of complex digital manipulation: they are montages consisting of numerous photos taken by Gütschow on her various journeys and later assembled to create a single picture. They are often fragments of aging modern architecture—plain, unadorned concrete buildings, now crumbling and in part non-functional.

In this way, the artist thematizes ideas that have survived modernity while she also explores and scrutinizes the medium of photography as a representative of reality.

Exhibition schedule: Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden, Kunsthalle im Lipsiusbau October 10, 2009– January 17, 2010

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