feldmann people qca exhibition 2017


Hans-Peter Feldmann

100 Jahren
101 portraits of people aged between eight weeks and one hundred years old. All the people photographed belong to Feldmann’s family or his circle of friends. They are clear, black and white photos, highly contrasted and full of half-tones, in which the subjects are centred in the photo, posing for the photographer. Underneath each photo is the first name and the age of the subject. 100 Jahren continues Feldmann’s questioning of the passing of time, but does so by looking at his emotive and friendship circles. 27.5 x 20.7cm. Schirmer/Mosel. Photographer Carl Warner.

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions

Book #9
Düsseldorf-based Hans-Peter Feldmann is a passionate collector of images and stories, an original thinker and one of the first conceptual artists. This is Feldmann’s most personal book, a racy parcours through images before and behind the retina: clouds and strawberries, women in graceful poses, pants that don’t fit, the longing of retired civil servants, flying people, Christmas decorations, soccer images, collections of country-code plates and much more. These images are at once common, strange, smart, stupid and human. Of his focus on the “poetic moments of the ordinary,” a 2003 review in Artforum said, “It is precisely this continual, ever-expanding reflection on and skepticism about the various functions and values of images, their truth content and modes of employment, that make Feldmann’s work now seem seminal. And his relevance to contemporary art practice derives not least from his acknowledgement of the arbitrary relationship between signifier and signified, the moments of displacement and projection inherent in every form of representation.” 31.2 x 22.5cm. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König. Photographer Carl Warner.

Collection: Centre for the Artist Book, grahame galleries + editions