Claus Goedicke: Still Life / Eden, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais, 2005 Claus Goedicke: Still Life / Eden, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais, 2005
Claus Goedicke: Still Life / Eden, Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac Paris Marais, 2005

Claus Goedicke Still Life / Eden

9 April—14 May 2005
Paris Marais
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Overview

How is a picture built? Does reality exist in a picture? Where does it cross the border between reality and fiction? 

The photographs Claus Goedicke will show in our project room belong to different bodies of work. There will be some never published still life from the series 'Ganz in Weiß' which Goedicke realized in the late nineties and in which he wrecked down and rebuilt the space of the picture, the substantial prerequisite for the representation of volume and figures. These photographs deal with questions of a particular character. How is a picture built? Does reality exist in a picture? Where does it cross the border between reality and fiction? When we look at a picture; is that perception or construction of perception? Ideas like that will shine up, when we look at these very pure and highly concentrated pictures. Beside that, the exhibition offers the opportunity to get for the very first time an impression of the most recent work of the artist. The diptych 'Eden' marks in a certain way the starting point of a cycle of work...

The photographs Claus Goedicke will show in our project room belong to different bodies of work.

There will be some never published still life from the series "Ganz in Weiß" which Goedicke realized in the late nineties and in which he wrecked down and rebuilt the space of the picture, the substantial prerequisite for the representation of volume and figures.

These photographs deal with questions of a particular character.

How is a picture built? Does reality exist in a picture? Where does it cross the border between reality and fiction? When we look at a picture; is that perception or construction of perception?

Ideas like that will shine up, when we look at these very pure and highly concentrated pictures.

Beside that, the exhibition offers the opportunity to get for the very first time an impression of the most recent work of the artist.

The diptych "Eden" marks in a certain way the starting point of a cycle of work in which Goedicke combines ornaments and fragments -cut out of photographs of female nudes- with any other sort of photographs he can reach for.

While these pictures, alike if they are withdrawn from the medias or art, journalistic, private or historical contexts etc., represent the photographable world, the cut-outs themselves –bouncing to and fro between a private fetish and a scientific preparation- claim to disconnect beauty from correlations which ruined our feeling for it, (e.g. the link between beauty and market or the low-brow idea, that the portrayal of beauty does not fit to our moral categories) and bring it back in to a sphere where beauty, free of any purpose, is able to unfold it's effect.

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