Capitain Petzel

Elfie Semotan

01 May - 13 Jun 2009

© Elfie Semotan
Installation view, 2009
Capitain Petzel, Berlin
Photography for the BOOK PROJECT

May 1 - June 13, 2009

In 1996 Elfie Semotan and Martin Kippenberger had the idea of a joint project, a book of photographs from Semotan ́s archive that would be straightforwardly selected. Because the photographs are out of focus, because people ́s legs, arms or heads are cropped, because they contain no complete information, they seem to have absolutely no value.By extended contemplation, the photographs nevertheless generate a particular aesthetic and emotional quality.
An initial selection of 136 works introduces this project by Elfie Semotan and Martin Kippenberger.

Tags: Martin Kippenberger, Elfie Semotan