ein am Daumen kauender Mann in einem Auto
© Tobias Zielony / Courtesy of KOW, Berlin

A class of its own: photography as action space

The varied range of outlooks on life offered by photography at universities is always full of surprises. The exhibition “A class of its own - photography as action space” provides an example of one trend.

  • DATES 01/02/2014—18/05/2014


Timm Rautert (b. 1941), who lectured from 1993 to 2008 at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig, is one of the most important catalysts for current trends in German photography. He belongs to the generation of photographers whose works opened up new artistic spaces for photography, encouraged academic interest in the medium and opened the doors for it to enter contemporary art collections.

Selbstfotografie Timm Rauters mit Andy Warhol im Fahrstuhl
© Timm Rautert / Courtesy Parrotta Contemporary Art, Stuttgart, Fotos: Georg Schreiber
Timm Rautert, Selbst mit A. W., New York 1970 C-Print, Modern Print


The exhibition presents a group of younger photographers that has formed around Timm Rautert. His groups of works are compared with pieces by his ex-students, among others Claudia Angelmaier, Viktoria Binschtok, Bernhard Fuchs, Sven Johne, Ricarda Roggan, Adrian Sauer, Sebastian Stumpf, Anett Stuth and Tobias Zielony. Visitors are invited to follow the various photographic dialogues and recognise the “speakers’” different artistic stances. Their innovative works confirm that the Saxon academies are just as modern today as they have ever been.

schwarz-weiß Fotografie mit einem liegendem Menschen mit verbundenen Kopf
© Tim Rautert, Foto: Tim Rautert
Timm Rautert, Koordinate II, 1998 s/w Fotografie, Diasec Face Sandwich, 104 x 200 cm


media partner: monopol

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