Coverbild Frank Kunert. Verkehrte Welt
Frank Kunert. Verkehrte Welt
Verkehrte Welt
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Edited by: Thilo von Debschitz, Frank Kunert
Texts by: Uta von Debschitz
Artist: Frank Kunert
German, English
February 2008 , 72 Pages , 0 Ills.
226mm x 225mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2132-5
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"German Photo Book Award," 2009
A multistoried apartment building. Its plaster is grayish beige and exudes a kind of petit-bourgeois tristesse; it has the requisite carpeted balcony railings, the lone flower box, even the deckchair is there. A familiar view. It is only on second glance that we see that something is wrong. All of the balcony doors lead to nowhere, and in turn, the balconies themselves cannot be accessed.
German photographer Frank Kunert (*1963 in Frankfurt/Main) has not uncovered any sort of architectural scandal. With Balcony is one of the works that sensitively and enigmatically turn familiar narrative contexts upside down and question reality itself. Far from being simply photographic satire, Kunert’s miniatures give three-dimensional form to puns on thoughts and words, making them tangible in the truest sense of the word. Kunert spends weeks constructing his model sets down to the smallest detail and then photographs them in his studio—in the process, creating the antithesis of worn and hackneyed concepts and ideas.
Exhibition schedule: Galerie S, Siegen, February 22–March 28, 2008 · Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie, Darmstadt, April 18–20, 22008 · Galerie Camera Obscura, Dortmund, August 16–September 6, 2008 · Artbox Frankfurt, Galerie der Editionen, October 2–29, 2008 · Stadtmuseum Münster, February 23–April 11, 2010Frank Kunert (*1963 in Frankfurt am Main) began studying photography in1984 and graduated in 1987. After years of working as an assistant in various photography studios, he went out on his own in 1992. For his illustrated volume, Verkehrte Welt (Topsy-Turvy World, Hatje Cantz) he received the 2009 German Photo Book Silver Medal. Frank Kunert lives in Boppard.
»This volume explores Kunert's recent work, allowing us a view of his world: ‘If we look at ourselves objectively and are able to laugh at ourselves, then life can carry on.’«
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