Coverbild Hans-Christian Schink
Hans-Christian Schink
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Texts by: Prof. Thomas Weski, T. O. Immisch, Kai-Uwe Schierz, Phil Taylor, Ulrike Bestgen, Antje Rávic Strubel, Matthias Flügge, Sisse Laene Markvardine Kirkegaard
Contributions: Dr. Simone Förster
Graphic Design: Severin Wucher
Edited by: Dr. Simone Förster, Ulrike Bestgen, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Holler, Walter Smerling
German, English
April 2011 , 180 Pages , 0 Ills.
1mm x 1mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-2826-3
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| A monograph surveying all groups of works by the artist
The Leipzig-based photographer Hans-Christian Schink (*1961 in Erfurt) first gained notice for his series Verkehrsprojekte Deutsche Einheit, for which he spent seven years documenting new traffic-related constructions in eastern Germany. The images bear testimony to humankind’s enormous intervention in the environment. This clash between civilization and nature is a recurrent theme in almost all of Schink’s work: be it telephone cables that appear in an apparently virgin Vietnamese jungle, or utility poles and wires strung across Niigata’s snowy landscape. Even if human beings, as the perpetrators of these interventions, are never directly seen in these photographs, the scars they have left behind make them ever-present. Yet Schink does not pass judgment: he simply documents the scenes from the perspective of a remote observer. Exhibition schedule: Kunstmuseum Dieselkraftwerk, Cottbus, January 1–March 27, 2011 | Neues Museum, Weimar, April 8–June 13, 2011 | Galerie Rothamel, Erfurt, September 4–July 2, 2011 | Angermuseum, Erfurt, April 9–June 5, 2011 | Museum Küppersmühle, Duisburg, July 1–October 3, 2011 | Galerie Rothamel, Franfurt, September 2–October 22, 2011
»1h delightfully plays with photography's limitations. Photography can only capture illusions, and Schink has creatively used the medium to incorporate and make apparent the illusionistic properties of his photographs.There is a formula to the work, bit it's not formulaic. It is instead a lyrical study of the daily motion of the sun, the progenitor of scientific inquiry, and the thing that makes all photography possible.«
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