Regina Schmeken Unter Spielern - Die Nationalmannschaft

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Texts by: Willibald Sauerländer, Axel Hacke, Albert Ostermaier, Regina Schmeken Foreword: Oliver Bierhoff Graphic Design: Marc Naroska German 2012, 160 Pages, 82 Ills. Half cloth 311mm x 225mm
ISBN: 978-3-7757-3440-0
| Fascination and aesthetics—bodies in motion

For Regina Schmeken , the depiction of motion is a focal point of her artistic work. Her serial photographs concentrate on the crucial moment between standstill and motion in dance, soccer, pole vaulting, or fencing. The black-and-white photographs give the trained bodies of the participants a sculptural quality that is intensified by the carefully selected framing and composition as well as the elaborate lighting. Oliver Bierhoff, former national all-star and manager of the German men’s soccer team, was surprised by Schmeken’s special view of “his” discipline, which led to a collaborative project: from early 2011 onward, the photographer accompanied the national team to international games, including the 2012 European championships in Poland and the Ukraine. This publication documents the men’s encounter and play with the ball as if it were choreography—captured from an impressive perspective.
EXHIBITIONSGropius Bau, BerlinOctober 16, 2012-January 6, 2013Dortmunder UApril 2–September 28, 2014 Museum Villa Stuck, MünchenJune 15-September 14, 2014