During a tour with the artist Stefanie Seufert, the artist Max de Esteban and the curators Christoph Schaden and Kris Scholz, visitors to the Kunsthalle Darmstadt have the opportunity to hear first-hand about the concept and central work of the exhibition “Bauhaus und die Fotografie. Zum Neuen Sehen in der Gegenwartskunst”.
In the digital photo collages of Max de Esteban (* 1959 in Barcelona) one encounters civilization-critical references as well as a media-theoretically based skepticism. His "vertiginous" works combine perceptual fragments from the media world with a spectrum of constructive forms and color surfaces, as they have been handed down from modern times.
The sculptural works of the 'Towers' by Stefanie Seufert (* 1969 in Göttingen) have a clear architectural reference. As a starting point for their experimental exploration serve photo papers, which were processed in the darkroom by elaborate folding and exposure processes and folded into tower-like artefacts.
Prof. Dr. Christoph Schaden, one of the three curators of the exhibition, has held the professorship for the newly established Department of Visual Arts at the Faculty of Design at the Georg-Simon-Ohm University of Applied Sciences in Nuremberg since 2010.
Curator Prof. dr. Kris Scholz, himself a photographer and since 2005 professor at the Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, is represented in the exhibition with several works. The highly abstracted large formats of his series 'Marks and Traces', despite their sharpness of detail from a distance, resemble picturesque artefacts, not at least due to the perceptual perspective of the radically lowered gaze already found in the works of Umbo and László Moholy-Nagy from the 1920s.
Please note: the Event is being held in German.