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Opening: Gerald Domenig / Andrea Witzmann

> 03.08.2023 7:00 PM

The artist Gerald Domenig, who was born in Villach and grew up in the Carinthian Gailtal, has lived and worked in Frankfurt am Main since the mid-seventies. He photographs the world not as it is, but as he would like it to be, irritatingly neat. Domenig comments on his photographic artistic practice and that of others in numerous books such as Die gute Naht, Klagefurt 1995, Nivea und Nivea, Cologne 2008, Mittendrin ein Z, Secession Vienna 2016 and I call them Squares, Frankfurt 2019.
Viennese artist Andrea Witzmann has been dealing with scenarios of a worn-out consumer world for more than twenty years. Photographing her found objects in a documentary style, she not only gives them the necessary attention of a possible »crime scene« through her factual (but also repeatedly arranged) presentation, but also elevates the objects to poetic panel paintings through pictorial composition, subjective colorfulness and subtle light. In 2020, Böhlau Verlag published her book »wien.herzschlag« (vienna.heartbeat) with works from the city and her own literary texts.

Gerald Domenig, 2022
Andrea Witzmann, “Mapplethorpe to Go“, 2022, C-print, 100 x 134 cm