Wolfgang Gäfgen
Photographic Miracles

Author(s)

Christian Gögger, Olivier Kaeppelin, Clemens Ottnad, Michel Poivert

Design

Bureau Progressiv, Benjamin Kivikoski

Cover

Clothbound hardcover

Size

24 x 29 cm

Pages

304

Illustrations

245

Language(s)

German, English, French

ISBN

978-3-96912-024-8

Release summer 2022

A Mysterious Play of Light and Shadow

While Wolfgang Gäfgen’s (b. Hamburg, 1936; lives and works in Stuttgart and Esslingen) hand drawings and woodprints are widely acclaimed, only connoisseurs are familiar with his photographic oeuvre. The extensive body of analog black-and-white and color photographs spans the decades from the late 1960s to the present and is no less accomplished than the artist’s graphic works and prints. This book, with essays by Christian Gögger, Olivier Kaeppelin, Clemens Ottnad and Michel Poivert, is the first to gather a large selection of these pictures, illustrating the interdependencies between works in the different visual media of expression. Artfully arranged still lifes breathe a spectral animation into ostensibly trivial everyday objects. The human figures that appear now and then seem to be engaged in cultic performances; many of the photographic works are accompanied by ironic quotes from the earlier history of art or allusions to historic myths.

Release summer 2022

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