Performance part of Music+Heartbeats [surveillance system].
Lukas Krenn played a great show at our exhibition last night. Our little place was packed, the music most amazing and our guests happy. So are we. Thanks Lukas for the good work. Here are some impressions from last night.
Spatzen haben es bereits von D√§chern gepfiffen, angeblich. Es wird Zeit. Hiermit ist es raus.
Es wird eine Ausstellung geben.
Sie tr√§gt den Titel MUSIC+HEARTBEATS.
Von 19.3.2009 bis 27.3.2009 pr√§sentieren Laura Gaetano und meine Wenigkeit zweiundzwanzig Fotografien zu Songs die wichtig sind. Die richtig sind. In speziellen Momenten. F√ľr spezielle Momente.
Es wird auch Musik geben. Gute Musik. Live.
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Last week I wrote a bit about Andreas Bitesnich and how he got started and then famous in his field of photography.
Now, Jim Rakete has made his way too. Born in Berlin in 1951, he began working as a photojournalist with a focus on the music scene, while still in school. Amongst the people he had portrayed at this point were already Mick Jagger, Jimi Hendrix and Ray Charles. He then worked as music producer in the 70ies and and 80ies (Nina Hagen, Nena, Die √Ąrzte etc.). Throughout the years, he has never lost his love (and eye) for photography and when he had the chance to work for Cicero magazine, he increasingly portrayed politicians like Gerhardt Schr√∂der, Otto Schily or Franz M√ľntefering.
His current exhibition, 1/8 sec. Vertraute Fremde., forces you to take a break. 1/8 of a second is a long time in todays world. Vertraute Fremde (Well-know strangers) shows people we all think we know, politicians, athletes, actors etc. Rakate portrays them the way they simply are, without letting their public image influence the photograph. No unnecessary make up, no manipulations, no artificial lights. Follow this link for an interview in Art Magazin and read his thoughts, I find it fairly interesting.
1/8 Sec. – Vertraute Fremde
18. Januar bis 10. Mai 2009
LUDWIGGALERIE Schloss Oberhausen
I heart autodidacts. Andreas Bitesnich is one. I kind of admire people, who just follow their very own path. In art, I find that working autodidact means developing and finding these very own paths. Without people telling you what to do and how to do it. Not that technical education does not matter, but the feeling must come first, I say. He found a great path for himself, and is now one of the most wanted nude and portrait photographer in the world.
I finally made it to his current exhibition More Nudes at the Galerie Westlicht yesterday. Today’s the very last day of the (already extended) exhibition. Go there, be fascinated. Now!
Personal Note: I either want his book Travel for birthday, or my own book Travel. That might be to expensive for you though.